Netflix Goes Wide On Wii, Brings 'Baby Geniuses' To 28 Million More People

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You may already have a special Netflix disc that will let you stream movies over the internet to your Wii. You may not. As of today, Nintendo says, all systems are go for Netflix video streaming in glorious Wii definition.


Netflix began sending out Wii-specific streaming discs at the end of March, completing the console streaming triumvirate by adding another 28 million consoles to the list of things that stream video content from online and by-mail rental service. Nintendo touts the Wii as the ideal console to play Wii Sports Resort, then watch a movie, then play some table tennis, a very specific pitch.


Nintendo also notes in its release that the "Wii is the only video game system currently available with motion controls, which are included with the system at no extra charge."

Here's an early video of how Netflix streaming works on the Wii, a service that could also make its way to the Nintendo DS someday.

If you're a Netflix subscriber with a Wii but without a disc with which to stream Netflix content, grab one here.

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