If you live in the United States or Canada, don’t already have a Netflix-enabled Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and lack an on-demand TV box such as Apple TV, but you do have a Wii hooked up, you’re in for a treat. Nintendo of America and Netflix have confirmed that Wii owners will be allowed to stream full movies and television shows straight to their Wii console at no additional cost, assuming you’ve already signed up for the $8.99 a month Netflix service.

“Our research shows that 86 percent of all U.S. Wii consoles are located in the living room,” said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. “The Wii console is the social hub around which friends and family members gather to play games and have fun. Soon both new and longtime Wii owners will enjoy the benefits of Netflix – and a variety of informational and entertainment options – by being Netflix members and connecting their consoles to the Internet.”

“Our goal is to offer Netflix members as many ways as possible to watch movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix right to their TVs and to give non-members more and compelling reasons to consider the service,” said Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. “Joining forces with Nintendo, which has been so immensely popular with consumers since its introduction, is a very meaningful step in that direction.”