If you’re a Nintendo 3DS owner, you know the amount of streaming video services available on the handheld gaming system is extremely lacking. The only streaming video service that is available on the Nintendo 3DS is Netflix, which is fine, but considering the Wii and Wii U have had several streaming video services available, we think it’s about time there are more options for the 3DS. It looks like that might happen relatively soon as Japan will be receiving Hulu on the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL starting this summer.
Hulu for the Nintendo 3DS is expected to be released in mid-August through the Nintendo eShop. Just like with Netflix’s application, the top screen will be used to view Hulu’s content while the lower screen will act as a control panel, although controls will also be possible by using the 3DS’ directional pad and its buttons. Unfortunately, because of the limitations of the 3DS, HD videos will not be available through the Hulu application.
Hulu is expected to make its service available for free for DS users for a full month, which is extended beyond its typical two-week trial period they offer for other platforms its service is available on. As of now, there’s no announcement as to if or when additional regions will be receiving their own version of Hulu on the Nintendo 3DS, but we can only hope so.