Netflix now available via Wii

Netflix members who own a Nintendo Wii can now have thousands of movies and TV episodes streamed directly through their Wii.Netflix streaming through the Wii costs no additional money to Netflix members who have a plan starting at $8 a month, a Wii console and a broadband Internet connection. "More than 28 million people already use the Wii console to play games, stay fit and have fun," said Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. "Now they have another reason to use the system every day -- to enjoy great movies from Netflix and other video content." Wii now reaches more consumers than any other device that currently supports streaming movies from Netflix, which had 12.3 million members at the end of 2009. "Launching Netflix on the Wii home console marks a significant advance in the evolution of our service," said Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. "Wii has created immense consumer excitement and has meaningfully altered the consumer electronics landscape." To enable Netflix streaming, users will need a broadband Internet connection and a Netflix instant streaming disc for the Wii. Netflix members can receive a free disc by going online to www.netflix.com/wii. The discs will be delivered for free by first-class mail, generally one day after a request is received.

********** Published: April 16, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 52