Wii becomes final console to offer instant Netflix

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NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix will come to the Wii this spring.

It’s the last of the three current game consoles to get instant viewing of Netflix movies and TV shows over the Internet. Nintendo Co. and Netflix Inc. are set to announce a deal on Wednesday. There’s no extra charge for Netflix subscribers who are have plans costing at least $9 a month.

Netflix is hoping to sign up new customers with its exposure to millions of Wii users. Nintendo says more than 26 million Wiis have been sold in the U.S. through December.

Netflix instant viewing is already available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as well as devices such as the Roku digital video player, some Blu-ray players and Internet-connected TV sets. It’s also available on computers.