Nintendo 3DS Getting Hulu Plus & 3D Video Recording Next Month

A few days ago we let you know that popular streaming service Netflix had extended support to tablets powered by Google’s Android ‘Honeycomb’. This is all fine and dandy for those who already have such a tablet but seeing how they usually retail for well over $400 they might be a bit out of range for many consumer. But fret not as there are many other budget friendly solutions to streaming your media on the go.

Owners of the Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo’s most unsuccessful handheld launch in recently memory) will be happy to hear that they are finally getting some love. Big N has let us in on their future plans for the portable console and we definitely like what we hear. First and foremost, owners will finally be able to take full advantage of the 3D camera thanks to a firmware update that gives it video recording capabilities. Secondly, Nintendo has also said that this firmware update will be bringing with it Hulu Plus. Of course, to take advantage of this app you will have to fork over $7.99 a month. While Hulu Plus is no Netflix, subscribers of the service do get access to more content than regular Hulu users including 70+ Hulu Plus-only shows and a more complete array of episodes from various shows.

In terms of a release date for the 3DS’ new firmware Nintendo has said it will be out sometime towards the end of November. However, while this firmware update will turn the device into a 3D camcorder, we aren’t positive whether or not Hulu Plus will drop at the same time or a later date. We’ll get to the bottom of it and let you know.