Hulu the first streaming service available on Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo Switch is getting its first video streaming app with Hulu

Hulu is the first USA streaming-video service to hit Nintendo Switch, which has sold 2.6 million units in the States in the first nine months of its release.

The Hulu app is part of list of new releases for Nintendo's Switch console eShop available today. "Beginning later today, Hulu subscribers can now use their Nintendo Switch to stream all of their favorite TV whether they're at home or on the go".

If you're new to the service, you can get a free trial before paying the $7.99 monthly subscription fee for the Limited Commercials plan or $11.99 for the No Commercials plan.

Hulu is now available for the Nintendo Switch.

Many saw that the Nintendo Switch was a flawless game console for video streaming services since it's pretty much like a tablet. The 3DS and Wii U had those apps.

Reactions on Twitter indicate many people are hoping Netflix will be next to arrive on Switch.

Fils-Aime went on to say that Nintendo does not view streaming services on the Switch as "differentiators". Helu's release on the Switch might mean other streaming apps might be released for the Switch. Kids on the Nintendo Switch will not accidentally make calls and send messages, and because of the lack of an internet browser, they will not be able to access anything beyond games and Hulu. This was why the focus at first was exclusively on Nintendo Switch games.

More than eight months after launch, the Nintendo Switch is finally getting a bit of functionality that both of its predecessors had and both of its immediate competitors have had since launching in 2013.

Perhaps we'll see the arrival of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in the coming months, followed by more on-demand apps?

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