Published: Fri, November 10, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

It's About Time the Nintendo Switch Got a Real Streaming Video App

It's About Time the Nintendo Switch Got a Real Streaming Video App

As with any other location for the service, you can download the app for free from the Switch eShop, and then sign in to use your paid subscription or sign up for a new one if you don't yet have one. In the first eight months of the console-handheld hybrid being out we have gotten some unbelievable Nintendo games, fun indie games, and now streaming services for when you're not in a gaming mood. There is even a Hulu Plus app available for the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U, so implementing it on the Switch seems like a natural move.

Players who want more out of their Nintendo Switch will finally get just that - today the popular streaming service Hulu was released on the handheld console, marking the Switch's first multimedia app to come since launch. Now Switch owners will be able to watch Hulu exclusives, such as the Emmy-winning The Handmaid's Tale, as well as shows catalogued only on Hulu, like the Emmy-winning This is Us, both at home or on the go.

The core Hulu service that only provides access to the content library costs $7.99 per month while Hulu with Live TV costs $39.99 per month. In our view, these are not differentiators. What differentiates us is the way you play with the Nintendo Switch and what you can play.

In terms of getting games on the console first, Nintendo has done an excellent job of getting that done in the Switch's first year.

It's a big week for Nintendo Switch eShop, with some huge third-party titles arriving on the platform.

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