Nintendo and Hulu have announced a partnership to offer current hit TV shows and movies on the Wii home console.
It will cost users around $8 a month, but will give them full access to the Hulu Plus service, allowing for the on-console streaming of TV shows like Family Guy, Glee, New Girl, Vampire Diaries, The Office, The Biggest Loser and more. There will also be full seasons of older shows for users to enjoy, along with hit movies from studios like Miramax and more.
"Wii offers the most entertainment fun for everyone in the family, with an impressive selection of streaming movies and TV shows in addition to an unparalleled lineup of games that can't be played anywhere else," said Tony Elison, Nintendo of America's senior director. "The Wii console is the hub of the living room, and with the addition of Hulu Plus, millions of households now have even more options for streaming premium TV shows and movies."
Hulu of course also had to rush a representative out front to make its feelings heard. "We want to be everywhere, on every screen where people want to watch their favourite shows and discover new ones on their own schedule. Wii is not only one of the most important entertainment devices in the living room, but one of the most heavily anticipated and requested platforms by users and subscribers. Teaming up with Nintendo gives millions of households across the U.S. an immediate way to access some of their favourite current season shows on-demand in their living room through Hulu Plus," said Pete Distad, VP of Marketing and Distribution at Hulu.
If you're not sure whether this new service is for you, you'll get a two week free trial when it launches to give you a look in at what you're missing.
Source: Market Watch