As of today, anyone who owns a Nintendo 3DS in the United States or Canada will have the capability to download a free application that allows Netflix members to watch TV episodes and movies streaming from Netflix with an Internet connection.
That isn’t all. There will also be an “additional library of select movies” that can be viewed in 3D, Nintendo says.
Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime, said in a recent interview:
“The new Netflix application looks great, plays great and is a fantastic consumer experience. It gives Nintendo 3DS owners access to an amazing wealth of movies and TV shows, which they can watch conveniently from thousands of free Wi-Fi access points across the country. Nintendo 3DS truly offers something for everyone.”
Use of the Netflix application on Nintendo 3DS requires a broadband Internet connection and a Netflix streaming membership starting at $7.99 a month.
The Nintendo 3DS system’s parental control settings can be used to manage access to the Netflix application. Parental control settings already associated with a Netflix account will be applied to the streaming content viewable on the Nintendo 3DS system.