Nintendo's Wii gets Amazon Instant Video
Playing catch-up with Wii U, Nintendo's older gaming console now gets the video-streaming service.
Those consumers who don't want to upgrade from the Nintendo Wii to
"Amazon Instant Video is now playing on your Nintendo Wii," the video service wrote on its Web page. "Start watching over 140,000 movies and TV episodes today. Prime members can also watch thousands of these videos at no additional cost."
Nintendo recently with the debut of its newest console, Wii U. Besides Amazon Instant Video, the , Hulu Plus, and YouTube. However, before today Amazon streaming wasn't available on earlier iterations of the gaming console.
It's clear that extending console functionality beyond gaming and into an entertainment system has been a goal of Nintendo's for the past couple of years. It's interesting to see that the company is now spreading this goal to its earlier products.
Besides the Wii and Wii U, Amazon Instant Video is also available on a number of other devices including Microsoft's