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Services for Nintendo’s Wii U have been phased out slowly since the release of the Nintendo Switch. Of course, these shutdowns have varied by country and have followed through with the announced “ending of service” dates. The Hulu app for Japanese Nintendo Wii U owners has broken this by suddenly shutting down three months ahead of schedule.

Noted and translated by Cheesemeister on Twitter, this decision was due to a playback error.


Since the app is shutting down in three months, combined with quarantine and work from home orders, there was a chance that the error wouldn’t be fixed before its out of service date. Hulu has posted a formal announcement about the closure on their Information page as well as details to cancel a Hulu subscription and a list of devices that can stream Hulu’s content.


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Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)