Amazon Instant Video Now Available on Nintendo Wii U

  Amazon Instant Video Now Available on Nintendo Wii U

 Purchase, rent and stream more than 140,000 movies and TV episodes from the
  Amazon Instant Video Store, and more than 30,000 titles from Prime Instant
                     Video on the Nintendo Wii U console

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- November 22, 2012

(NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon today announced the launch of the Amazon Instant Video
app for Nintendo’s Wii U home console, giving customers even easier access to
the more than 140,000 movies and TV episodes available to purchase or rent
from the Amazon Instant Video library. In addition, the app gives Amazon Prime
customers access to more than 30,000 movies and TV episodes to stream at no
additional cost. For more information on how to get started visit,

Starting today, the Amazon Instant Video app can be found at no additional
charge on the Wii U home screen or in the Nintendo’s Wii U eShop on the game
console for customers to easily download and install. The Wii U GamePad
controller lets customers  use the 6.2-inch touch screen on the GamePad to
search and browse for titles, and even playback video on the GamePad screen.

“We’re constantly working to create the best streaming video experience for
our customers, and to do that it’s essential to provide access on as many
devices as possible,” said Anthony Bay, Vice President of Worldwide Digital
Video for “The Amazon Instant Video app on Wii U gives customers
more ways to enjoy video in the comfort of their home. The Second Screen
Experience lets customers browse, search and even play movies or TV directly
on the GamePad controller. In addition, new features in the app allow kids and
parents to easily discover family-friendly programming for all age groups.”

“Nintendo’s Wii U is designed to provide customers with premium entertainment
experiences,” said Duncan Orrell-Jones, Senior Vice President, Network
Business Division, Nintendo of America. “Bringing Amazon Instant Video content
to the console is a seamless addition that further enhances the Nintendo
offering with even more video entertainment options.”

The Amazon Instant Video app for Wii U provides customers with a comprehensive
Amazon Instant Video experience including:

  *Instant streaming of more than 140,000 titles from the Amazon Instant
    Video library and more than 30,000 Prime Instant Video titles for Prime
  *Smart lists such as “Recently Watched,” “Watchlist,” “Genre
    Recommendations” and “More Like This” that allow customers to easily
    manage their viewing choices
  *Your Video Library gives customers access to purchases from Amazon Instant
    Video on the Wii or any of the hundreds of other devices enabled for
    Amazon Instant Video. For a list of compatible devices click here.
  *Parental Controls and Kid Zone features that allow parents to manage
    access to age appropriate content and also easily navigate specific
    categories to find family-friendly programming by age
  *The Second Screen Experience with the Wii U GamePad controller lets
    customers  use the touch screen on the GamePad to search, browse or
    playback titles on the GamePad screen
  *Whispersync lets customers seamlessly switch from one device to another.
    Start streaming a movie on Kindle Fire, then pick up right where you left
    off on your Wii U - avoid the frustration of having to find your spot

The Amazon Instant Video app for Wii U offers more than 140,000 movies and TV
episodes to browse, buy, rent and stream including the latest new release
movies like Brave, The Amazing Spider-Man, Men in Black 3, Marvel’s The
Avengers, The Hunger Games, and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, and
popular TV shows like The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Revolution, and Big
Bang Theory. Most current TV shows can be purchased by individual episode or
at a discount with a TV season pass.

In addition to receiving free two-day shipping on millions of items and access
to thousands of books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, Prime members
can instantly stream more than 30,000 TV episodes and movies, all for just $79
a year. The Prime Instant Video library includes popular TV shows such as
Parks and Recreation, Glee, and The West Wing, new release movies such as Iron
Man 2 and Rango, and popular kids TV including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the
Explorer, and Phineas and Ferb. Non-Prime members can start their free
one-month trial today.

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