Amazon Instant Video Streaming Arrives On Nintendo's Wii U Console - HotHardware
Amazon Instant Video Streaming Arrives On Nintendo's Wii U Console

Amazon Instant Video Streaming Arrives On Nintendo's Wii U Console

Nintendo's Wii U may have launched a few days ago, but the pieces are still coming together. Today, yet another sliver of its digital streaming platform fell into place, with Amazon's Instant Video app for the Wii U going live. Similar to apps on the PS3 and other streaming boxes, this one gives Wii U users the ability to stream over 140,000 movies and TV episodes. In addition, the app gives Amazon Prime customers access to more than 30,000 movies and TV episodes to stream at no additional cost. The app itself is free to download, giving curious users the ability to surf through the library before making any purchase moves. The Wii U GamePad controller lets customers use the 6.2-inch touch screen on the GamePad to search and browse for titles, and even playback video on the GamePad screen -- you definitely won't find that on rival consoles.

The full list of what's available is below. Happy Thanksgiving, Wii U watchers!


The Amazon Instant Video app for Wii U provides customers with a comprehensive Amazon Instant Video experience including:

  • Instant streaming of more than 140,000 titles from the Amazon Instant Video library and more than 30,000 Prime Instant Video titles for Prime members
  • Smart lists such as "Recently Watched," "Watchlist," "Genre Recommendations" and "More Like This" that allow customers to easily manage their viewing choices
  • Your Video Library gives customers access to purchases from Amazon Instant Video on the Wii or any of the hundreds of other devices enabled for Amazon Instant Video. For a list of compatible devices click here.
  • Parental Controls and Kid Zone features that allow parents to manage access to age appropriate content and also easily navigate specific categories to find family-friendly programming by age
  • The Second Screen Experience with the Wii U GamePad controller lets customers use the touch screen on the GamePad to search, browse or playback titles on the GamePad screen
  • Whispersync lets customers seamlessly switch from one device to another. Start streaming a movie on Kindle Fire, then pick up right where you left off on your Wii U - avoid the frustration of having to find your spot
  • The Amazon Instant Video app for Wii U offers more than 140,000 movies and TV episodes to browse, buy, rent and stream including the latest new release movies like Brave, The Amazing Spider-Man, Men in Black 3,
  • Marvel's The Avengers, The Hunger Games, and Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, and popular TV shows like The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Revolution, and Big Bang Theory. Most current TV shows can be purchased by individual episode or at a discount with a TV season pass.
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