Mar 28, 2010

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Complete Guide for How to Activate Netflix on Wii

How to Activate Netflix on the Wii

Complete Guide for Activating Netflix for the Wii

Netflix provides TV and Movies instantly streamed online along with providing DVD & Blue Ray Rentals through the mail. As of recent many customers have been complaining about how long it takes to get DVDs and Blue Ray’s in the mail. With these complaints Netflix.com decided to recently launch their streaming TV and Movies instantly on your Wii. In the past Netflix allowed users with an Xbox and Playstation PS3 the ability to watch movies and TV shows instead of having to send a movie back to Netflix each time, in return waiting a few days to get another movie. This recent launch for the Wii has been causing many people problems in order to activate their Netflix on the Wii. This complete guide will help those people having problems in order to get your Netflix activated and running on the Wii today.

Create an Account at Netflix.com

If you don’t have an account at Netflix, then you will need to visit netflix.com to set up your account today. Netflix is currently offering a free one month trial in order to test out their DVD and Blue-Ray rental services along with their instantly streaming videos and TV shows. It’s pretty simple to sign up and all you will need to sign up for the free month trial at Netflix is an E-mail and Password. If your looking to activate netflix on the Wii, Xbox, or Playstation PS3 and already have an account then your ready to move on to the next step.

Sign In To Your Netflix Account

Once you’ve created an account for Netflix, or if you already have an account you will need to sign in. Visit netflix.com/login and you will be prompted to enter you e-mail and password. Once you’ve signed in you are ready to pick the movie of your choice to get it on DVD or if your looking to watch all of Netflix’s movies without having the trouble of waiting a week to get your DVD in the mail, then you will select the DVD for the Wii, Xbox, or Playstation PS3. I recommend watching the DVD on the Wii as the setup and activation steps are fairly simple.

Check Out DVD for Wii, Xbox, or Playstation PS3

In order to start watching streaming movies and TV shows instantly from your Wii, Xbox, or Playstation PS3 you will need to order the DVD of your choice online. Once you’ve checked out the DVD for the Wii,Xbox, or Playstation PS3 you will receive the DVD in the mail between 3-5 business days along with instructions for how to activate Netflix for the Wii, Xbox, or Playstation PS3.

Receive Netflix DVD in the Mail

After you’ve decided on the DVD that you want to watch all your movies on whether it’s on the Wii, Xbox, or Playstation PS3, then the next step will be to activate your Netflix on the Wii. If you want to activate your Netflix on the Xbox or Playstation PS3 you can follow these simple steps for activation as well. The cover of the Netflix DVD will advertise instant streaming Disc for Wii. To watch instantly you will need to 1. Place the disc in your Wii. 2. Your choices will automatically be displayed 3. Play any movie or episode you want. The Wii DVD will also tell you to not return the disc to Netflix.

Insert the Netflix Disc into the Wii

You will need to make sure your Wii, Xbox, or Playstation PS3 is powered on. You will next insert the Netflix DVD into your Wii, Xbox, or Playstation PS3. You need to also ensure that the Disc for the Wii, Xbox, or PS3 is facing the right way when you insert it into the game console.

Connect the Wii to the Internet

If you try loading the Netflix CD in your Wii, Xbox, or PS3 and aren’t connected to the Internet you will be prompted to do so and you will have to reload the game. If you are already connected, you can move on to the next step otherwise you can follow these tips in order to connect your Wii, Xbox, or PS3 to the internet instantly. In order to activate your Netflix for the Wii, Xbox, or PS3 you will need to connect the game console to the internet. Go to the settings tab under your game system and their will be Internet or Wireless settings. Once you’ve clicked on this you are ready to etner your wireless information or plug a hard line into your Wii, Xbox, or PS3. There are multiple ways in which you can connect your sytstem to the Internet. The easiest way is to use wireless internet. You will be prompted to enter your password for your wireless router if it is password protected. If you don’t have a wireless router then you will need to either plug a hard line into the back of the Wii, Xbox, or Playstation. Another way of connecting to the internet is through a USB device. You can program and plug a USB wireless device into the game console in order to get Internet.

Activate Netflix Online

After you’ve connected your Wii, Xbox, or PS3 to the Internet you are ready to activate your Netflix online today. After you’ve loaded the Netflix CD and connected to the Internet a screen will appear prompting you to visit netflix.com/wii along with providing you a code to enter in to the netflix website. If your running an Xbox then you will need to visit netflix.com/xbox and if your running a PS3 you will need to visit netflix.com/playstation. If your not already logged into your Netflix account you will need to do so in order to activate your Netflix for the Wii, Xbox, or Playstation. Once you’ve logged in you will need to click on your account in order to enter the code that is on the screen from your Wii, Xbox, or Playstation.

You’re Ready to Start Watching Streaming Movies on Your Wii!

After you’ve activated your account to watch netflix on the wii you will also have the option to watch streaming videos, movies, and TV shows on the Xbox or Playstation PS3. In order to watch these streaming movies and TV shows your Wii, Xbox, or Playstation will always need to be connected to the Internet. If you lose Internet you will have problem watching these movies instantly.

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