Nintendo has now removed Netflix’s video application designed for the Wii U and 3DS from both eShops.
As of 31st December 2020, it can no longer be downloaded by new users. It is, however, still possible for existing users to re-download the applications at this point in time.
The service for Wii U and 3DS will be discontinued later this year on 30th June 2021. Here’s Nintendo’s full message from its website:
“Starting Dec 31st, 2020, the Netflix app will no longer be available for new users to download from Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console or Nintendo 3DS family of systems. During that time, it will be possible for existing users to re-download these applications. Service for existing users will continue until June 30th, 2021. Thank you to everyone who enjoyed Netflix on these platforms over the years.”
So, does this mean Netflix is on its way to the Switch? Sadly, there’s been no mention of it since the former Nintendo of America president Reggie made reference to it in 2019. Catch up on all this in our Netflix guide.
Did you ever watch Netflix on your Wii U or 3DS? Tell us down in the comments.