Hulu Is on the Nintendo Switch

Hulu Is on the Nintendo Switch

Streaming apps like Hulu and Netflix have been conspicuously absent from Nintendo's hybrid home/portable console since its March 3 launch, but Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime has previously hinted that they would eventually arrive on the console.

The best part about all of this is that it's available to download right now, completely free of charge, from the Nintendo Switch's eShop.

The Switch's portability makes it a great candidate for streaming services. Hulu confirmed today that it's the first major USA streaming entertainment service to launch an app for Nintendo Switch. 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. Beginning later today, Hulu subscribers will now be able to use their Nintendo Switch to stream all of their favorite TV whether they're at home or on the go.

However, the arrival of Hulu could open the floodgates for other streaming services to seek their place at the table. With Hulu and Nintendo getting the service out, here's hoping that we see other big services, such as Netflix, Spotify, and HBO (to name a few), join Hulu sooner rather than later. While the Switch's screen isn't the highest resolution at 720p, the 6.2-inch display is larger than that on most phones. And that will continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform. More games are on the way in the form of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Wolfenstein 2 later this year and early into next year.

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