LOVEFiLM Arrives on Wii


LONDON: Amazon has made its LOVEFiLM instant video service available on the Wii home console, to be followed shortly by a launch on Nintendo’s new HD Wii U.

Through the Internet-connected Wii console, consumers can watch such movies as Sherlock Holmes, Inception and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1. In the way of TV programming, members can access all seasons of Downton Abbey as well as seasons one through seven of Grey’s Anatomy.

Shelly Pearce, the marketing and PR director for Nintendo U.K., said: "We are thrilled to be partnering with LOVEFiLM to offer Wii owners and soon Wii U owners on-demand film and TV content to enjoy. LOVEFiLM has a proven track record of success and innovation in film distribution and is a very welcome addition."

Jim Buckle, the managing director at LOVEFiLM, added: "Launching on the Wii, combined with our impending arrival on the Wii U, is great news for our members. The Wii is a console for the whole family and with our vast catalogue of kid’s and family-friendly films and TV shows there’s more for everyone to enjoy at LOVEFiLM compared to any other subscription service. We offer our customers a great selection at exceptional value and the huge array of platforms we’re now available on means it’s never been easier or more convenient for our customers to access what they want to watch, however and wherever they choose."