Amazon’s Lovefilm launches on Wii

Lovefilm, an Amazon company, launches on Nintendo’s Wii home console.

The launch on Nintendo’s new HD home console Wii U will follow shortly.

There are now eight million UK Wii users, who will be able to select and instantly stream movies and TV shows with a wave of their Wii Remote.

Lovefilm offers unlimited movies and TV series instantly through their internet-connected Wii console and all from £4.99 a month. The app is now available for download.

Lovefilm Instant is now available on a range of living room devices including Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD, PlayStation3, iPad and Xbox 360 in addition to the Wii, plus a growing number of Blu-ray players and internet-connected TVs.

“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, : said Shelly Pearce, marketing & PR director for Nintendo UK in a statement.

Jim Buckle, managing director at L Lovefilm, added: “Launching on the Wii, combined with our impending arrival on the Wii U, is great news for our members.”