25 Percent of Netflix Users Stream with the Wii

Posted Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

And we wonder why Netflix doesn't seem concerned with improving their streaming offerings.

Netflix is all about giving its customers the most streaming content possible at the lowest price possible. At eight bucks a month you get a vast array of films and television shows to add to your queue and then never get around to watching, but the quality isn't exactly up to snuff for Blu-ray fans.

A recent Nielsen survey gives us a look at why Netflix doesn't seem concerned with increasing audio and video quality. The number one device for streaming movies and TV shows from Netflix is the Nintendo Wii, a non HD system with no surround sound capabilities.

Adding in smartphones and the iPad reveals that around a third of customers are watching Netflix movies on devices that aren't even HD capable. Another 14 percent of users have a PC hooked up to their television, though the survey does not report how many of those are watching in HD.

By comparison a total of 25 percent of respondents are using an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and another 11 percent use their Blu-ray players. Only six percent use the service from a connected TV.

Source: Home Media Magazine

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