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.
 

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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!

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