Hulu Plus hits Wii, 3DS this year
TV on-demand service coming soon to Nintendo platforms; handheld adding 3D video recording feature with November system update.
Nintendo is expanding the video-on-demand offerings of its primary platforms, as today the company confirmed that Hulu Plus will be made available on the Wii and 3DS by the end of this year. Additionally, the Mario maker confirmed that it would be adding 3D video recording functionality to the 3DS next month.
Nintendo will enable 3D video recording on its latest handheld with a November system update. Once their systems are properly updated, users will be able to capture up to 10 minutes of footage to be displayed on the glasses-free 3D handheld, as well as make their own 3D stop-motion animations. Nintendo is also using the system update to introduce new puzzles and dungeons for the system's built-in StreetPass-centric Mii Plaza and Find Mii minigames, respectively.
Already available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Hulu Plus is a subscription-based service that lets users stream TV episodes from networks like Fox, ABC, NBC, Comedy Central, MTV, and more. It also features a selection of films. The service costs $7.99 a month and includes "limited" advertising in programs.