Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Nintendo's Wii to Stream Netflix

Nintendo's Wii will begin supporting online movie streaming from Netflix in the U.S. starting this spring. Netflix memberships start at $8.99 a month and offer unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows.

As of Sept. 30, 2009, Netflix had 11.1 million subscribers. Streaming service is already available for Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3.

To enable their systems to stream content from Netflix, Wii owners will need a Netflix instant-streaming disc for the Wii console, which will be available at no additional cost to Netflix subscribers.