Nintendo Switch adds Hulu to its library in the US

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After months of waiting, US-based Nintendo Switch owners can finally download the Hulu streaming app on the device. Nintendo has stated on multiple occasions since the launch of the Switch in March that streaming services would eventually come to the new console, but no detailed plans were ever discussed. The download is free, but users will need to have a Hulu subscription in order to access content. Hulu (with live TV) is the first United States streaming service to be released on the Switch.

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems.

Yes, while Hulu moves quite fast on the Switch (as zippy as on say, an iOS device), it's missing touch controls. Helu's release on the Switch might mean other streaming apps might be released for the Switch. The 3DS and Wii U had those apps.

In many ways you have to admire Nintendo's restraint here in prioritising the gaming experiences on the Nintendo Switch.

The Nintendo Switch is the ideal hardware for parents allowing children to enjoy video streaming apps though.

The Switch has been one of the Nintendo's best selling consoles to date. The only indication that it's coming are the mention of the app in the email to press and a now blank page on Nintendo's website. Stream Hulu's entire library, plus over 50 top Live and On Demand channels, including FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN, FX, NBCSN, FS1, History Channel and TNT.

Modern video game consoles can do a lot more than just play games.

We compared the Nintendo Switch version of Doom to the PC version on low and ultra settings.

This will be the first streaming service on the console and no doubt more will follow.