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Netflix Comes to Nintendo 3DS

Console giant Nintendo today launched Netflix, a brand new free video streaming application that allows users to watch movies and TV episodes directly from the console.

The offering, which is valid for all existing Nintendo 3DS owners across Canada and the United States, will be soon providing "an additional library of select movies", viewable in 3D, Nintendo claimed.

"The new Netflix application looks great, plays great and is a fantastic consumer experience," Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America President said in a statement.

"It gives Nintendo 3DS owners access to an amazing wealth of movies and TV shows, which they can watch conveniently from thousands of free Wi-Fi access points across the country. Nintendo 3DS truly offers something for everyone," he added.

The new Netflix application is available for free on the official Nintendo eShop. Its functionalities are currently limited to movies and TV series in 2D format only.

"Users will soon have access to an additional library of select movies that can be viewed in 3D without the need for special glasses," Nintendo’s press release stated.

Though free to download, users need to subscribe to a Netflix streaming service, starting at a $7.99 a month, to make the best out of this offering.