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Nintendo Switch's first streaming app is Hulu

Nintendo Switch's first streaming app is Hulu

The Nintendo Switch launch was one of the most bare-bones in recent memory - the system even lacked basic video streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, or YouTube (which the Wii, Wii U, and even 3DS had).

The Nintendo Switch Hulu app is now live from the Nintendo Eshop.

One small technical issue in the game at launch, seemingly exclusive to the Switch version, is that at times all game audio will cut to nearly total silence. Both can be trialled free of charge. This streaming service is still a great option for Switch users, however, with Hulu's entire streaming library and the option to add Live TV available for those using the app.

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

Good news, Nintendo Switch owners: you can now stream Hulu.

For a long time, Nintendo has been the joke among the arsenal of console gaming and entertainment. 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.

There's been little fanfare around the announcement - in fact, it was first revealed when Nintendo sent out its weekly "Nintendo Downloads" email and Hulu was spotted quite far down the list of upcoming apps. In our view, these are not differentiators.

When played on the handheld screen, Doom looks great, but occasionally smaller enemies in the distance can be a little harder to see, just due to their having been designed for a larger screen size. 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.

It's a shame, because the Switch's hybrid nature makes it an ideal platform for streaming videos. With Hulu following Japan's NicoNico service, this could all be about to change as the console begins to expand its ecosystem to include other on-demand services.

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