Hulu and Nintendo bring streaming service to the Switch

Nintendo Downloads - November 9, 2017

With Hulu being the first, we can only assume that many other streaming services will eventually land on the console. Here's a big one: Nintendo's console / handheld hybrid finally has a media streaming service. Like with the 3DS and Wii U, the Hulu app on the Switch is available for free.

In the latest Nintendo Download email, the company revealed that the official Hulu app will be released via the Switch's eShop later this week. Nintendo has announced the USA cord cutting service Hulu will be the first major streaming service to land on the Switch. In the first eight months of the console-handheld hybrid being out we have gotten some incredible Nintendo games, fun indie games, and now streaming services for when you're not in a gaming mood. 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.

The core Hulu service that only provides access to the content library costs $7.99 per month while Hulu with Live TV costs $39.99 per month.

In many ways you have to admire Nintendo's restraint here in prioritising the gaming experiences on the Nintendo Switch.

Square Enix believes that Switch has created a new space for video games. And that will continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform. We've seen a variety of strong first-party titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey with some peppering of third-party titles like DOOM, Street Fighter II and Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.

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