Netflix Streaming on Nintendo 3DS Hand-Helds

Now, Nintendo 3DS owners across the United States and Canada can download a free application that allows Netflix members with unlimited streaming plans to instantly watch TV episodes and movies streaming from Netflix.

Thus, Nintendo 3DS joins the Wii console in its ability to stream Netflix content. On an average day, more than 1.5 million Netflix members instantly watch TV shows or movies via the Wii console, says the company.

Now available for download from the Nintendo eShop, the Netflix application offers films, documentaries, reality shows and sitcoms on the Nintendo 3DS system anytime, anywhere.

“The new Netflix application gives Nintendo 3DS owners access to movies and TV shows, which they can watch from thousands of free Wi-Fi access points across the country,” said Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.

The new Netflix application for Nintendo 3DS displays movies and TV episodes in 2D on the system’s upper screen. Users will soon have access to an additional library of select movies that can be viewed in 3D without the need for special glasses.

Use of the Netflix application on Nintendo 3DS requires a broadband Internet connection and a Netflix streaming membership starting at $7.99 a month. Netflix members with unlimited streaming plans can instantly watch on their Nintendo 3DS systems and other devices, including the Wii console.

To download the free Netflix application or any other content from the Nintendo eShop, Nintendo 3DS users must first install the free system update that became available on June 6.

Moreover, the Nintendo 3DS system’s parental control settings can be used to manage access to the Netflix application.

It was announced Thursday, July 14.

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