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LoveFilm finally launches on the Wii, Wii U expansion coming

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Amazon's LoveFilm has today launched on the Nintendo Wii console, and will expand to the new Wii U platform "shortly".

The subscription service can now be accessed by the up to eight million Wii users in the UK, allowing them to stream movies and TV shows over an internet connection.

Still from 'Inception'
Nintendo Wii and controller

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LoveFilm members with a Wii console can download the LoveFilm application from the Wii Shop Channel for free today. They can then search, browse, watch and rate titles on the LoveFilm Instant catalogue as part of their subscription.

Blockbuster movies available on LoveFilm in December include Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law, Christopher Nolan's Inception and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, starring Robert Pattinson.

On the television side, there is every series so far of ITV's Downton Abbey, and seasons one to seven of US drama Grey's Anatomy.

Alongside the Wii, LoveFilm said that it will also soon expand to the new Wii U, where it will join its already available rival Netflix on the HD console platform that was launched last week.
"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, the marketing & PR director for Nintendo UK.

"LoveFilm has a proven track record of success and innovation in film distribution and is a very welcome addition."

LoveFilm managing director Jim Buckle said that launching on the Wii, and the "impending arrival" on the Wii U, is "great news for our members".

"The Wii is a console for the whole family and with our vast catalogue of kid's and family-friendly films and TV shows there's more for everyone to enjoy at LoveFilm compared to any other subscription service," Buckle said.

"We offer our customers a great selection at exceptional value and the huge array of platforms we're now available on means it's never been easier or more convenient for our customers to access what they want to watch, however and wherever they choose."

> Wii U: Everything you need to know about Nintendo's new console
> YouTube, Amazon Instant, Hulu apps available on Wii U

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