One of the most common complaints the Nintendo Switch has received since its launch earlier this year is its lack of video streaming services. 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. Today (November 9), however, Nintendo takes a step in the right direction as the Switch gains access to its first video streaming service.
It was announced today that Hulu is the Switch’s first video streaming service, becoming available for Switch owners to download from the eShop today. 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. 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.
There is currently no news yet of the Switch gaining access to other video streaming services such as Netflix or YouTube, but now that the console has one video streaming service, more are sure to follow eventually.