Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime Talks Netflix On Demand For The Nintendo Switch
It is no secret that Nintendo’s latest console is selling like crazy. With the Nintendo Switch’s latest update bringing features such as video capture and GameCube controller support, fans are still left wondering if and when services such as Netflix and other video on-demand apps will be coming to Switch. Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime has those answers, sort of.
In a recent interview, Nintendo of America’s president Reggie Fils-Aime talked about what’s in store for the company’s latest console/handheld hybrid entertainment system. Among other things, the president was asked about the addition of video on-demand services such as Netflix. According to Fils-Aime, such apps and services “are going to come in due time.” He went on to include that Nintendo is ready, but the companies like Netflix and Hulu have yet to complete their Switch compatible apps. When asked about Netflix specifically, the president replied: “You’d have to ask the folks at Netflix. I have [Netflix CEO] Reed [Hasting]’s number.”
By the way Fils-Aime makes it sound, Nintendo is open to including video on-demand services for the Switch. However, it is up to those companies that provide the services to build and release the applications to run them on the console. It may not answer the question of when Switch owners will be able to use such apps, but at least we know that Nintendo is supportive of the current cable-cutting television and movie services that are so dominate in the world today.
No time frame has been given as to when any of the video-on-demand companies plan to develop the required applications, but rest assured that Don’t Feed the Gamers will update as more news develops. Do you think Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime should get on board with providing apps for the Nintendo Switch? Are you a fan of Reggie Fils-Aime? Do you think he’s led the company in the right direction over the last few years? Let us know in the comments section below. Be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to stay up to date on the hottest news in gaming and entertainment via our 24/7 live news feed.
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