July 14, 2011
3DS Netflix goes live today.….
If you need a reason to dust off you 3DS and give it some love, Nintendo has your anti-static cloth in hand. The Netflix app that was discussed at last year’s E3 went live today on the3DS’s E‑Shop. A bevy of content will be available as well as 3D movies that don’t require you to look like a hipster with those funky glasses. The parental controls on Netflix will work on the 3DS application as well as the 3DS parental controls will keep your rug rats from experiencing anything not age appropriate or from them witnessing the bevy of crap movies and shows available on the service and scaring them for life (Glee needs destroyed!). I am one excited to download this app. If I can have the 3D version of Tron Legacy available to me on the portable I will be in heaven, plus it will make work more tolerable (not this job, this is the fun job). The only problem I can see would be the battery life sucking horribly due to the 3D being used while the WI-FI is streaming. The app is set up a lot like the PS3 app and my whole instant queue is there, I had to try the app out with my favorite Futurama episode (as seen below). The app is great and I can see using this a lot while I am typing articles or on the go at an airport. Hopefully this will entice more people to pick up the handheld that have won me over (OoT FTW!). Anyone else excited that the 3DS features are finally coming to fruition?