But if you were considering a Wii U mostly for Amazon support, you may need to think again -- and best of all, you'll be able to squeeze a little more life out of your existing Wii console. It's unclear why it took this many years for Amazon's Instant Video streaming to finally arrive on the original Wii. Netflix streaming has been there for years, and while many assumed the Wii's internals just weren't powerful enough to handle Amazon's duties, that's obviously not true.
At any rate, those still using an original Wii can find the Instant Video app in the Wii Shop, and it's a free download. Just link it to your Amazon account and stream away.