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    As the new year rang in across the world, Nintendo was at work quietly removing the Netflix application from the eShop for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. The app was removed on December 31st, 2020, according to a statement released on the Nintendo of America customer support site. The statement assures that users who have already downloaded the Netflix app in the past will be able to re-download it for now, but no new downloads will be available on either platform. The statement goes on to inform that, as of June 30th, 2021, the Netflix service will be discontinued on both devices.

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  3. Dust2dust

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    Nothing lasts forever! And who doesn't have a smart TV or an android TV box to watch Netflix, or a phone to watch mobile?
     
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    Nintendo, you monster!
     
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  5. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Okay, now put it on switch then if you gonna remove it. :huh:
     
  6. Justinde75

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    Damn they are really going hard on removing stuff on the 3DS. Seems like they are preparing to shut down support for the e shop.
     
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  7. Silent_Gunner

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    They must really be wanting to go all in on either the Switch or its successor!
     
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    well the switch is just a big 3ds without the second screen and 3d :P
     
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  9. Bryon15

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    Who even still uses netflix? Real Debrid + Kodi. Fraction of the price of netflix.
     
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    More than you might think
     
  11. LightBeam

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    Millions of people actually
     
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    Nah. That's a bit of a stretch.
     
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    there was netflix on 3ds? forgot completely about that
    never wasted much time watching stuff on it
     
  14. raging_chaos

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    Currently about 195.15 million paid subscribers worldwide do, compared to Kodi's 40 million. Those also aren't options on the 3ds or Wii-U, so no reason to advertise.
     
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  15. The Real Jdbye

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    This really sucks for some people. I don't know if she still does but my aunt used to use the (my cousin's) Wii U to watch Netflix because she doesn't have a Smart TV, and she's the type that never buys new electronics unless she actually needs it. Wii U still makes a pretty good video streaming machine.
    Who uses Real Debrid? You can use Elementum for free.
     
  16. Latiodile

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    i thought netflix on the 3ds was shut down already, like 3 years ago or something
     
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    I cannot believe people enjoy watching movies on small screens.
     
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    I enjoy watching kids watching on a small screen vs them breaking my phone or tablet.
     
  19. tech3475

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    1) I get it for £2.50pm through my discounted Sky (which I’d have anyway because of family).
    2) It works on more devices.
    3) If I’m going to pirate, I don’t want to pay a subscription/fee.
     
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    The WiiU looks great when connected to a TV... :)
     
  21. Deleted User

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    Well... I guess the only reason now to keep your wii u is for it's backward compatibility if you don't have wii, nintendo land and color splash (if you like this game).
     
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