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We all know that the Switch is a gaming platform first and foremost, but that hasn’t stopped people from realizing that the portable console is a great way to watch their favorite shows on the go. While there were no streaming services available on the platform when the Switch first launched, a scant few services have arrived on the platform since, starting with Hulu in North America in late 2017, later to be joined by YouTube and Funimation in 2018 and 2020, respectively.

Fans have shown interest in other streaming services coming to the platform – I still see calls for Netflix to show up on the hybrid console every now and then – but new services are definitely few and far between. That hasn’t stopped current services from expanding to new regions, though, as it was announced today that Hulu for Nintendo Switch is now available on the platform.



Hulu launched in Japan back in 2011, so it’s curious that they’re just now getting the service on Switch, nearly four years after it was available in North America. Hulu for Nintendo Switch offers seamless playback between devices, up to six individual Hulu profiles, including kids profiles, and the ability to use a Hulu with Live TV subscription. 


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As a lover of gaming and the written word, Jaxson currently fills his time not only with playing games, but also writing about them. Ready for anything, Jaxson’s passion for puzzle games, JRPGs, tough platformers, and whimsical indies helps him bring a well-rounded opinion to Nintendo Wire’s reporting.