Preview Netflix Movies on your Windows Mobile Handset



I keep telling myself to get a Netflix (s NFLX) account since the service integrates with my Xbox 360. As if that wasn’t enough, the free Mobile Manager for Netflix puts queue management right on a Windows Mobile device. It doesn’t just manage your movies, it now offers video previews of some titles right on your handset. Yup, Zatz Not Funny says you can stream Netflix movie previews on Windows Mobile, which is a big deal for the way I pick and choose potential rentals. Very handy for when you have a few minutes to kill and you’re just not sure of what title to “pick up” on the way home.

You know, it’s not a stretch for full-length Netflix video streaming to Windows Mobile devices after this little demo. Clearly, Netflix and Microsoft (s MSFT) have worked together so far between this software and the Xbox 360 deal. Anybody interested in Netflix over Wi-Fi or 3G to your handset for feature films?



I’ve been watching full-length movies on my pocket pc for the last five years. No streaming, just a few encoding tricks to get VOB files down to WMV format. You would be amazed how many hours of video fit on just one 8GB microSD card.

A friend of mine set up a nas drive with remote access a few years back on his home server so he could get to his ms office files from his PPC while on the go. I wanted to see if it would work with multimedia files, and did a little experiment. He has never looked back since. He now gets his entire movie and music collection from his pocket PC as if he were at home in front of his HTPC.

In a similar fashion, another friend of mine showed me his Fujitsu U820 which he uses over wifi around his home to access all his a/v files from his networked HTPC. Talk about poolside home theater in HD.

I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on a HTC Touch HD and giving that a try.


Well, Blockbuster is on the list of companies that might go bankrupt in 2009 so soon you may not have an option.

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