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Nintendo Switch Gets First Video Streaming Service, Hulu


In its weekly email newsletter highlighting upcoming releases, Nintendo revealed that Hulu will be the first streaming service to hit the Switch, and it will be available within the next week. Today, Nintendo made the announcement that Hulu would be the first major player in the field to bring its content to the Switch.

The app will be free to download and for new users there's a free trial period to take advantage of. The core service costs $8 United States dollars a month, while the Hulu with Live TV plan costs $40 USD a month.

Recent reports suggest that the Nintendo Switch is on track to potentially overtake the Wii in terms of sales.

According to report, Nintendo has been discussing multiple video streaming services including Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon about streaming video services.

The console is so popular that it could sell more in a year than Wii U sold in its entire lifetime.


The Switch's portability makes it a great candidate for streaming services.

In many ways you have to admire Nintendo's restraint here in prioritising the gaming experiences on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo promised steaming apps were coming eventually, but months have passed with no signs of them. Though Hulu is already available on cell phones, the Switch offers a much larger screen comparable to that of a smaller tablet.

The press release lists this URL as Switch's Hulu webpage, but the page was not yet working as of publication time.

Modern video game consoles can do a lot more than just play games.

Meanwhile, the launch comes after Nintendo earlier this year hinted that streaming apps were on the way for Switch. When other services like Netflix, Amazon and YouTube arrive, the Nintendo Switch will not only be a portable gaming console, but also a portable entertainment device.

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