3D movies can be streamed via Netflix. It’s technically possible. The problem is their streaming library just doesn’t have any 3D content. But in light of Netflix’s partnership with Nintendo, it seems like it may be on the way. Pay close attention to the following section from a recent press release:
The new Netflix application for Nintendo 3DS displays movies and TV episodes in 2D on the system’s upper screen. Users will soon have access to an additional library of select movies that can be viewed in 3D without the need for special glasses.
A few people interpreted this as referencing the Nintendo Video application which is yet to launch in North America. But I’m pretty confident that it’s referencing Netflix specifically. What do you think?
Update: I’m terrible at assuming things. The folks at Joystiq reached out to Nintendo for clarification. Here is what they said:
The press release announcing the new Netflix service for Nintendo 3DS also references the system’s upcoming short-form video service,” Big N said in a written statement. “Nintendo 3DS owners soon will be able to enjoy free, specially selected video content that includes 3D movie trailers, comedy clips and music videos
…this means that this 3D content mentioned in the press release is in reference to the Nintendo Video application rather than 3D streaming. Bummer.