Do you like to watch movies? Do you like the Internets? Do you like watching movies via the Internets? Do you like watching movies via the Internets via your videogame consoles, via loading a DVD/Blu-ray disc to enable this feature? If you answered “yes” to the last question (I actually don’t care about the first three), then you’ve probably already checked out the Netflix Steaming Disc for PS3, released a few months ago. Just this week, I received my Wii Streaming Disc in the mail, for all of its standard-def glory, and if you have a 360, you don’t need a disc at all, since it has exclusive rights to stream Netflix without one.
Don’t have a modern videogame system, though? You’re in luck. Finally, the NES Streaming Cartridge is now available to all Netflix subscribers. Don’t have a network-enabled NES? No worries; your streaming cartridge has a gigabit Ethernet port right on the top to connect to your XFinity router. To XFINITY and BEYOND.
Reed Hastings (CEO of Netflix): We wanted to make sure that Netflix customers who have the Internet, but who don’t have Internet Explorer; Firefox; an Xbox 360, PS3, or Wii; an Internet-connected Blu-ray player or HDTV; TiVO; or a home theater that contains one of these devices, can watch Netflix movies that no one has ever heard of!
Compatible with classic and top loader NES models.
The download speed of the movies is fantastic, and they get rendered in real time to 8-bit graphics. Here’s a screen capture of one of my favorite movies:
Screenshot of “Act 1” from Super Mario Bros.: The Movie.