Hulu comes to Nintendo Switch eShop

Posted November 10, 2017

In the latest Nintendo Download email, the company revealed that the official Hulu app will be released via the Switch's eShop later this week. A few hours later, the news was officially unveiled by the Vice President of Products at Hulu, Richard Irving, in a blog post on the website. Players of Switch can expect full support from the publisher of Deus Ex, Final Fantasy, and many other games. While I was plenty happy to have the hybrid console be a dedicated gaming machine, more than a few people were a little upset that they couldn't stream Netflix or Hulu to the device. The old Nintendo Wii and Wii U consoles also had streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube.

Those of you wishing you could watch your favorite shows while on the go with your Nintendo Switch are in for a treat as today (out of nowhere) Hulu has become available to download on the Switch's eShop.

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Hulu marks the first streaming app to come to the Nintendo Switch. The console's portable design seemed to make it a natural fit for such services. Instead, they preferred to focus on the console's video game offerings. While PS4, Xbox One and Wii U all featured streaming services, internet browsers and even news apps, the Switch was slow to embrace anything other than games. That's not to mention the fact that we still have seen neither hide nor hair of Crunchyroll on the Switch, which is an absolute necessity for the exuberant crossover fanbase that enjoys both Nintendo and anime.