It's official: Netflix on the Wii no longer requires a disc. A discless version of the app is now available on the Wii Shop Channel, allowing all paying members of Netflix the opportunity to stream at will without the bondage that an exclusive agreement with Microsoft created.
This news follows the announcement of a PS3 version of a discless app last week, which was a hair more impressive than this one. PS3 owners, according to that announcement, will be among the first to hear selected instant streaming movies and TV shows in 5.1 surround sound and see some flicks and shows in 1080i HD. Wii owners, not so much (for obvious tech reasons).
"At this time of year, consumers have a near-insatiable demand for family entertainment," NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime said in a statement. "And this simplified Netflix access will help bring families together more quickly, more easily and in more ways than ever before. More than 3 million Wii systems have already connected to Netflix, demonstrating how easy the service is to set up and use."
The app is free, of course, and will require you to have a Netflix login. If you need one of those or just want to check out the prices and whatnot, hit this link. Also, take the time to watch I Think We're Alone Now. It's a great documentary and one heck of a confidence booster.
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