Netflix Streaming Comes to 3DS

The ability to stream Netflix videos directly to home consoles has been a common feature over the last couple years, helping to streamline those long talks with your spouse about why you need another gaming box.  Today, that same excuse rationale goes portable with the announcement that movie and TV streaming has arrived for the 3DS!

The new Netflix application for Nintendo 3DS displays movies and TV episodes in 2D on the system’s upper screen. Users will soon have access to an additional library of select movies that can be viewed in 3D without the need for special glasses.

Use of the Netflix application on Nintendo 3DS requires a broadband Internet connection and a Netflix streaming membership starting at $7.99 a month. Netflix members with unlimited streaming plans can instantly watch on their Nintendo 3DS systems and other devices, including the Wii console.

Ugh, between this and Zelda 3D, it’s getting harder and harder to deny my wife a 3DS.  It’s a good thing I included clamping down on her happiness in our wedding vows.

The free Netflix streaming application is available now through the Nintendo eShop in the 3DS dashboard.

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