Netflix Available on Wii Shop Channel for US/Canada

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Beginning today, Netflix members in the United States and Canada can stream content through their Wii consoles with Netflix installed on their Wii Menu. The Netflix disc that was used for instant streaming on the Wii console will no longer be required. Netflix members who have a plan starting at $8.99 a month ($7.99 in Canada), a Wii console and a broadband Internet connection can now instantly watch movies and TV shows streamed directly to their TVs by simply downloading Netflix from the Wii Shop Channel. This new channel is available at no extra cost. The new disc-free option installs Netflix on the Wii Menu, making it convenient for Wii owners to quickly access streaming movies and TV shows. 

Wii offers consumers the most fun right out of the box. Precision motion controls, online access and great games are all included at no extra charge. For a suggested retail price of just $199.99 ($209.99 in Canada), Wii owners get:

  • The Wii console, Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, a Wii Remote controller, a Wii MotionPlus accessory and a Nunchuk controller
  • Access* to hundreds of downloadable games in the Wii Shop Channel, including original games like World of Goo and classic games from the NES, Super NES and Nintendo 64 eras
  • Access* to a variety of entertainment and informational channels, including the Nintendo Channel, which provides information about current and upcoming Wii and Nintendo DS games
  • Access* to streaming Netflix movies and TV shows

The Netflix service has been available on the Wii console in the United States since April 12, 2010, and in Canada since Sept. 22, 2010. For more information about how to stream Netflix through a Wii console, visit http://www.netflix.com/wii or http://www.netflix.ca/wii.

Remember that Wii and Netflix feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://wii.com and http://www.netflix.com.

* Broadband Internet connection required. Netflix streaming requires Netflix subscription.

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