Nintendo users can say goodbye to streaming Netflix on Wii U and 3DS devices, as the app is no longer available for download for new users. Existing users can still access the app, but not for long. Nintendo says it will be completely shut down by June 30, 2021.
“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 the Nintendo 3DS family,” Nintendo said in a statement about the entries for the Wii U and 3DS. Netflix app. “During this time it will be possible for existing users to download these applications again. The service for existing users will continue until June 30, 2021
Nintendo discontinued the 10-year-old 3DS back in September, so it’s no surprise that they’re pulling the plug on Netflix streaming. Nintendo seems to be phasing out support for this type of older game console and focusing on newer devices. We’ve seen this before when Nintendo withdrew Netflix streaming from the Wii in early 2019 when the device was 12 years old.
That said, there is still no sign of a Netflix app for the Nintendo Switch, despite the fact that the hybrid video game console is almost 4 years old. Nintendo said it was in talks to reach deals with major streaming apps when it was launched in March 2017, but so far only Hulu is available.