Care to see a former Disney star shuck her wholesome image through the wonders of improv (and sheer tops) from the comfort of your 3DS or 2DS? Today, that questionable privilege is entirely possible, as Nintendo's made Hulu Plus available for download from the eShop, along with a one-week free trial lure for new subs. A subscription to the streaming service's $7.99/mo premium tier will let gamers enjoy the same level of access they'd get elsewhere -- which just means Hulu Plus on a wider selection of screens, not ad-free primetime content. That said, "commercial-free kids programming" does exist on the service, which is where you'll want to direct the kiddos that form the bulk of the 3DS' user base. Alternatively, you can also fire up past episodes of SNL to shatter any illusions they (and you) may have of wholesome, tweener idols. Go ahead... we're silently judging you anyway.
Nintendo News: Hulu Plus Now Available on the Nintendo 3DS Family of Systems
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- There is a new addition to the entertainment options on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Starting today, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS owners can instantly stream current-season TV shows, hit movies, clips and premium commercial-free kids programming on their hand-held systems with the new Hulu Plus application for Nintendo 3DS. Existing subscribers now have instant access to their Hulu Plus accounts on their Nintendo hand-held systems, while new subscribers can enjoy a one-week free trial.
Users who have a wireless broadband Internet connection can visit the Nintendo eShop to download Hulu Plus. The application will allow users to navigate using the touch screen and view thousands of television shows and movies on the go*. It also brings some of the best TV shows for children – including a larger selection of Jim Henson Family titles than any other video subscription service – to the platform through the Hulu Kids hub.
Hulu Plus is yet another entertainment option on Nintendo 3DS. In addition to multiple video services like Nintendo Video and social-sharing applications like StreetPass Mii Plaza and Swapnote, users can play the entire library of more than 2,000 Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games. Nintendo 3DS also features an extensive selection of downloadable software in the Nintendo eShop, including games, videos and applications.
All of these games and features – including Hulu Plus – can be viewed in 2D on the new Nintendo 2DS system. Nintendo 2DS is designed specifically for anyone looking for an entry point into the exciting world of Nintendo hand-held games.
Remember that Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds. For more information on Hulu Plus and to become a subscriber, please visit www.huluplus.com/3ds.
*Streaming video requires a constant wireless broadband Internet connection.