Hulu is the first big streaming service coming to the Nintendo Switch
Nintendo’s gaming tablet is finally getting some streaming content. Today, the company revealed its first major media app will be Hulu, which will be available later today. The Switch version will be the full Hulu app, including the company’s live TV package and on-demand subscription service. With the release Hulu becomes the first major streaming service available on the Switch to users in the US.
It’s been a long time coming for Nintendo fans; since the Switch first launched in March, the focus has been almost entirely on games. The console did receive some streaming content with the launch of YouTube-like service Niconico in July, but it was exclusive to Japan. With the very important holiday season soon upon us, it makes sense that big-name services like Hulu are finally coming to the Switch — and hopefully the Netflix and YouTube aren’t far behind.
Update November 9th, 10:25AM ET: This article was updated with additional details from Hulu.