Noted: Nintendo Wii owners can start downloading movie rentals to their TV this spring, thanks to an agreement between movie rental king Netflix and the game console.
Movie watchers don’t have to pay extra for the service but must have a Netflix plan of at least $8.99 per month.
That should take care of the bulk of U.S. gaming households, which can also use a Sony PlayStation 3 or Microsoft Xbox to watch Netflix rentals almost instantly.
Wii owners will need to run a special Netflix disc through the Wii console to prep the Wii for movie viewing. The disc is free and can be ordered at www.netflix.com/Wii. The discs will be mailed in the spring.
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