Hulu and Nintendo bring streaming service to the Switch


Switch owners will be able to watch on demand in Hulu or watch Hulu live TV.

Bethesda's 2016 Doom, originally developed for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, releases today on Nintendo's hybrid handheld Nintendo Switch. While Nintendo did not state that such services would never be available, they did deflect questions regarding streaming apps on the Nintendo Switch. It is really shaping up to be the flawless travel companion, with the option to play games while in transit and presenting many more entertainment options once in the hotel room.

It's taken a while, but the Nintendo Switch is finally getting its first video streaming app: Hulu. When the Switch was launched, some criticized Nintendo for not offering access to streaming services like Hulu and Netflix.

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The free app can now be downloaded from the eShop and will only require a subscription to the service itself. However, Nintendo made it clear that its intention with the Switch was to have games be at the forefront of the console.

This will be the very first video streaming app on the Nintendo Switch, though it'll only be available for North American users as Hulu is a US-based service.

For more on the Nintendo Switch, keep it locked on Mammoth Gamers. If you can get used to the controls, it will be a fun experience for you. With Hulu following Japan's NicoNico service, this could all be about to change as the console begins to expand its ecosystem to include other on-demand services. As it debuted in March, that's roughly eight months that Nintendo has had to iron out any kinks that may have been hiding in the console. However, they're available in different packages. It was important for Nintendo to establish the system early on as a viable platform for gaming in order to compete with other consoles.