Nintendo announces collaborations with AT&T, Netflix
March 03, 2011
To help make the wireless features of Nintendo (NTDOY) 3DS as smooth as possible, Nintendo has collaborated with AT&T (T) to provide Nintendo 3DS owners with automatic and free access to more than 10,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots nationwide with the May system update. Nintendo's aim is to make getting connected easy for everyone, so people who opt in to the system's SpotPass service will tell their Nintendo 3DS systems to automatically connect to AT&T Hot Spots at restaurants, book stores, coffee shops and airports across the country. This summer, Nintendo 3DS will incorporate Netflix (NFLX) functionality. Netflix members who have an unlimited plan starting at $7.99 a month can access a broadband wireless Internet connection and instantly stream movies and TV shows directly to their Nintendo 3DS systems, similar to how the service is used on the Wii console.