Nintendo on the Wii U and 3DS is drawing to close support for the Netflix app, according to The Verge.
The software will shut down on June 30th for current users, and it is no longer available if you’ve never downloaded it. However, if you’ve downloaded it in the past, you can use the app again.
“The Netflix app will no longer be an option for new users to access from the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U console or Nintendo 3DS family of systems starting on Dec 31st, 2020,” Nintendo said in a statement on the Wii U and 3DS Netflix app listings.
“It would be necessary for current users to re-download these programs during that period. Service will run until June 30th, 2021 for current customers. Thanks to all who, over the years, enjoyed Netflix on these channels.”
In September, Nintendo dropped the 3DS and soon moved away from the Wii U in favor of the Nintendo Switch, so it is not all that shocking that on the older platforms the business is shutting down the Netflix app.
But Netflix is still not on the Switch, despite former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé saying days after the launch of the Switch in March 2017 that the company was talking about bringing their services to the console with companies including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.