Netflix Engineers Get an NES to play Netflix

The NES just can’t stop being amazing, can it? While Nintendo’s most recent decisions have come under scrutiny the NES will always stand as one of the greatest pieces of gaming-related technology of all time. Now that it’s Netflix movies; it might just be showing off at this point.

As part of the Netflix Hack Day a team of engineers have successfully gotten an unmodded NES to operate Netflix. Guy Cirino, Alex Wolfe, and Carenina Motion teamed up to do something that most people would have thought to be impossible, and you can see it in the video above.

Now the reality of the situation is it’s not a version of Netflix you would want to use on a regular basis. The NES only had eight colors to work with and processing power that is almost laughable by today’s standards. When the team cued up an episode of House of Cards the lacking color wheel was pretty obvious.

Nevertheless this wasn’t something you would see on store shelves to be used by common folk anyway. It was a demonstration of two things; one being the NES is amazing and two these engineers are pretty amazing as well.


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