Nintendo Switch: Hulu Is Console's First Streaming Service


When the Nintendo Switch was first released, many questioned why the console wasn't accompanied by some sort of media streaming app, due to its portable nature. Today (November 9), however, Nintendo takes a step in the right direction as the Switch gains access to its first video streaming service. The Wii had Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix, while the WiiU added YouTube and the anime-centric Crunchyroll. Over the years, there were two extremes (high end and low-end games) but with the release of Nintendo Switch, developers can offer a mid-tier experience to the players as well.

Young Horses has announced that Octodad is now available for you to purchase and download for the Nintendo Switch console.

The official page for the Hulu app on Nintendo Switch is now down, but once the eShop refreshes you should be able to see it. Well, at least as far as Hulu subscribers go.

Unfortunately, Hulu never truly made an appearance outside of the States, paving way for other video-streaming applications such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and in the UK, NOW TV to gain a foothold.

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. 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. The new iPhone X for example has a screen that measures 5.8 inches. It is super fuckin sweet, you guys!