Netflix Channel

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Netflix Channel
Netflix Channel.png
Type Downloadable
Developer(s) TouchFactor
Release date(s) NA October 18, 2010
EU January 9, 2012
Genre(s) Utility, Media
Input methods Wii Remote
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Netflix Channel
Playable
GameIDs HCLE01
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The Netflix Channel allows Netflix subscribers to use that service's "Watch Instantly" movie streaming service over the Wii with their regular Netflix subscription fee. The channel is free to download in the Wii Channels section of the Wii Shop Channel. The channel displays roughly 12 unique categories of videos with exactly 75 video titles in each category. The TV category can have many seasons of videos (i.e. 15–100 episodes) associated with each title. There are also categories for videos just watched, new releases, and videos recommended (based on your Netflix subscription history).

Problems

Crash on Boot

This channel will crash in a black screen on boot if MMU emulation is not enabled.

No Space Left

Upon starting, Netflix Channel will stop on an error message claiming there's not enough free space on the Wii NAND. Fixed in 5.0-3147.

Configuration

Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed. A full list of options is available here.

Game Properties

Config Setting Notes

Enable MMU

On Prevents crash on boot

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Netflix Channel since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

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5.0-5205 (current)
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2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.

Testing

This channel has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
4.0-3471 Windows 7 Intel Celeron B820 NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M Black Screen MiiMaker
5.0-2127 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.4GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Cannot pass internet check due to missing IOS emulation; likely related to Wii Connect 24. JMC4789

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