Not content to let Blockbuster dominate the tiny-screen video streaming market, Netflix looks to be gauging consumer interest in its streaming service on the Nintendo DS handheld device. A recent Netflix survey posits a hypothetical situation regarding movie and television streaming on the portable gaming rig.
The survey asks participants to rate how likely they would be to use Netflix’s streaming service under the following scenario:
Imagine that Netflix offers its subscribers the ability to instantly watch movies and & TV episodes on their Nintendo DS. The selection available to instantly watch includes some new releases, lots of classics and TV episodes. There are no advertisements or trailers, and movies start in as little as 30 seconds. You can fast-forward, rewind, and pause or watch again. The movies & TV episodes you instantly watch are included in your Netflix membership at no additional fee.
While obviously just a survey question at this point, what do you think the odds are of this becoming a reality, Insiders? Does watching full-length films and TV content over a Wi-Fi connection on the Nintendo handheld’s tiny screen sound like fun to you?