Starting later on Thursday, Hulu subscribers can use the Nintendo Switch to stream both live TV and VOD-only plans. "You'll be able to enjoy both our traditional on-demand subscription as well as our Hulu with Live TV plan and watch live and on-demand programming from more than 50 of the top news, sports and entertainment channels including all five of the major US broadcast networks, ESPN, Fox Sports, CNN, FX, Bravo, TNT, A&E and more". To add live-streaming programming to the subscription, users pay $40 per month for all Hulu content.
Providing this isn't an error on Nintendo's part (and the page on Nintendo.com suggests it isn't), Hulu will plug one of the only major holes in the Switch ecosystem.
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Since it launched the Switch console this spring, Nintendo has focused exclusively on gaming experiences, swerving the recent trend of consoles being all-in-one media consumption hubs.
As distracting as the Switch's odd hyper depth-of-field look can be, it does have one significant advantage over any other version: it's portable. It's Hulu, and Switch owners can download it now. Ever since its release in March, the Nintendo Switch has been little more than a game-playing machine. What differentiates us is the way you play with the Nintendo Switch and what you can play. Nintendo promised steaming apps were coming eventually, but months have passed with no signs of them. Hulu is now available on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and more. When the Switch console was first released, many seemed confused why it didn't support any video streaming apps.
Apps like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Spotify, and HBO GO, which have always been available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, have yet to make an appearance in the eShop, Nintendo's digital store.