If you ever wondered why Nintendo chose to opt out of including a boat load of extra features for the Wii, one excuse might be that they wanted to focus more on games than anything else. But that still doesn’t mean that people would be against watching movies or listening to MP3s on the Wii. The Wii also suffers from a reasonable way to store media which is another reason why such features would be impossible. Leave it up to third-party peripheral makers to pick up the slack console makers left behind.
The X-OOM Media Center for the Nintendo Wii makes enjoying music, movies, and photos possible on your shiny white console by streaming your content from your PC straight to the Wii. In addition to checking out all your stuff wirelessly, you can also surf the web and keep up with all your RSS feeds.
The set up process seems simple enough. You have to install the software on your PC then add any file you might want to view on the Wii into the Media Center program. You don’t even have to worry about the quality of the content once it’s being beamed around the house. The software has support for HD and widescreen videos and photos. If this tickles your fancy, you can check it out at the X-OOM website. The product will set you back $40.