The Better TV, designing for Wii

The better TV points to an entry I came across, Wii trumps Apple TV:

“This is the first time users can easily browse, find and watch YouTube videos right from their living room couch.”

Apple CEO Steve Jobs

Alexis Gentry heard this statement yesterday when Apple CEO Steve Jobs formally announced the Apple TV product, which would allow users to find their favorite YouTube videos, pay a tiny fee, and stream them to watch on their television. She then thought something to the effect of, “Having I been doing that already?”

Back in December, Opera launched the trial version of their internet browser for the Wii. Since then, Wii owners have been casually watching YouTube videos from their couches – and for free.

Gloating aside, there’s an article I’d recommend if you are interested in how your web site will work with Wii, Making Wii-friendly pages. From working with phones and similar devices it is interesting how the Wii, much more powerful than any phone, shares some of the characteristics of a phone, some of the characteristics of a PC, and some unique characteristics of its own. And I’m not just talking about the Wii wand.

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  1. Tone writes:Agreed, this is something most Wii owners have been doing for quite some time.-Tone


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