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Amazon Instant app brings more than 140,000 movies and TV shows to Wii U

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An app for Amazon Instant — a film and television show streaming service that allows users to buy and rent programs and watch them instantly — is now available for Nintendo's Wii U console, Amazon announced today.

Using the app, users can access more than 140,000 movies and TV episodes from the Amazon Instant Video Store which they can choose to rent or buy. The app itself is free to download and install from the Wii U's eShop — users will only have to pay for the programs they wish to watch.

The service will be fully integrated with the Wii U: users will be able to search and browse titles on the GamePad and also use the GamePad to playback video. Users will also be able to seamlessly switch from one device to another, meaning that a film can be viewed on a Kindle Fire before switching over to the Wii U without lagging or starting again from the beginning.

The app will also come with a Kid Zone that parents can manage to ensure children can only access age-appropriate content, and Amazon Prime customers will have access to an additional 30,000 movies and shows for free.

The Amazon Instant app is now available for the Wii U.