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Wii to get CinemaNow streaming movies in Japan

updated 10:55 am EDT, Thu June 25, 2009

Wii to get CinemaNow

Sonic Solutions, the company behind Roxio, on Thursday announced its streaming movie service CinemaNow will be made available for the Nintendo Wii. Sonic will partner with Fujisoft to bring the former's content to the game console via the latter's video-on-demand Everyone's Theater Wii service. While the announcement only covers Japan, its successful integration potentially leads to the service arriving in other countries as well. CinemaNow offers more than 1,500 streaming movies, short films, and concerts to buy or rent.

The CinemaNow service is cloud-based and its media services are already integrated into many portable electronics devices, including LG's Blu-ray players, Dell's PCs and Archos' portable media players. CinemaNow is also acting as an online video rental service for Blockbuster and can be accessed from electronics retail giant Best Buy's website.

Nintendo is the last major console maker to adopt a paid movie service; Microsoft was first with the Xbox Video Marketplace and later Netflix, while Sony introduced its own store for the PS3 last year.



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