Stream last.fm on your Wii
Was playing around with the full version of the Internet channel on the Nintendo Wii and was curious to see if I could use it to stream Pandora music. Unfortunately the Pandora page wouldn’t load because the Wii kept running out of memory, supposedly. I don’t know if putting an SD card into the Wii would help that out-of-memory error.
So then I tried to load last.fm, since it was the next web page I remembered that has streaming audio. I don’t have a last.fm account, but I thought I might just find someone’s radio station or browse and stream some music from a tag or something. It seems to stream the music just fine; I just picked the electronica tag and streamed that radio station. I did get an out-of-memory error the first time I tried to skip a track, but the second time I skipped a track, it worked fine, so YMMV.
It looks ugly on my TV, and I already have my iMac hooked up to my TV as a media PC/DVR, so I’m probably not going to use this for my music streaming solution, but I thought it was interesting that the Wii browser could handle this.
In other news, I just tried watching a video on Youtube on the Wii browser, and it worked also, so that’s pretty cool. However, because everything in the Wii browser looks a bit squished, like it’s in the wrong aspect ratio, so the videos also seem squished. It annoys me, but some other people might not mind it so much.
A lot of other people have probably already blogged about this, but I just thought I’d post it in case no one has. I’m too lazy right now to Google whether or not this is the case. 😀
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