Netflix "Just for Kids" Experience Now on Wii in Canada
(Canada Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
Popular Series from Marvel Like "Iron Man" and "Spider Man" Also Now
Available to Watch Instantly
LOS GATOS, Calif., Nov. 30, 2011 /CNW/ -- Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) today announced that its "Just for Kids" section is now available to Netflix members in Canada on the Wii(TM) game console and that popular titles from Marvel are available for Canadians to watch instantly streaming from Netflix.
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Simply selecting "Just for Kids" within the Netflix app for Wii takes Netflix members to a section that's perfect for children 12 and under. Parents and kids can click on their favorite kids characters - from "Phineas and Ferb" to "Elmo" - and find a broad selection of great TV shows and movies featuring that character.
The Netflix "Just for Kids" section lets users scroll through row after row of TV shows and movies organized by easy-to-understand genres like superheroes, princesses and dinosaurs, featuring clear and simple descriptions of the plot of each title. Netflix uses ratings and reviews from Common Sense Media in developing the selections. Common Sense Media provides independent ratings, reviews, and information to help parents make great media choices.
Kids are among the most ardent watchers of TV shows and movies. Almost half of the more than 20 million Netflix accounts have been used to instantly watch at least two titles made for kids in the last three months. "Just for Kids" makes it easier and more fun for kids and families to instantly watch a huge range of kid-friendly TV shows and movies.
Kid-friendly TV shows and movies available for Canadians to watch instantly include:
-- Horseland (Cookie Jar)
-- Calilou (Cookie Jar)
-- Busy World of Richard Scarry (Cookie Jar)
-- Arthur (Cookie Jar)
-- Babar (Nelvana)
-- Franklin (Nelvana)
-- iCarly (MTV)
-- Go, Diego, Go! (MTV)
In addition, Netflix has licensed popular shows from Marvel, which are now available to watch instantly, including:
-- X-Men: Volumes 1-5 (76 episodes)
-- Spider-Man Unlimited (13 episodes)
-- Spider-Man (1994-98, 65 episodes)
-- Silver Surfer (13 episodes)
-- Iron Man: Extremis (six episodes)
-- Iron Man: Armored Adventures: Season 1 (26 episodes)
-- The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Season 1 (26 episodes)
Other Marvel shows will be available to watch instantly in 2012,
-- Ultimate Spider-Man (26 episodes)
-- Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D. (five episodes)
-- Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends (24 episodes)
-- Spider-Man (1978, 26 episodes)
-- Marvel Action Hour: Iron Man (26 episodes)
-- Iron Man: Armored Adventures: Season 2 (26 episodes)
-- Incredible Hulk (21 episodes)
-- Black Panther (12 episodes)
-- The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Season 2 (26 episodes)
The Netflix "Just for Kids" section is currently available in Canada on PC, Mac and the Wii console. Similar functionality will come to many other devices over the next year.
With more than 20 million streaming members in the United States, Canada and Latin America, Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq: NFLX] is the world's leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. For about US$7.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes streaming over the Internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, Internet-connected TVs, home theater systems, digital video recorders and Internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 700 devices that stream from Netflix are available. For additional information, visit www.netflix.com. Follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.
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