November 15, 2011
I realize this is old news, but as I had said when I put this blog up, CFJ is a way to tell my friends about things that I use in addition to letting you all know, even though it may not be the latest software/web services out there – but you are my friends, right? ;)
Do you like streaming music via Pandora, Last.FM or Slacker? Do you have a Wii? You’ve probably been disappointed when you tried to browse to those sites using the Wii’s built-in Internet Channel. Much to our behest, the built-in Wii browser won’t support anything generated in Flash above version 8.
A workaround to your music needs? Open your Wii’s Internet browser and head on over to http://www.finetune.com/wii. From there you can select a station based upon an artist or tag, much like Last.FM.
Streaming audio is good over my WiFi connection, with no stutters, buffering, etc. – but your mileage may vary with how congested your network is, of course. I’ve been able to stream a pretty decent array of artists, and it hasn’t been very repetitive yet…what with the upcoming holidays, you can stream Christmas music (or whatever you celebrate!) with ease. Put that Wii to good use during your holiday party while you are playing your XBox 360 Kinect!
The downside? It really is a very basic interface. I don’t really see any way to save my favorite artists or tags, but hey, I’ll take it!
Do any of you listen to streaming audio on your stock Wii? How do you do it?