The Nintendo Switch received its first streaming app today. Hulu has made its way to the portable console before any other big hitters such as Netflix and HBO Go.
The app will be available for download on the eShop once the updates go out. Hulu is of course, free to download. For those who already have an account, you can download the streaming app, log in, and begin your binge-watching. If you are not a member, you can download the app to start a free trial.
Plans include the Limited Commercial plan which is $5.99 while the No Commercials plan starts out at $11.99. There is one another plan available that includes Live TV. This plan is substantially more expensive than the others at $39.99.
No word yet on when other big streaming services will make their way to the Nintendo Switch. The lack of these online features and many others have been a major concern for the Switch’s future. Earlier this year, the President of Nintendo America, Reggie Fils-Aime stated,
“We’re talking to a range of companies about other services, companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon — things that will come in time. In our view, these are not differentiators. What differentiates us is the way you play with the Nintendo Switch and what you can play. And that will continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform.”
Until then, we will have to stick to our other devices for streaming services not on the Switch yet. While Netflix has bombarded its users with originals, Hulu is beginning to pick up the pace for its own service. Shows like Future Man and The Handmaid’s Tale are picking up traction for the growing streaming service.
Will you be using the Hulu app on the Nintendo Switch or are you waiting for another app to make its way to the console? Let us know down in the comments!