Hulu and Nintendo bring streaming service to the Switch


With the recent success of the Switch, Hulu and Nintendo are looking to capitalize by bringing the U.S. only streaming service to the new console. Today, Nintendo made the announcement that Hulu would be the first major player in the field to bring its content to the Switch. Switch owners won’t just have access to their saved TV shows and on-demand programming, but the streaming service will also bring its live TV component to the console.

Since its debut, the Switch has focused primarily on games, in wake of the underwhelming sales and life the Wii successor, the Wii U had. 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.

For those interested in using the service, you should start seeing the ability to add it to your Switch starting today. With it, you’ll see Hulu’s usual offering of a trial period. Just create an account and you’ll have access to all Hulu has to offer. 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.

With any subscription, you’ll enjoy features that help you customize how you watch.

  • A reimagined TV experience that adjusts to your tastes every time you use Hulu.
  • Up to 6 personalized profiles to enjoy separate collections of shows, movies, networks, and more.
  • My Stuff to keep track of shows, networks, and movies for quick access across your devices.
  • Fliptray for recommendations on what to watch next.

With a Hulu with Live TV subscription, you’ll have access to additional features including:

  • Record Live TV with your Cloud DVR to watch your favorites anytime.
  • Watch concurrent streams on multiple devices.
  • Track and record games from your favorite teams with My Teams.

As the holiday season edges closer, the addition of streaming should make the console more appealing. 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. As per usual, only time will tell when it comes to them.

Are you the proud owner of a Nintendo Switch? Will you be downloading Hulu to it? Let us know in the comment’s section down below or on any of our social media pages.

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