Nielsen Survey Reveals How People Prefer to Use Hulu vs. Netflix

Kudos to Nielsen. The company has conducted a survey which reveals how people actually use Hulu and Netflix. Not surprisingly, people like watching TV shows on Hulu (73%) and movies primarily via Netflix (53%), which makes sense since Hulu is made up of TV network content (well, at least a majority of it is) and Netflix [...]

Netflix CEO Confirms the Obvious: People Aren’t Crazy about Watching Long-form Video on Portable Devices

Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, stunned the Web 2.0 Summit moderator (and possibly many in the audience) this week when he responded that portable devices like the iPhone and iPad have had "very little" impact on their business. It's actually kind of funny to watch (jump to: 02:51). The moderator, with his iPad by his side, [...]

Apple TV Wiimote Hack Demo

Got to love people's ability to make gadgets do their own bidding. A second generation Apple TV owner has successfully managed to get his Wiimote to work on a jailbroken Apple TV. Essentially, at this point, the hack allows one to launch a Bluetooth software stack known as BTstack which can then recognize and communicate [...]

Netflix Disc-free Streaming Now Available via the Wii Shop Channel

Hey, we were impressed with Netflix's disc-based implementation on the Nintendo Wii back in March. Now, Netflix has taken things up a notch and are providing the service disc-free through the Wii Shop Channel (much like what Sony recently announced with the PS3). The new Netflix channel is free to access, but requires a current [...]

Give YouTube Leanback on Your PC Wiimote Support with WiiLeanback

This hack will probably appeal more to geeky users among us, but it's still cool nonetheless. With a simple program called WiiLeanback for your Windows PC or HTPC, you can enable Wiimote compatibility for use with the YouTube Leanback web interface (requires a Bluetooth USB dongle). According to the demo (attached below), the Wiimote duplicates the [...]

Netflix’s Nintendo Wii Integration Doesn’t Look Half Bad

It looks like a lot of Wii love went into creating Netflix's Instant Streaming Disc for the Nintendo Wii console. User, Marcus Penn, has posted a video walkthough of the experience on his console and you can clearly see the Netflix UI has been tweaked to work seamlessly with the native motion controller. In fact, [...]

PlayOn Adds Beta Support for Nintendo Wii

Nintendo Wii owners will be happy to learn that they can now watch Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other premium online content through their game console with the help of Mediamall's PlayOn Windows PC software and a LAN connection. If this sounds like something you'd like to do, take it for a free spin for 14 [...]

Wii-Style Controllers the Next Big Thing for TV Browsing?

Research firm, Strategy Analytics, has published a new survey report titled “Consumer Imperatives for Digital TV Media Browsers” which found that Wii-style, motion-sensing TV remotes may be the next big thing for browsing media applications in next generation TVs. The survey also found that wireless PC-style keyboards came in a close second with traditional [...]