Netflix Discs Shipped to Some Wii Owners
Posted on March 28, 2010
Netflix announced that it has started shipping Netflix discs to some Wii owners. These owners will act as testers for the launch of Netflix's streaming video service on the Wii.
The Netflix video streaming service for the Wii was announced in January. The service will be available at no additional cost to Netflix members who already have a Netflix plan starting at $8.99 a month. A broadband Internet connection is also required. By adding the service the Wii becomes one growing number of devices that will stream videos and movies to your HDTV.Jessie Becker here from Marketing and weíve got some great news to share. We are in the final phase of getting ready for the launch of streaming to Wii. Today, we shipped out instant streaming discs for the Wii to some of our Netflix members. Their feedback will ensure that we deliver a great experience to everyone when we launch. Instantly watching movies and TV episodes from Netflix via Wii will be available soon at no additional cost Ė all you need is a Netflix unlimited plan starting at $8.99 a month, a Wii console and a broadband Internet connection. If you have reserved your disc already, you donít need to do anything - we will send you an email as soon as we ship the disc. If you havenít, reserve your disc today at www.netflix.com/Wii and stay tuned for a launch announcement!