Disc-less Netflix streaming debuts on Wii

Hot, steaming Netflix!Today Nintendo released a free Netflix channel for download from the Wii Shop, which will allow Netflix subscribers to stream their movies through the service without the need to first insert a Netflix disc.

A Netflix streaming subscription currently costs $8.99/month, includes a 1 month free trial, and should be the same experience whether you use a disc or not, but now you can keep your happy derriere on the couch and have one less Wii disc to keep track of or potentially break in a tragic mock-Frisbee incident.

Do you use Netflix instant streaming on the Wii? If not, will the reduced hassle of a Netflix channel convince you to give it a shot? And who wants to guess how many times I typed “steaming” instead of “streaming” while writing this post?

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