Nintendo Wii debuts disc-free Netflix streaming

Wii owners can download a free Netflix app that lets the rental company's subscribers access content via the game console without inserting a special disc.

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Disc-less Netflix streaming is now possible on all three major game consoles.

Nintendo Wii owners can download a free Netflix app from the Wii Shop Channel, starting today, that lets the rental company's subscribers stream television shows and movies without requiring them to insert a special disc into the game console.

This comes on the heels of Sony's announcement last week that a free app would be available today to let Netflix subscribers stream content on PlayStation 3 without inserting a disc. Microsoft's Xbox 360 has been offering disc-less Netflix streaming since the service's launch on the console in 2008.

To stream Netflix content on any device, consumers must sign up for a plan. Netflix plans start at $8.99 a month.

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