Netflix coming to Wii this spring

Netflix will be arriving on the Wii this spring.

It has taken a while after the success on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, but Netflix will finally be arriving on the last of the three current generation consoles when it hits the Nintendo Wii this spring.

Like with the Xbox 360 and the PS3, anyone who has a Wii, a Netflix membership, and the console hooked up to the internet will be able to obtain the service at no additional cost. Also like the PS3, Netflix members will need to request a disc designed for the Wii so Netflix can stream movies and TV episodes to the console.

The discs will be shipped via first-class mail when the service starts up in the spring. Anyone wishing to request the disc can do so already on the Netflix website.

"Our research shows that 86 percent of all U.S. Wii consoles are located in the living room," said Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. "The Wii console is the social hub around which friends and family members gather to play games and have fun. Soon both new and longtime Wii owners will enjoy the benefits of Netflix – and a variety of informational and entertainment options – by being Netflix members and connecting their consoles to the Internet."

"Our goal is to offer Netflix members as many ways as possible to watch movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix right to their TVs and to give non-members more and compelling reasons to consider the service," stated Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. "Joining forces with Nintendo, which has been so immensely popular with consumers since its introduction, is a very meaningful step in that direction."

There is no specific release date as of yet for the service.


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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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