How To Setup Netflix on the Wii

Besides the fact that I had to update my system software and reconfigure the wireless connection on the Wii, the Netflix install went very smoothly.  My disc arrived today as promised, so I turned on my Wii for the first time in years and got to work.  All you have to do is load in the Netflix-Wii disc that you received in the mail, and you’re basically on your way to streaming Wii-style!

The only part that didn’t go extremely smooth was registering my Wii on Netflix’s site.  They prompt you to go to, but if you aren’t already signed into your Netflix account that address takes you to an account sign up page.  I guess if you still need to sign up for Netflix it makes sense, but since I’m already a member it only made me want to throw my Wii-mote through my HD screen.

The remedy for this issue if you’re already a Netflix subscriber, is to sign into your Netflix account and then browse to the address your Wii is telling you.  Once I did that it took me right to the section where I needed to be.  I plugged in the code from the Wii and within a minute my instant queue was being displayed on the screen.

I’m honestly quite impressed with how Netflix operates on the Wii.  The load times are just as fast as the Xbox 360, and the picture is of high quality.  For not being an HD unit the Wii does quite well streaming your Netflix instant queue.  If you have a Wii laying around collecting dust I highly suggest you turn it into a Netflix player today.

You’ve been enlightened…


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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.