A couple of days ago, people realized that the Wii U’s Netflix app doesn’t have an ‘@’ symbol on the app’s keyboard. This means that any user that uses the ‘@’ symbol either in their password actually can’t log in without having to change the password somewhere else. That problems appears to have been fixed by a recent update.
Hopefully you weren’t counting on using the Wii U’s Nintendo TVii functionality right out of the box come this Sunday. Nintendo has stated in a press release that the feature will be activated in December.
Longtime Netflix users, like myself and most likely many of you reading this, have been shocked by the many changes that the rental juggernaut has undergone in the past few months. Changes have included price increases, separating their streaming service from their DVD rental service and in the process forming a wholly separate entity known as Qwikster to undertake the aforementioned spun off DVD rental branch. As of this morning those plans and the Qwikster brand are no more.
Netflix has aroused the ire of its subscribers as of late for raising its subscription fees and its splitting of its services into streaming movies and its traditional DVD by mail, the latter which will be named “Qwikster”. Game rentals have been added to its services as well, giving GameFly its first potential competition.
We knew that Netflix was coming to the 3DS from way back in March, but a release date was never given. How about tomorrow then?
As gamers we know all about Gamefly. They offer game rentals delivered in the mail just like Netflix does with movies. Gamefly was not given the same service Netflix was by the USPS and that’s about to change.
What a surprise, Nintendo announced at today’s Game Developers Conference that it is working on a new 3D Super Mario game for the 3DS handheld. It will likely be a full 3D game rather than a 2D game with 3D backgrounds like New Super Mario Bros, because it is being developed by the same team behind both Super Mario Galaxy games for the Wii.
Rejoice PS3 users! Netflix on the PS3 is about to get more convenient. Announced over on the Playstation blog website (via 1UP), Netflix users won’t need a disc come this October 18th. Since it started last November, PS3 owners who are also Netflix subscribers needed a disc to be able to watch streaming movies from Netflix. Come this 18th, there will be a special Netflix app made available to PS3 users.
After nearly a year of rumors, speculation and mostly denials from Microsoft the very item they denied was officially announced. A new Xbox 360 went on sale last Tuesday and this one is a dandy.
Wii owners will be able to stream movies and TV shows directly into their console, thanks to an agreement with Netflix. Netflix is scheduled to go live on the Wii this spring in the U.S. at no additional fee to Netflix members. All they need is the Netflix membership plan starting at $8.99 a month, a broadband internet connection, and of course a Wii console.