It’s been known for quite some time that Netflix would be offering streaming video via the Nintendo Wii. And today the video delivery service announced they’ve sent out the first batch of discs to some Wii-owning Netflix customers so that they can finally get the ball rolling.
Reads a statement on the Netflix blog:
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.
Netflix on the Wii will be available at no extra cost to Netflix subscribers with at least the $8.99/month unlimited plan.
If you want to be able to use Netflix’s Watch Instantly service in-between games of Wii Tennis or MarioKart, go HERE and reserve your disc. Netflix will notify you when they send your disc out later this spring.
Netflix via Wii — Coming Soon [Official Netflix Blog]