Hulu Comes To Nintendo Switch Today

Nintendo Switch is getting its first video streaming app with Hulu

In its weekly email newsletter highlighting upcoming releases, Nintendo revealed that Hulu will be the first streaming service to hit the Switch, and it will be available within the next week.

Hulu is now downloadable from Nintendo's eShop on the Switch, although it is only available for people under specific requirements.

It's now been confirmed by Hulu that the app will be available to download later today on the Nintendo eShop.

The app will be free to download and for new users there's a free trial period to take advantage of. 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.

There has been plenty of notable absences on the Switch since it launched back in March, such as Nintendo's Virtual Console to mainstay media applications. The 3DS and Wii U had those apps.

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Developed by id Software in conjunction with Panic Button, DOOM on Nintendo Switch includes the award-winning 2016 first-person shooter plus all of the game's multiplayer DLC and Arcade Mode.

It looks like the Switch is coming at the center of entertainment with few more apps like Netflix and Amazon.

Fils-Aime reiterated those thoughts to Kotaku last month, stating that video streaming services are going to come would come to Switch "in due time". What differentiates us is the way you play with the Nintendo Switch and what you can play. Hulu has a vast library of TV shows and movies, plus live and On Demand channels like Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, and more.

Modern video game consoles can do a lot more than just play games. There is still no word as to when the other big streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon plan to get onto the Switch, if at all.

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