Netflix Officially Coming To The Nintendo Wii

Finally, something to put a stop to the incessant rumours! It's been announced today in the New York Times that Netflix's streaming video service is officially coming to the Nintendo Wii.

It'll launch sometime in the Spring, and will be available to anyone with a Wii, an internet connection and a minimum $US9 a month Netflix subscription. Like the PS3, Wii owners watching online movies will need to use a special streaming disc.

The Wii of course is not capable of outputting in high definition, meaning Netflix subscribers looking to use the streaming service on their Nintendo console will have their movies and TV show choices restricted to standard definition content.

The move means Netflix's online service is now available on all three current generation consoles, making it the most unlikely of industry standards.

Kotaku AU Note: Netflix doesn't operate in Australia, so this service will not be available to Australian Wii owners.

Nintendo Wii to Add Netflix Service for Streaming Video [New York Times]


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