U.S. first Streaming Entertainment Service, Hulu is coming to Nintendo Switch


In their latest "Nintendo Download" PR email blast, the company confirmed that Hulu will be coming soon to the eShop on Nintendo Switch. In that report, it unceremoniously reveals that Hulu will be going live on the Nintendo Switch eShop later today. Hulu said in a statement sent to Cord Cutters News. Hulu has both a general plan for $7.99 a month as well as a Live TV Plan for $39.99 a month, both of which will be honored on the Switch.

According to report, Nintendo has been discussing multiple video streaming services including Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon about streaming video services. Hulu is now available on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and more. Join our new Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

While some might argue that it's much simpler to just watch Hulu, Netflix and Amazon on your phone while on the go, the Switch does have its perks. Helu's release on the Switch might mean other streaming apps might be released for the Switch. The download is free, but users will need to have a Hulu subscription in order to access content. 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.

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Sadly, none of these applications have yet received love and attention on the Nintendo Switch, not to mention free services such as BBC iPlayer (although that does require a TV Licence).

It's a shame, because the Switch's hybrid nature makes it an ideal platform for streaming videos. If you use the Switch in console mode more though, you might want to look into getting it for another console, or better yet, PC. Likewise, the Switch now has a larger library of games than when it was first launched, which clearly reflects Nintendo's effort of putting games first.