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Nintendo Switch is finally getting video apps, starting with Hulu

Nintendo Switch is finally getting video apps, starting with Hulu”

Providing this isn't an error on Nintendo's part (and the page on Nintendo.com suggests it isn't), Hulu will plug one of the only major holes in the Switch ecosystem. Luckily, things are going to change as of today, as Hulu has now announced that its app will be available for the console.

Just like on other platforms, the Hulu app itself is a free download with a free trial available to new users.

Nintendo's Switch console can finally stream TV shows and movies, and it works like a charm.

The next time you start up your Switch, you'll be able to download Hulu directly from the Nintendo eShop and immediately dive into the new, deeply personalized Hulu experience. Hulu is now available on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and more. So far, we have not heard a peep about YouTube or Netflix coming to Switch, but today Nintendo slipped us a tiny morsel of hope. 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. Although the company's largest audience is older Millennials (25-34), the streaming service pulls a higher percentage of young millennial subscribers (18-24) than Netflix and Amazon, and its current strategy seems to be focused on continuing to attract this growing demographic.

It's fair to expect both Netflix and Amazon Instant Video to arrive in the future since the other consoles on the market have this feature.

That's nice, but the real story here is the fact that the Nintendo Switch will offer any streaming service.



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