Hulu Launches on Nintendo Switch


Nintendo's previous console, the Wii U, had access to Netflix, Hulu and Youtube, and Nintendo's biggest competitors, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, also have several video streaming services.

It's taken a while, but the Nintendo Switch is finally getting its first video streaming app: Hulu.

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.

Given its hybrid nature, the Switch is an excellent console for streaming films and TV shows and it's a feature that's been highly requested since the console's launch.

The on-demand service as well as the live TV option will be available to Switch owners when Hulu lands later on Thursday. Join our new Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

Oddly, neither Nintendo nor Hulu have said anything about the arrival of Hulu on Switch yet.

Doom on Switch runs at 720p and a near-perfectly locked 30 frames per second, in both docked and undocked modes, rather than scaling performance up when docked like many Switch games.

Fils-Aime went on to say that Nintendo does not view streaming services on the Switch as "differentiators". Of course, if you have a subscription to the service, all you have to do is log into the app with your credentials and you'll have the same access as you would on other devices. As it debuted in March, that's roughly eight months that Nintendo has had to iron out any kinks that may have been hiding in the console. Hulu on Nintendo Switch is now available for download.

With Hulu now officially available on the Switch, Nintendo appears to be ready to start offering video streaming services.

Apps like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Spotify, and HBO GO, which have always been available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, have yet to make an appearance in the eShop, Nintendo's digital store.