Nintendo Switch gets first major streaming app

Leigh Mccormick
November 11, 2017

All other consoles (even other Nintendo consoles) have video streaming apps, but for an unknown reason the Switch didn't have any streaming apps, Hulu is Switch first streaming app in the USA.

Now Nintendo Switch is finally getting a video streaming service, Nintendo revealed today.

The Hulu app for the Nintendo Switch was spotted on Nintendo's weekly press release, which details information on new and upcoming games.

The on-demand service is available from $7.99 a month, while the live TV option is $40.

Once the Hulu app is downloaded on the fans' respective Nintendo Switch consoles, they will be able to have access to over 50 top channels in the country. Join our new Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

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Promotional picture for Hulu on Nintendo Switch.

Sadly, none of these applications have yet received love and attention on the Nintendo Switch, not to mention free services such as BBC iPlayer (although that does require a TV Licence). Kids on the Nintendo Switch will not accidentally make calls and send messages, and because of the lack of an internet browser, they will not be able to access anything beyond games and Hulu.

Hopefully this means release dates for the likes of Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer and Amazon Prime aren't far off. With Hulu following Japan's NicoNico service, this could all be about to change as the console begins to expand its ecosystem to include other on-demand services. Likewise, the Switch now has a larger library of games than when it was first launched, which clearly reflects Nintendo's effort of putting games first.

Bethesda's 2016 Doom, originally developed for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, releases today on Nintendo's hybrid handheld Nintendo Switch.

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