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Amazon Instant Video launches on Nintendo Wii

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Posted by: Andrew Clouther

As of today, those using the Nintendo Wii can now download the Amazon Instant Video app. Customers can gain access to 145,000 movies and television episodes. While the Nintendo Wii U already has this service, the Nintendo Wii has caught up -- welcome to 2013. On top of all this, as an Amazon Prime member, you gain access to 33,000 more movies and TV episodes to stream for no additional cost.

“We’re focused on providing our customers with many choices to make their entertainment experience enjoyable and as easy as possible – whether it’s offering a wide selection of hit movies and popular TV shows, or a variety of ways to instantly stream all the content available in the Amazon Instant Video library," said Anthony Bay, Vice President of Worldwide Digital Video for Amazon.com. "Today, bringing the Amazon Instant Video app to the Wii console means we’re giving our customers even more ways to easily and instantly watch the videos they want right at home.”

On top of all that, the service from the Amazon Instant Video app for Wii also provides customers with:

  • Instant streaming of more than 145,000 titles from the Amazon Instant Video library and more than 33,000 Prime Instant Video titles for Prime members
  • Smart lists such as “Recently Watched,” “Watchlist,” “Genre Recommendations” and “Your TV Shows” that allow customers to easily manage their viewing choices
  • Your Video Library gives customers access to purchases from Amazon Instant Video on the Wii or any of the hundreds of other devices enabled for Amazon Instant Video. For a list of compatible devices click here.
  • Parental Controls and Kid Zone features that allow parents to manage access to age appropriate content and also easily navigate specific categories to find family-friendly programming by age
  • Whispersync lets customers seamlessly switch from one device to another. Start streaming a movie on Kindle Fire, then pick up right where you left off on your Wii console – avoid the frustration of having to find your spot

So there you have it. You can watch what you want, control what your children watch, and get even more for being a prime member. Things are looking up for the classic Wii.

[Amazon]

Tags: Nintendo Wii, Wii, Amazon, Amazon Instant Video, access

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