Netflix on Thursday began letting subscribers in the United States and Canada stream movies and television shows to Nintendo 3DS videogame handsets.
The free Netflix app is now available in the Nintendo eShop, which launched in June. Initially, the app will display Netflix content in 2D on the device’s top screen, but eventually, users will have access to select 3D movies that can be viewed without glasses, Nintendo said.
Netflix has long allowed streaming of shows to the Japanese videogame titan’s Wii consoles as well as its competitors, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
An average of 1.5 million Netflix members daily reportedly use Wii consoles to access content.
In order to stream Netflix content to the 3DS, users will need to connect to the Web via Wi-Fi from the device. They must also have a Netflix streaming plan, starting at $7.99 per month.