For a long time, Nintendo has been the joke among the arsenal of console gaming and entertainment. But the new Nintendo Switch seems to be rising in popularity with incredible sales, more major developers showing an interest in developing for the console, and now Hulu is announcing that it will also be coming to the Switch.
In a blog post, the vice president of product Richard Irving confirmed that the app is now live.
“We are very proud to announce that Hulu is the first US streaming entertainment service to debut on Nintendo Switch!” Irving said. “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.
He continues by saying,
“The next time you start up your Switch, you’ll be able to download Hulu directly from the Nintendo eShop and immediately dive into the new, deeply personalized Hulu experience. You’ll be able to enjoy both our traditional on-demand subscription as well as our Hulu with Live TV plan and watch live and on-demand programming from more than 50 of the top news, sports and entertainment channels including all five of the major U.S. broadcast networks, ESPN, Fox Sports, CNN, FX, Bravo, TNT, A&E and more.”
This will be the first streaming service on the console and no doubt more will follow. The old Nintendo Wii and Wii U consoles also had streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube.
The service have undoubtedly made this move to continue their growth in popularity in the United States. It’s worth noting however that if you do not live in the United States, you will not have access to the streaming app.
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