Netflix is a streaming service (previously a rental company) based in California. It allows people to stream movies and TV shows, and has been available on multiple different Nintendo consoles. Before Netflix was a streaming service, people could rent DVDs and Blu-ray movies. In January of 2010, Nintendo announced that they were partnering with Netflix so that Wii owners could stream movies on their console to watch on their television by ordering a disc from Netflix. In October of 2010, it was announced that Wii owners could download the Netflix Channel for free using the Wii Shop Channel without using discs. The new channel included a new UI, along with a search feature, replacing the Instant Queue in the older disc version. In order to watch movies and TV shows, users must already have a paid subscription to Netflix. The channel was released in the United States and Canada on October 18, 2010, and service was expanded to include the United Kingdom and Ireland on January 9, 2012.

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On July 14, 2011, Netflix became available on the eShop for Nintendo 3DS, allowing users to watch movies on the handheld. However, no video content was ever made available in 3D.

A version of Netflix became available for use on the Wii U on November 18, 2012.

In November 2018, Netflix announced that it would no longer be supported on the Wii effective January 30, 2019, which is the closure date of the Wii Shop Channel. A new version of the Netflix app is in development for the Nintendo Switch.

WiiLink have said they will not bring this channel back because of copyright and because there are better ways of watching Netflix as the Wii's max resolution is 480p.

On December 30, 2020, Nintendo removed Netflix off of the Nintendo eShop on both the Wii U and 3DS, and on June 30, 2021, the service was discontinued on both of the consoles. As of June 28th, 2024, Netflix is still yet to be on the Nintendo Switch.


Since Pokémon Journeys: The Series (including movies such as Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back-Evolution and Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle), the English dub of Pokémon the Series aired on the platform with 12 episodes released quarterly. Netflix also aired Pokémon the Series: XY and Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon on the same platform. The first 52 episodes of Pokémon Indigo League aired exclusively in selected areas.

Netflix produced the stop motion animated series Pokémon Concierge that premiered on December 28, 2023.

Pokémon-related content on Netflix[]

The Super Mario Bros. Movie[]

Starting December 3, The Super Mario Bros. Movie will be available to watch on Netflix.


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