Netflix closes on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Netflix is officially discontinued on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, it has been revealed. In fact, the Netflix app to even use the streaming service on both devices has already been discontinued as new users can no longer go and download it on their own. This happened earlier this year on December 31, but existing users can still start the app until it officially discontinues all services for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U later this year on June 30th.
“As of December 31, 2020, the Netflix app will no longer be available for new users to download from the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console or Nintendo 3DS family of systems,” the official notice pinned at the top of both. the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Shop Pages for streaming service states. “During this period, it will be possible for existing users to redownload these apps. Service for existing users will continue until June 30, 2021. Thank you to everyone who has enjoyed Netflix on these platforms over the years.”
With Netflix discontinued on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, the question is: will the Nintendo Switch finally get its own Netflix app this year? Although it’s been around for several years at this point, the Nintendo Switch doesn’t yet have its own Netflix app, although Nintendo has repeatedly said it wants to add it.
Netflix is currently available… well, on almost everything. The Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite are available wherever such things are sold, assuming you can find them in stock. You can check out all of our previous Nintendo coverage here.
What do you think of the end of Netflix on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U? Do you think this is a prelude to the Nintendo Switch finally adding the streaming service itself? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to hit me up and hit me up directly on Twitter at @rollinbishop to talk about all things gaming!
[H/T Nintendo Life]