Netflix will no longer work on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U consoles as of June 30, 2021. The Japanese manufacturer has indeed announced the disappearance of the streaming application on its two old consoles. The app has already disappeared from Nintendo eShop.
Nintendo announced the death of 3DS a few months ago. Last September, the Japanese manufacturer officially discontinued production of the portable console, sold at 75.87 million copies worldwide. For his part, Wii U was declared dead in 2017 when launching the Nintendo Switch. Commercial and critical failure, Nintendo’s console has not been produced since February 2017.
Under these conditions, we will not be surprised that Nintendo has finally decided toabandon the Netflix application from both consoles. “As of December 31, 2020, new users will no longer be able to download the Netflix app from Nintendo eShop to their Wii U console. The app will be available for re-download on Wii U systems to which it was previously downloaded. , and Netflix will be usable until June 30, 2021 ” Nintendo details on its official website.
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And still no Netflix app for Nintendo Switch
In recent days, the Netflix application, offered since 2012, has therefore disappeared from Nintendo’s app store. The streaming service will be usable on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U for a few months. Once this date has passed, it will no longer be possible to watch films and series from the Netflix catalog using both consoles.
Nowadays, Nintendo is betting everything on the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite, which are hugely successful around the world. But strangely, there is no Netflix app for both consoles yet. In 2018, Netflix explained that “Nintendo was very focused at launch on the gaming aspect and not on the video aspect, which was not a priority for them ”. A few months later, Reginald Fils-Aimé, president of Nintendo of America, said that negotiations were underway to offer video streaming platforms like Netflix and YouTube on the Switch. We cross fingers.