Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video Should “Come in Time” to the Switch

Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video Should “Come in Time” to the Switch

The Nintendo Switch is out, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is breaking records, but if you like to use your video game consoles for other types of media as well, you might be a little disappointed so far. Don’t worry, however. Those features should come eventually.

In a new interview with The Washington Post, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé addressed some criticisms of the Nintendo Switch, including its current lack of video streaming services. He described services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video as “things that will come in time.” Nintendo wants to focus on games and gameplay before moving on to services such as those.

Of course, that might cause some skepticism due to the Switch’s small launch lineup, but Reggie addressed that concern as well and said they’ve chosen “a steady cadence of great games” over a large number of titles available at launch. He reiterated that the games available, along with the ability to take the Switch on-the-go, are what will make the Switch stand out from its competitors.


With any luck, this means we can look forward to a strong lineup of Nintendo Switch game announcements in the months ahead!

Are you looking forward to video streaming services on the Nintendo Switch? Do you prefer to use your console exclusively for gaming? Let us know in the comments.

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1 Comment

  1. makes sense. will be just an extra nice feature. The whole platform is something Nintendo is going to build upon for the current Switch hardware and future.

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