Nintendo Switch Welcomes First Streaming Service For The Portable Console
The Nintendo Switch has proven to be a successful enterprise so far for Nintendo, with many praising its ease of use and simple methods for switching from portable gaming mode to docked play on a television. However, many have understood that this simplicity has come at the cost of not having additional apps other than games available for the console since launch. Nintendo has promised that popular video streaming apps such as Netflix would be coming to the Switch, but placed the delay on the streaming companies’ lack of development for the Switch. Today, the first Nintendo Switch video streaming service app has arrived for the device.
Nintendo has confirmed today on their official website that Hulu is now available for download through the eShop for Nintendo Switch owners. The streaming service best known for on demand access to the latest episodes of the biggest television shows can now be used by Switch users in both docked and portable modes. Hulu subscribers also have the option to use the service’s live TV functions including the ability to watch live streams of major league sports games, if the live TV services are a part of the user’s Hulu subscription package.
Many expected Hulu to eventually arrive to the Switch, given its previous appearances on the Nintendo Wii, Wii U and 3DS systems, but some might have been surprised that Netflix was not first. Now that Hulu has come to the Switch, the other popular streaming services – namely Netflix, Amazon Video and YouTube – will probably not be too far behind. What do you guys think about Hulu being the first Nintendo Switch Video Streaming app? Let us know in the comments below!
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