Nintendo's Wii video game console has become the latest platform to get video streaming service from Netflix.
An announcement on the company website announced the new feature. As in the Sony PlayStation, it must be implemented by feeding the console with a Netflix Instant Streaming Disc, for which Wii is charging $9.99. Netflix membership is extra and starts at $8.99/month. Of course a broadband connection is necessary.
An undisclosed source quoted by
StreamingMedia (via Engadget HD) confirms that Nintendo is testing Netflix and will officially begin service soon, possibly before the year-end holidays.
This follows on the heels of previous announcements about Netflix streaming penetrating Sony PlayStation and Best Buy's Blu-ray players, not to mention Blockbuster hooking up with TiVo and Samsung.