If you’re still using the Netflix app on Wii U and/or 3DS, it’s time to ramp up the binge watching as the service will terminate completely in just six months.
The app has already been removed from the eShops, which means it can no longer be downloaded by new users (though existing users can still re-download. Netflix will be discontinued on both platforms on June 30th, 2021.
Nintendo’s full statement on its customer support website reads:
“The Netflix app was removed from Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Family systems on Dec 31st, 2020. They are no longer available for new users to download. It is possible for existing users to re-download these applications at this time. Service for both applications will be discontinued on June 30th, 2021. Thank you for your support of these applications over the years.”
With still no word on a Netflix app coming to Nintendo Switch, this may spell the end of the streaming service on Nintendo platforms, at least for the foreseeable future. Former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé stated that streaming services on Switch would “come in time” in 2017, and that Netflix and YouTube conversations were “ongoing” in 2018, though there’s no evidence that any progress has been made in the years since.