Nintendo Launches Netflix on 3DS, Promises 3-D Films ‘Soon’
Nintendo launched the Netflix app for its Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming system on Thursday, promising a lineup of 3-D movies in the near future.
The free application can be downloaded through the Nintendo 3DS eShop, which was launched in June. All Netflix subscribers with a streaming plan can now access the thousands of movies and TV shows available on the company’s Internet streaming video service through their 3DS.
The Netflix app has the capability to display in 3-D. When browsing through titles and fast-forwarding through videos frame by frame, the menus and icons pop out of the screen. However, the current content library contains no 3-D content. Nintendo said on Thursday that a “select” lineup of 3-D movies will be available “soon,” declining to give any more specifics.