Netflix Video Streaming Available on Nintendo Wii In Just A Few MonthsS

Thankfully Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings wasn't just stirring up hype last week when he said the chances of Netflix on Nintendo were "excellent," as the deal's just been inked and will debut in early Spring.

Joining the PS3 and Xbox 360, Netflix will bring its streaming video service to the Wii, offering movies and TV shows to subscribers of the $9/month DVD mail-out service. You'll need to grab a software disc from Netflix though in order to get streaming rights on your Wii, but it's sent to your pad for free so you can't quibble much about that. Worth pointing out though is that the Wii can't give you anything more than 480p video resolution, so don't go thinking this Netflix deal is the best news ever. [Netflix Wii NY Times]