Feeds

Lovefilm does a Wii after rival gets loaded on new Nintendo

Wii U version coming to compete with Netflix 'soon'

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Britain’s eight million Nintendo Wii owners now have a reason to blow the dust off their console and power it up once more. Well, at least those of them who also happen to be Lovefilm subscribers do.

According to the Amazon-owned streamer of films and TV shows, it has just released a free app on the console’s online shop. The software will allow subscribers to view Livefilm content in glorious standard definition.

And, for the 40-odd thousand UK Wii U owners out there, a version for Nintendo’s HD console is coming “soon”. Presumably the company has to wait for an exclusive deal struck between its arch-rival, Netflix, and Nintendo to come to an end.

Netflix has offered Wii streaming for some time. Worse - for Lovefilm - the service is already available on the Wii U, pre-installed on the console.

The Netflix app plays HD content on the console - provided it’s hooked up to an HD TV through HDMI - but it will also let to view material on the wireless handheld controller’s 6.2in, 854 x 400 screen.

The Lovefilm app is free, but interested punters will need to fork out at least a fiver a month for the right to access Lovefilm’s streaming service. It may be late to the party, but at least Lovefilm can say it charges a pound less each month than its adversary does. ®

A new approach to endpoint data protection

More from The Register

next story
Amazon says Hachette should lower ebook prices, pay authors more
Oh yeah ... and a 30% cut for Amazon to seal the deal
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
Nintend-OH NO! Sorry, Mario – your profits are in another castle
Red-hatted mascot, red-colored logo, red-stained finance books
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
Feel free to BONK on the TUBE, says Transport for London
Plus: Almost NOBODY uses pay-by-bonk on buses - Visa
Twitch rich as Google flicks $1bn hitch switch, claims snitch
Gameplay streaming biz and search king refuse to deny fresh gobble rumors
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you
prev story

Whitepapers

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?