Nintendo Switch Introduces Hulu As Its First Video Streaming App

11 November, 2017, 01:51 | Author: Jacqueline Daniels
  • Nintendo Switch Introduces Hulu As Its First Video Streaming App

Hulu is now downloadable from Nintendo's eShop on the Switch, although it is only available for people under specific requirements. 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. Now, the Nintendo Switch has quietly added Hulu as its first video streaming app, suggesting that more are probably on their way. This is despite the fact that the Nintendo Switch is a touchscreen device, and Hulu has used a touchscreen interface before.

The Hulu app for the Nintendo Switch, however, does not support touchscreen controls. The console's predecessor, Wii U, had streaming apps for Netflix, Hulu and YouTube.

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Modern video game consoles can do a lot more than just play games. Today, Nintendo made the announcement that Hulu would be the first major player in the field to bring its content to the Switch.

When the Nintendo Switch launched, it was one of the most bare-bone consoles ever. The proper sales figure for the Nintendo Switch a year from now would be very interesting to see. Presumably, other streaming services will get around to releasing apps on Switch sometime in the future.

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"We built the Nintendo Switch to be a world-class gaming device, meaning we want you first and foremost to play games on the system and have an incredibly fun experience", Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime told The Washington Post back in March. 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.

Square Enix and Nintendo are now enjoying a mutually beneficial relationship with Nintendo Switch. However, they're available in different packages.

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