Nintendo announces partnership with Netflix = Streaming Movies on Wii!

By on January 13, 2010

Netflix streaming movies on Nintendo Wii
Hey gamer people!  Hot of the Nintendo presses: Soon you will be able to stream movies to your Wii!  I never thought I’d use the words “streaming” and “Wii” in this context, but it’s true.

From Nintendo:

Nintendo of America Inc. and Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq:NFLX] today announced an agreement that will allow Netflix members who are also owners of Nintendo’s Wii™ home console to instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix directly to their TVs. Netflix is scheduled to go live on the Wii console this spring in the United States at no additional cost to Netflix members who have a plan starting at $8.99 a month, a Wii console and a broadband Internet connection.

Sweet.  How’s this going to work, you say?  Well, looks like Netflix subscribers will be able to order a “Netflix instant-streaming disc” at at no additional charge to subscribers.  You’ll be able to pop it in like any Wii game disc and voila: access to your Netflix instant queue on your Wii.  A broadband connection is required of course.

So coming this spring, I’m watching Showgirls on my Wii.  I’m sure there’s some kind of irony in there, somewhere.

About David Scarpitta

I am a critical guy, and love to review and give my professional opinion on just about anything. Though have a love for tech/gaming and music alongside the cinema. You can catch me consulting and developing the net any day of the week.