Nintendo Switch is finally getting video streaming services, and Hulu is first

  • Nintendo’s newest console, the Switch, is getting its first video streaming service.
  • The first service to arrive is Hulu, and it could mean that Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, and others are coming next.

Nintendo’s hot new game console, the Switch, is finally getting a video-streaming service: Hulu.

The service is the first video-streaming service to head to Nintendo’s Switch, which launched in March. Similar services from Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, and others still haven’t come to the Switch.

Though the console is capable of powering streaming services like Netflix and YouTube, those services have been bizarrely absent from the console — until now, that is. Nintendo’s previously said that the Switch is a “gaming device first,” but that streaming video services weren’t off the table.

Netflix on Xbox OneMicrosoftNetflix on Xbox One is a standard of the console, and has been for years.

The Switch is a perfect fit for streaming services. The console can be docked and played on a television, or taken in handheld mode as a portable console. The screen size and portable factor make it a great device for watching video wherever you want.

It’s unclear which day Hulu is launching this week — the app didn’t appear in the Switch’s digital storefront, the Nintendo eShop, as of Thursday morning.

We reached out to Hulu for further comment.

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