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Lovefilm now available for UK Wii U owners

Lovefilm now available for UK Wii U owners
Mark Hearn
Mark Hearn|@misterhearn|December 8, 2012 2:51 PM

Nintendo recently committed to bringing Lovefilm to Wii U consoles soon in the UK and the company has made good on its word. Pictured above is a dimly lit shot of the new app in action, which features HD content and optional video playback via the system's GamePad. If you'd like to give it a spin, head on over to Nintendo's eShop to claim your prize.

[Thanks, Chris]

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Following its launch on Nintendo's Wii home console earlier this week, LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company, has today announced its arrival on Nintendo's new high-definition games console, Wii U.

From today, LOVEFiLM members who own the latest addition to the Nintendo family can access the LOVEFiLM Instant application, which comes pre-installed on the device, from the Wii U dashboard. Once logged in, members can watch, search and browse titles from the LOVEFiLM streaming catalogue – all as part of their existing membership package. LOVEFiLM's Watch List is also included, allowing film and TV fans to add titles in the streaming library to a personalised queue for easy access later.

The new LOVEFiLM Instant app is also enhanced by the second screen functionality of the Wii U console. Members using the Wii U GamePad controller benefit from an improved user experience, including the ability to view video content on both the TV and GamePad, or access details of films or TV shows (such as casting or episode lists) when browsing the LOVEFiLM Instant library.

Nintendo Wii U aims to build on the success of its predecessor, which can be found in over eight million homes in the UK.

LOVEFiLM Instant is now available on a complete range of living room devices including Amazon's Kindle Fire HD, PlayStation®3, iPad® and Xbox 360 in addition to Wii and Wii U, plus a growing number of Blu-ray players and Internet-connected TVs.

Unlimited streaming packages start from just £4.99 a month – the lowest of any comparable subscription service.

Lovefilm now available for UK Wii U owners