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Netflix in deal with Nintendo to show movies on Wii

Jan 13 (Reuters) - Online DVD rental company Netflix Inc NFLX.O inked a deal with video game console maker Nintendo 7974.OS to allow Wii users to stream movies and TV episodes to their television sets.

The move comes months after Netflix started streaming movies through Sony Corp's 6758.T PlayStation 3 video game console.

Microsoft's MSFT.O Xbox has been streaming movies via Netflix since 2008.

Netflix will go live on Wii, the best-selling home console, this spring in the U.S. at no additional cost to Netflix members who have a plan starting at $8.99 a month, the company said in a statement.

Shares of Netflix closed at $52.37 Tuesday on Nasdaq. (Reporting by Mansi Dutta in Bangalore; Editing by Derek Caney)