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Nintendo Switch is getting its first video streaming app with Hulu

11 November 2017

As part of the week's eShop download announcements, Nintendo has pushed forward the Hulu app, which is available for Switch owners in North America to download right now. Hulu subscribers who want to watch the service's programming can download Hulu from the Switch's built-in eShop. Nintendo's previous console, the Wii U, had access to Netflix, Hulu and Youtube, and Nintendo's biggest competitors, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, also have several video streaming services.

The Hulu app for the Nintendo Switch, however, does not support touchscreen controls.

Unfortunately, Hulu never truly made an appearance outside of the States, paving way for other video-streaming applications such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and in the UK, NOW TV to gain a foothold.

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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. While playing the hottest games like Super Mario Odyssey, you can quickly and easily take the traditional home console experience on the go. It does, however, set a good precedent for other more-worldwide services such as Netflix to come to the console soon. "And that will continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform". However, they're available in different packages.

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The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems.

While this is now just a prediction, the Nintendo Switch has been hugely successful since launching earlier this year.

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Nintendo Switch is getting its first video streaming app with Hulu