Nintendo Switch is getting its first video streaming app with Hulu

Nintendo Switch is getting its first video streaming app with Hulu

Nintendo has announced that Hulu will be the first streaming service on Nintendo Switch, and the app is set for release later today! The Hulu app is expected to go live along with the rest of the eShop updates later today. The download is free, but users will need to have a Hulu subscription in order to access content.

If you're new to Hulu, your base Hulu subscription fee will be $7.99/month for the Limited Commercials plan or $11.99/month for the No Commercials plan, or starting at $39.99/month for a Hulu with Live TV plan.

Hulu is now available for the Nintendo Switch.

Since it launched the Switch console this spring, Nintendo has focused exclusively on gaming experiences, swerving the recent trend of consoles being all-in-one media consumption hubs.

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.

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Since its debut, the Switch has focused primarily on games, in wake of the underwhelming sales and life the Wii successor, the Wii U had.

"We built the Nintendo Switch to be a world-class gaming device, meaning we want you first and foremost to play games on the system and have an incredibly fun experience", Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime told The Washington Post back in March. It was launched as a gaming-first device, but other kinds of apps are now coming to the hybrid console.

The Nintendo Switch is the ideal hardware for parents allowing children to enjoy video streaming apps though. It is the first major streaming service to be made available in the USA, as the YouTube-like app called Niconico was only exclusive released for Japan users.

At $59.99 Doom for the Nintendo Switch is somewhat baffling. The only indication that it's coming are the mention of the app in the email to press and a now blank page on Nintendo's website. When the Switch console was first released, many seemed confused why it didn't support any video streaming apps.

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