Netflix Streaming Coming To Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo has announced that Netflix streaming will become available on the 3DS later this summer. The streaming service will require a Netflix streaming subscription and access to wifi.
Speaking of wifi, AT&T will provide 3DS users access to over 10,000 wifi Hot Spots. Access to the wifi hotspots will be available after a system update in May.
From the Press Release:
To help make the wireless features of Nintendo 3DS as smooth as possible, Nintendo has collaborated with AT&T to provide Nintendo 3DS owners with automatic and free access to more than 10,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide with the May system update. Nintendo’s aim is to make getting connected easy for everyone, so people who opt in to the system’s SpotPass™ service will tell their Nintendo 3DS systems to automatically connect to AT&T Hot Spots at restaurants, book stores, coffee shops and airports across the country.
This summer, Nintendo 3DS will incorporate Netflix functionality. Netflix members who have an unlimited plan starting at $7.99 a month can access a broadband wireless Internet connection and instantly stream movies and TV shows directly to their Nintendo 3DS systems, similar to how the service is used on the Wii console. This means people can start watching a movie via Netflix on their Wii systems at home and then pick up the same movie later from a different location using their Nintendo 3DS systems. For more information about Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo3ds.com.
The glasses free 3D game console recently went on sale in Japan and has been selling out at many retail locations. The 3DS will be available in the US on March 27 and will cost $250. I hope Netflix will stream 3D movies to the device, that would be incredible!