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No More Netflix Apps Available For Nintendo Consoles Or Handhelds

Michael King

While everyone was getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July, Nintendo quietly pulled the plug on the available apps that allowed users to watch Netflix content on Wii U and 3DS model systems.

Nintendo had removed the app from their eShop at the end of 2020, but as of June 30, the video game giant disabled the app entirely.

“The Netflix app was removed from Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Family systems on Dec. 31st, 2020 and discontinued on June 30th, 2021,” according to a statement from Nintendo. “Thank you for your support of these applications over the years.”

As a result, as of this point, there are no Nintendo systems on the market with the capability to watch Netflix content at all.

According to an article from video gaming site Nintendo Enthusiast, the four-year-old Nintendo Switch does not have a Netflix app, but it does have apps for YouTube and Hulu.

There has been speculation in the past that Netflix and other streaming apps might be made available for the Switch, but with the removal of the app from the older systems and apparently nothing new on the horizon, Nintendo fans on Reddit and Twitter have become much more pessimistic about streaming coming to Nintendo’s newer gaming system.

Netflix

Netflix is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 3,000+ movies, 2,000+ TV Shows, and Netflix Originals like Stranger Things, Mindhunter, Queer Eye, and Russian Doll. They are constantly adding new shows and movies — and have even begun creating original films like The Irishman (Robert De Niro, Al Pacino) and Dolemite is My Name (Eddie Murphy).

Netflix offers three plans — on 1 device in SD with their “Basic” ($8.99) plan, on 2 devices in HD with their “Standard” ($13.99) plan, and 4 devices in up to 4K on their “Premium” ($17.99) plan.

Netflix spends more money on content than any other streaming service meaning that you get more value for the monthly fee.

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