Excellent news for Wii-owning Netflix subscribers: the company has just announced that it has commenced shipments of instant streaming disks to all members who want to start streaming movies and TV shows from their Nintendo console.
Nintendo and Netflix initially announced partnership plans in January and are making Netflix on the Wii fully available as of today, after putting out a teaser and sending out disks to a subset of members a couple of weeks ago.
Streaming from Netflix via the Wii console is provided at no additional cost to members who have a plan starting at $8.99 a month. Netflix announced that it had 12.3 million members at the end of 2009, and Nintendo says more than 28 million people are using the Wii console today.
The roll-out of Netflix on the Wii comes right off the heels of renewed distribution agreements with Universal Studios and 20th Century Fox.
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The Wii is the fifth game console in Nintendo’s entertainment system line. The console is the direct successor to the Nintendo GameCube. The Wii has disrupted the Console market outshining competition from Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s playstation 3. The console is distinguished by its wireless remotes which control games by detecting movement and acceleration.