Amazon Instant Video now available on Nintendo Wii

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If you haven't yet upgraded to Nintendo's newest console, the Wii U, and are still stuck on the original Wii, not all hope is lost. The company is still supporting the older console. Case in point: they just announced availability of Amazon's Instant Video service on the Wii console, which is now available to download from the Wii Shop Channel.

Of course, Amazon is a little bit late on this one, especially considering that their Instant Video streaming service has already been available for the Wii U. In any case, it's nice to see Amazon catching up with the times, and to see Nintendo still supporting their original Wii console with new content.

Amazon makes it fairly simple to get started with Instant Video on the Wii. Users can just download the app on their system, and then register it by going to Amazon's website, where they have a special landing page specifically for Wii owners using Amazon Instant Video. You can register a new device or manage your current devices from the webpage.

Currently, Amazon Instant Video is only available in the US when it comes to using it on the Wii, and there's no word on when or if the service is coming to other regions of the world, but we can't imagine that either company wants to keep it exclusive to the US. However, we're curious as to how long Nintendo will keep up its support with their now last-gen console.