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Netflix headed to Nintendo 3DS

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Mar 2011 15:53 User comments (7)

Netflix headed to Nintendo 3DS Nintendo has announced today that its 3DS handheld will soon receive Netflix streaming support.
President Reggie Fils-Aime says support is coming during the summer, and the handheld launches in the U.S. on March 27th.

A streaming-only Netflix subscription costs $7.99 per month and gives access to 20,000 movies and TV shows.

Adds Fils-Aime (via USAToday):

Say you are away from home starting to watch a movie on the Nintendo 3DS. When you get home, you can go from the 3DS to streaming on the Wii to your big screen. Users will be able to start on the Wii and switch to 3DS, as well.


Finally, users will get a software update in May that will bring AT&T W-Fi hotspot access. The carrier currently has 10,000 hotspots.

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7 user comments

12.3.2011 17:31

I will honestly say smart move Nintendo!

22.3.2011 18:11

Why would I want to watch a movie/film on any 3 inch hand held device? If I was chained to a cellar wall by some mad radical nutter then I would like one.

32.3.2011 18:21

Yeah true maybe not you and me but think about how many kids this will probably keep busy instead of screaming or going crazy while driving or waiting somewhere with their parents.

42.3.2011 18:21

This would be great for the NGP, not the 3DS. Pointless.

53.3.2011 1:54

screen is way too small for my already terrible eyesight

64.3.2011 3:17

What's wrong with you guys? Adding more functionality to a device is always a good thing.


X360 - iXtreme1.4 ||| Xbox - EvoX Dash ||| PS2 - CC 2.0 PRO SLE ||| Dreamcast ...lol ||| NDS - Acekard 2/M3 Simply/EZ Flash 3-1 ||| Rooted HTC Hero with Ic3rom

74.3.2011 11:08

Originally posted by leviticus:
Yeah true maybe not you and me but think about how many kids this will probably keep busy instead of screaming or going crazy while driving or waiting somewhere with their parents.
Er, there's WiFi in the cars now? Even if you use the cellphone data plan, is it wise to use it on video streaming? Why can't the kids just play the 3DS, lol.

I guess Netflix on the 3DS is a bonus feature, but hardly a selling point.

Peace!

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