How to Put Netflix on Your 3DS

Most of you know that any time now (today), Netflix will be available for the Nintendo 3DS in North America.  Netflix on the 3DS will allow you to instantly stream and watch Movies and TV Shows straight from your Handheld (in 2D, not 3D) If you need to know what you need to use Netflix, or just how you download it, check out the small guide after the break! - Greg Boe (admin)

If You Are Already a Netflix Member…

If you’ve already signed up for Netflix (starts at $7.99 a month) all you have to take are these simple steps.

  1. Go to the eShop app on your Home Menu (If you don’t have the eShop, you’ll have to update your system)
  2. Select the Button that says Netflix (It should be right there near the front)
  3. Download the Netflix app (the app is free)
  4. Go on your Netflix account online and go to activate your Netflix ready device
  5. Type in the code shown when you open Netflix on your 3DS
  6. You’ve successfully downloaded and activated Netflx on your Nintendo 3DS

If You Are Not a Netflix Member…

If you aren’t a Netflix member, take these quick steps to get your 3DS activated and ready to stream movies and TV shows.

  1. Go to Netflix’s Website and choose to sign up
  2. You’ll get the first month free, but after that the cost starts at $7.99 a month
  3. After you’ve signed up, take steps 1-6 on the first set of steps, and you’ll have Netflix on your 3DS

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to comment!

About Greg Boe

I'm the founder and administrator of Nintendo Charged. I've dedicated the past three years to keeping our readers in the loop with the imaginative world of Nintendo. My biggest gaming interest at the time is the Nintendo Wii U and it's upcoming games, but I've been a close follower of the 3DS since launch in 2011. My favorite game as of now is The World Ends With You on DS. If you have any questions, or just want someone to play online with, leave a comment! I hope you enjoy your visit at Nintendo Charged.

  • 3dslover1221

    this really helped me!

    • http://nintendocharged.com/author/greg-boe/ Greg Boe

      Glad we could help!

      • http://sherwood@paga.com seara

        i cant get on this

  • http://Internet Jenna

    This did not help me at ALL

    • http://nintendocharged.com/author/greg-boe/ Greg Boe

      Do you have an existing Netflix account?

      • savann

        Hey greg boe! can i be friends with you? i saw what you said about how to set up netflix! can i please be friends with you? do you know alot about the 3DS? i really wanna be friends with you! my friend code is:3926-4835-3346.

      • savann

        Oh! and it actully worked! :)

        • http://nintendocharged.com/author/greg-boe/ Greg Boe

          Glad to hear it! And yeah, as a member of the press, I guess you could say I know a lot about the handheld :) Here’s my code: 2922-0128-9770

          • savann

            OK! thanks for the code and everything i‛ll talk to you later today after school!

          • savann

            Yo i’m back!

  • http://www.nintendocharged.com Corina

    How does the NetFlix work?

  • http://howtoputnetflixonyour3ds kris

    what if you don’t have a criet card

  • im on a 3Ds- lawl god

    thx

  • denisio

    i looked for it but i found nothing can you give me more info like where exactly it is,thanks see ya

  • denisio

    oh yeah and i want greg boe to help me because he knows what he’s talking about

    • http://nintendocharged.com/author/greg-boe/ Greg Boe

      Are you looking for Netflix on your Nintendo 3DS? If you go to the Nintendo eShop and search Netflix you can find it easily, or just go to the apps category on the main menu. If you have any more questions I’ll be right here to answer them!

  • denisio

    im sorry but i meant at netflix.com ssssssssoooooooo sorry

  • denisio

    hey greg, want to be my friend?

    • http://nintendocharged.com/author/greg-boe/ Greg Boe

      Yes, I will be your friend! My Code is: 2922-0128-9770

  • denisio

    when you answer the friend question can you answer the other question too,thanks bye and see ya :)

  • denisio

    ill try and look for it but can you still answer my question please aand thnx bye see ya

  • denisio

    aw man i dont think greg likes me any more

    • http://nintendocharged.com/author/greg-boe/ Greg Boe

      To activate Netflix on your 3DS if you already have an account, just find the code that shows up when you launch the app on your 3DS, then type it in on your computer at this link. After that, you should be able to enjoy Netflix goodness on your Nintendo 3DS! If you need any more help, ask away!

  • denisio

    thanks and ill find my friend code

  • denisio

    my friend code is 3308-5648-6923 ok

  • denisio

    greg um i tried to find the box to enter the code but i couldn’t

    • denisio

      can you help me please

      • http://nintendocharged.com/author/greg-boe/ Greg Boe

        Just go to the Friends List on the Home Menu and once you’re there, there’s a little box that says “Register Friend” in the top-right corner. Just tap that, and select register via Internet. After that, you should be able to type in the code I gave you.

  • denisio

    thnx but i meant netflix soooooo sorry hope your not mad

    • denisio

      i meant netflix by ”the box” because i cannot seem to find it

  • http://nintendocharged.com/author/greg-boe/ Greg Boe

    Go under account settings on your Netflix account online, and there should be an option to Activate a new device for the service. I can’t provide the exact link, because I need to renew my subscription to Netflix first. And don’t worry man! This is my job, so it doesn’t bother me one bit :)

  • http://3ds themakos01

    my friend code is 4639-9039-7370

    • http://nintendocharged.com/author/greg-boe/ Greg Boe

      I’ve already put in your friend code, themakos01 :)

  • mads

    i can`t find netflx on eshop why?

  • http://Nintendocharged.com Brianna

    Hi Greg!! Can you be my friend. Heres my friend code : 3823-9306-6328 I already have your friend code so just plz add me. Thanks ;]

    • http://nintendocharged.com/author/greg-boe/ Greg Boe

      Hey Brianna! Sure I’ll be your friend! What online games do you own? I’d love to face you in some Street Fighter, Mario Kart, or Mario Tennis!

      • http://Nintendocharged.com Brianna

        Mario Kart7, Batman 2 Superhero DC, Zelda 4 Swords

      • Mercy

        I’ll play too!

  • http://Nintendocharged.com Brianna

    To others who wanna add me heres my friend code : 3823-9306-6328

    • Mercy

      Added!

  • http://Nintendocharged.com Brianna

    Hello?

    • http://nintendocharged.com/author/greg-boe/ Greg Boe

      Sorry for my slow responses. I’ve been working behind the scenes on stuff like our new video reviews and more, but will be faster on comments again now.

      Anyways, I’d love to race you in some Mario Kart 7! When are you usually online?

      • http://nintendocharged.com Brianna

        On the weekends for now because im a staff at a summer camp. Greg are you a computer?

  • 2ultima

    :D yo greg, im lovin the site, i subscribed and everything. you should guess who this is.

  • http://Nintendocharged.com 2ultima

    Greg guess who i am

  • http://nintendocharged.com Smexy B***

    -in sexy voice- So… Greg. You have a nice photo of yourself. I cant believe im saying this … Greg do you wanna go out? -kisses-

  • http://nintendocharged.com 2ultima

    greg this is awesome guess who i am

    • http://nintendocharged.com/author/greg-boe/ Greg Boe

      Um, this is obviously Tim, right?

      • http://nintendocharged.com Brianna

        reply to wat smexy bitch said its funny

  • http://nintendocharged.com 2ultima

    yo it is me :D

    • http://nintendocharged.com/author/greg-boe/ Greg Boe

      Hey man! How was Canada?

      • http://nintendocharged.com 2ultima

        It was great! :D I had a great time.

      • http://nintendocharged.com 2ultima

        you should reply to what smeaxy bi5ch sayeed

  • Purple Pikmin

    Who is Greg anyway?! Why does everyone mention him?

  • Adriel

    I went to the eshop and couldn’t find netflix, so I tried searching for it and it said there were 0 results.

  • http://cox.net Alex

    You rock

  • larissa

    greg what if you dont have a credit card

  • Nate D

    We have a netflix account but it is not found in the eshop. What’s the deal?

  • lolsmileyface

    yo help me

  • james braselton

    hi there yeah 3d netflix streaming 3d movies just started up

  • Emster

    how can I switch from one netflix account to a new one on the 3DS? it was on a friend’s account and now I would like the 3DS on my netflix account

  • Anonymous

    your dumb

  • jason

    dose it work on DSI

    • http://nintendocharged.com/author/greg-boe/ Greg Boe

      Unfortunately, no. Netflix is only on 3DS and Wii U.

  • Mercy

    My Friend code is
    0387-9713-5550
    My name is Mercy

  • thejayeagle

    i did not see a netflix and i relooked several times, i have an account but what good is it if i cant even search for netflix and get results!

    • Jacob W.

      It’s sitting right there under applications!!! Come on, man.. Not rocket science. Not to me at least..

  • sue

    neither can i

    • http://nintendocharged.com/ Greg Boe

      Hey sue, here’s a better step-by-step process for putting Netfilx on 3DS. Hope it helps!!

      1.Select the Nintendo eShop icon.

      2. In the Search box search for Netflix and select the highlighted Netflix application.

      3. Select the blue Tap Here to Download button.

      4. Select the blue Next button when alerted that the service is available in the US and Canada, and press Download.

      5. The top screen will display Thank you! once the download is complete.

      6. Select the HOME button on the device and then press the A button.

      7. Select the highlighted Netflix application twice to launch Netflix and press A to close the eShop.

      8.Launch Netflix from the 3DS home screen.

      9.Enter your Netflix email address and password.

      • angel

        what if when u type in netflix in the search box and it says nothing found??????

        • angel

          it says software unavailable it somehow was erased it used to be on here, how do i get it back

          • http://nintendocharged.com/ Greg Boe

            1. Go to Settings/Other
            2. Scroll down to “Your Downloads”
            3. Find the Netflix box, and tap “Redownload”

            Let me know if this helps!

          • angel

            there is no your downloads button to hit????

          • angel

            i figured it out the settings were set to Argentina not USA and there is no netflix i Argentina lol:)

          • http://nintendocharged.com/ Greg Boe

            Haha, THAT would do it! Sorry I couldn’t have been a better help!

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