Those looking to pick up a PlayStation TV micro-console tomorrow with an eye on streaming television shows and movies might be a little disappointed. Right now it's got Sony's streaming service, Crunchyroll, Crackle, and that's it.
Not content to just stream its games all over the place, Sony also plans to expand its Sony Entertainment Network streaming video service to deliver live television and DVR functions across multiple devices later this year. Who needs an HDMI pass-through?
Also revealed today during the Nintendo GDC 2011 keynote, the eStore for the North American 3DS is getting a service that streams 3D movie trailers to the handheld, along with video game trailers, screenshots, and website links for the hottest 3DS games.
Netflix plays it safe taking its first steps outside of the United States, bringing streaming television shows and movies to our neighbors to the north this fall. Will Canadian console owners get the streaming service as well?
So maybe I was a little hard on the loading times for streaming Netflix movies on the Wii yesterday. It could be worse; it could be the same service on a PS3.
Netflix completes its console triple play, as discs begin to ship for the Wii version of the streaming video service.
How likely would someone in your household be to stream TV and movies from Netflix to a Nintendo DS, should such functionality be made available? That's the question Netflix is seeking an answer to via an online survey. Would you watch?
A study conducted by market research firm In-Stat indicates that video game consoles are the preeminent device for delivering web video to televisions in the U.S., generating $2.9 billion in revenue by 2013.
A top executive for Canadian film and television distributor Lionsgate thinks that the Nintendo Wii could be streaming movies by the end of this year.