11-20-2010 09:47 PM
Hi, everyone. I was wondering if a television exists in Second Life that can play movies from Netflix? I'm not sure if this is even possible, obviously. Does anyone know?
11-21-2010 10:07 AM
Not that I know of, but you can by DVDs and DVD players in second life and watch movies that way. Around 4-5 hundred lindens a movie I think on average. I could never understand the apeal of watching tv or movies in second life. If I want to watch tv or a movie I will shut the computer off and turn on my tv. The picture and sound is much better lol.
11-21-2010 10:48 AM
can't be done currently, at least not in any sensible way.... netflix requires silverlight which doesn't run in the SL mini browser.
11-21-2010 10:51 AM
it actually can be done with media on a prim...but it doesn't seem to be share-able
only the one with the account can see the movie, and everyone else just gets the login screen
that was our experience anyway...
11-21-2010 12:40 PM
you managed to get it to show up at all via shared media? I know you can browse, but you got the actual movie? gratz!
11-21-2010 02:05 PM
heheh....my partner got to see it...i don't have an account...
but yeah...it's apparently possible
11-21-2010 02:49 PM
nice, i'll have to play around with that some more.... could be useful for Machinima (especially with all the old crap movies that are available on instant play)
11-21-2010 04:50 PM
Somewhat disappointing, but I guess that makes sense. I was hoping I could watch movies at my house and have friends over. Oh, well.
11-21-2010 05:18 PM
The appeal is really very simple. I have an SL house and a TV showing Iron Man 2 (just for example). I want to watch it. You want to watch it with me. How? Well, you can come to my RL home if you don't already live here. Unlikely, isn't it? Other option: You come to my SL home and we watch it together. Practical solution.
There's the biggest appeal they offer, the ability to allow friends from multiple locations to get together and enjoy a common movie experience.
11-21-2010 05:51 PM
... which also happens to be illegal because of the means required to do it from within SL (not that I'm saying that's right, I think it's stupid, but there you have it)