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Netflix
Netflix3DS
Genre Application
Publisher(s) Nintendo (Nintendo consoles)
Platform(s) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Release Date Xbox 360
NA November 19, 2008
PlayStation 3
NA October 19, 2010
Wii
NA March 25, 2010 (disc)
NA October 18, 2010
3DS
NA July 14, 2011
Mode(s) Single-Player
Ratings N/A

Netflix is an online video streaming service released for computers, video game devices, some cell phones, and etc. The service allows users with a Netflix Unlimited subscription to instantly stream certain video content to their device via the Netflix application. Netflix Unlimited users aren't charged any additional fees for using the app.

History Edit

The application was first announced at E3 2008 for the Xbox 360 console over Xbox Live. The app is available to users with a Netflix Unlimited account and/or Xbox Live Gold subscription allowing them to stream movies and television shows from the Netflix Instant Queue from an app on the Dashboard.

Sony Computer Entertainment and Netflix announced in October 2009 that the service was coming to the PlayStation 3. Unlike the Xbox 360 release, it was originally released on a Blu-Ray disc. Users do not have to pay for use of the service other than the monthly Netflix subscription.

On January 13, 2010, Nintendo and Netflix announced that the service will be on the Wii. Originally, the Wii version was released as a Wii Optical disc, but was later made a download through the Wii Shop Channel. On the PlayStation 3, the streaming disc is also no longer necessary, as members can download the application through the PlayStation Store, and will be a tab under the XMB.

On June 14, 2011, the Wii U was announced to have Netflix support, according to Satoru Iwata. The Netflix service, a month later, on July 14, 2011, was released through the Nintendo eShop.

I activated Netflix on my 3DS, and while using the service my system home button and power button aren’t working, while Netflix is running. I can’t back out of it and can’t shut my system off.


According to GoNintendo.com and many users, after Netflix is activated on the 3DS, the service encounters a glitch which causes video content not to appear. When the user tries to press the home and power button it doesn't work, however if ones holds the power button down, the system will shut off and the glitch doesn't occur again in the app. [1][2]

References Edit

  1. http://nintendo3dsblog.com/netflix-is-now-available-and-it-may-cause-a-system-issue
  2. http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=163241

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