Soon, you’ll be able to view on-demand content from Netflix on your Wii! My pal Whitney told me about this, and it sounds like a decent way to have cheap entertainment so I thought I’d pass it on.
You can already view Netflix on-demand content on your X-Box 360, PS3, internet-connected Blu-Ray players and TVs, and of course your computer.
A few months ago, we bought a plain jane DVD player since ours had broken. It was $30. I briefly toyed with the idea of buying a more expensive Blu-Ray player since you could also use it to watch DVDs and watch videos on the internet (not limited to Netflix content).
Since we don’t have a big fancy HD TV, and have no plans of getting one any time soon, a Blu-Ray player didn’t seem worth an extra $100 or so.
And now, I’m really glad we didn’t get the player, especially since we have a Wii.
Sometime this spring, you’ll be able to watch Netflix on-demand videos on your Wii! Read more information about it here.
Of course, you’ll need a Netflix account. You can get the cheapest membership at $8.99/month (that’s 1 DVD out at a time, plus unlimited streaming videos).
If you’ve never had a Netflix account, you can get a free trial. ALSO — don’t forget to sign up for Netflix by using another site’s portal to get an additional discount.
Here are a few:
Swagbucks* — go to “Ways to earn” tab, click “Special offers,” and under the “more” drop-down menu item, select DVDs. You should see Netflix on that list. You’ll get 75 Swagbucks. Don’t forget, you can swap 45 Swagbucks for a $5 Amazon gift card!
MyPoints — you can get 1,000 points for starting a Netflix account. With 1,500 points, you can usually get a $10 gift. Let me know if I can e-mail you a referral link for MyPoints.
Ebates *– this looks like the best deal. You can get $13 cash back! If you’re a new Ebates member, you’ll also get a $5 bonus, so there’s $18. Remember, you need $5.01 in earned cash back to get an Ebates cashout, and the Netflix deal would certainly do that.
Know of any other deal site portals to get Netflix?
Of course, it’s only a good deal if you’ll actually use your account. You can put your account on a vacation hold if you’ll be away or busy for awhile. You might find that renting DVDs from Redbox is a better deal for your usage, especially if you use free codes. A better use of your time and money might be borrowing DVDs from the library. Or reading a book from the library. ;-)
Edited to add: You can watch seasons 1-5 of LOST with Netflix on-demand! How fantastic is that? Is anyone else super-excited for the season 6 premiere tomorrow? kthxbai.