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Nintendo 3DS firmware update adds Netflix streaming

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 14 Jul 2011 12:14 User comments (4)

Nintendo 3DS firmware update adds Netflix streaming Nintendo has released the latest firmware update for the Nintendo 3DS today, adding Netflix streaming.
Additionally, the Japanese owners of the console will be given access to the Video Store, while North American and European console owners wait until August for the app.

If you have a $7.99 streaming-only or higher Netflix mixed subscription, you can use the handheld to watch movies and TV shows from the "Watch Instantly" catalog.

Says Nintendo:

This free downloadable application allows Netflix members with an unlimited streaming plan, a Nintendo 3DS system and a broadband Internet connection to instantly watch TV shows and movies on their Nintendo 3DS.

Finally, Nintendo has made a few new titles available for download in the eShop including Baseball, Puzzle Fever, Just SING! 80s Collection, 3D Pixel Racing, AfterZoom, Game & Watch Gallery and Extreme Hangman 2.

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4 user comments

114.7.2011 10:56

Probably 1 of hundreds of formats & label heads that Netnuts is paying kick backs to, thus meriting the huge anal intrusion & consumer outcry given the last news story of their plan splitting and 60%+ price increase.

214.7.2011 12:30

Yeah my toilet is getting netflix next month I think...

Just my $0.02,


314.7.2011 15:47

I hope psp vita gets netflix as well

418.7.2011 12:21

Honestly, I don't agree with the new increases, but at the same time I'm not a physical person. I've been trying to steadily move to all digital for a decade now, and that includes my movies. So I never wanted physical DVD's to begin with, I'm glad they're separating it all properly, but practically the same amount of money to stream a movie as to ship a plastic disc covered in paper through the deplorably slow mail system???

But whatever, can't expect anything else if you want to try and 'legally' host tons of stuff. Everybody wants theirs, so it's going to get pricey.

~*Livin' Electronicallly*~

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