Well I was ecstatic to find out on Friday that the Netflix streaming service to the Wii was live and that I was getting my Wii disc on Saturday. As expected, it arrived in the mail mid-afternoon and we promptly popped the disc in. It was a simple matter of entering a code provided on the screen into a form on the Netflix website and we were browsing the instant queue, along with all the other stream-able movies. Eager to try this out we settled on the Never Ending Story.
The movie started just fine after a 15 second load and played great for about 15 minutes when it stopped. Hmmm… I thought, bandwidth issues? I hit play again via the Wii Mote and it continued on. About three minutes later, same thing only this time it would not accept my Wii-mote input. We waited, and waited and waited and then I figured, what the heck? Maybe it was the wireless router. So I checked all the inputs and kicked it. A few seconds later it started up again. Odd I thought, my phone connected phone. Then it did it again a third time and no amount of fiddling would fix it. Well, I thought for a second that maybe I needed to get the primary Wii-Mote as this one was coming up third. So I set for a frantic search for the primary Wii-mote and where do I found it? Between the couch cushions with Paige leaning on it activating it and pausing the movie. There was no problem with the streaming service at all!
We watched the Red Balloon Saturday night and throughout the day Sunday the kids were watching movies. So, of course, we give the Wii Netflix streaming service 2 thumbs up.