Nintendo 3DS Video Service Launched Today

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After many rumoured start dates, the Nintendo 3DS 3D video player is available to download from today via SpotPass.

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The Nintendo video application is available as a free download from the Nintendo eShop and will offer 3DS owners a selection of 3D (and 2D) clips from the genres of comedy, animation and music. The 3D content is uploaded to the hansdets via the SpotPass feature which automatically pulls content via a public wi-fi connection supported by one of Nintendo's partners. 

What 3D shows will be available on the 3DS video player? 

oscars oasis 300x141 Nintendo 3DS Video Service Launched TodayStraight away 3DS owners will be able to watch Oscar's Oasis, an animation series produced by TeamTO & TUBA  which is a show relatively unknown in the UK but broadcast throughout Europe.

3D specialist D4D has also produced a series of exclusive 3D episodes of Magic Tricks for the Nintendo 3DS and as reported earlier this year, Sky 3D and Eurosport 3D will be offering 3D content for the 3DS plus Aardman's exclusive Shaun the Sheep episodes will be available at the end of the year.

Nintendo has promised there will be more content to come in the near future including movie trailers and classic concerts – imagine that on the 3DS! Fuji TV have already launched a 3D video service on the 3DS in Japan featuring a selection of wrestling, trainspotting and news shorts. 

Getting the 3DS Video Player 

You can obtain the new Nintendo Video application only through Nintendo eShop. If you don't have access to Nintendo eShop yet, you need to apply a manual System Update through the System Settings on your Nintendo 3DS.

To perform the recommended system update, Nintendo 3DS users can start the “System Settings” from the Home Menu, select “Other Settings” and scroll the page right to select “System Update.”
On Nintendo eShop you will find Nintendo Video available to download immediately on the main menu screen. Once downloaded you can access the free Nintendo Video application from the Home Menu.  When you have access to a wireless internet connection, you will automatically receive videos which will be saved for a limited time on your Nintendo 3DS system. You can watch the videos repeatedly, until they are replaced by new content.