Nintendo Switch Finally Gets Its First Major Streaming App Today

Nintendo Downloads - November 9, 2017

Hulu is Nintendo's first video streaming app for the Switch

Now that some time has passed since the system's launch and Nintendo has proven software can sell on Switch, the addition of some strong apps could also push it as a viable alternative to tablets, as well! Of course, if you have a subscription to the service, all you have to do is log into the app with your credentials and you'll have the same access as you would on other devices.

Fils-Aime reiterated those thoughts to Kotaku last month, stating that video streaming services are going to come would come to Switch "in due time". Today, Nintendo made the announcement that Hulu would be the first major player in the field to bring its content to the Switch.

Hulu apps are already available for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. 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 service is available for $7.99 a month while the Hulu Live TV plan is available for $39.99 a month.

This will be the first streaming service on the console and no doubt more will follow. In our view, these are not differentiators.

As a guy who has had an absolute ball playing his Switch this year, I have to say Nintendo is delivering on every point this year.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. However, that's about to change now that the Switch is getting Hulu, sometime this week.

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

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