Nintendo Announces Netflix for Wii

Mon, Apr 12, 2010

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Nintendo has announced the availability of Netflix for the Wii console allowing everyone with a modern console to now view streaming movies and TV shows at any time with their paid Netflix subscription.

The streaming service, previously available on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, comes free with a Netflix subscription of $8.99 or more per month. To use the Wii streaming service, you will need a broadband connection and a Netflix instant streaming disc which can be ordered on the Netflix site for free.

According to Nintendo of America’s President Reggie Fils-Aime: More than 28 million people already use the Wii console to play games, stay fit and have fun. Now they have another reason to use the system every day – to enjoy great movies from Netflix and other video content.”

Along with Nintendo’s comment, CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings added: “Launching Netflix on the Wii home console marks a significant advance in the evolution of our service. Wii has created immense consumer excitement and has meaningfully altered the consumer electronics landscape.”

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