Netflix Engineers Hack NES To Access the Streaming Service

March 10th, 2015 | by

The Netflix Hack Day event recently took place at the company’s headquarters with the intention of allowing engineers with the company to find ways to adjust the popular streaming video service. A group of engineered managed to hack the system to make it work so it could play on an 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System video game console that is nearly thirty years in age.

The program ended up looking similar to what an old NES game would feature. It was only able to generate four of the 256 colors that the system could handle due to the added console power that had to be utilized to get the hack to work.

The hackers responsible for the YouTube that showcases the results have not been made available for comment.

Source: GameSpot

See the YouTube video featuring the Netflix NES hack.