Hulu comes to Nintendo Switch eShop

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While Netflix has yet to make its way to the console, the Switch has finally got its first video-streaming application outside of Japan, as Hulu becomes available in the US.

The portable console's first official streaming service is Hulu, which brings not just its own original shows and movie library, and it's Live TV functionality too.

It's now been confirmed by Hulu that the app will be available to download later today on the Nintendo eShop. Once installed, Hulu subscribers will see the same interface that they are familiar with from other platforms, with the Lineup and Keep Watching lists on display.

Switch users will be able to take advantage of Hulu's standard subscription, which costs $7.99 a month, or its more robust offering with Live TV, priced at $39.99 a month. The 3DS and Wii U had those apps.

Hopefully this means release dates for the likes of Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer and Amazon Prime aren't far off.

Promotional picture for Hulu on Nintendo Switch. To them, I say, what about the promise of the Switch, where you can undock the device and walk around using it?

The Nintendo Switch is the ideal hardware for parents allowing children to enjoy video streaming apps though. The only indication that it's coming are the mention of the app in the email to press and a now blank page on Nintendo's website.

"We're talking to a range of companies about other services, companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon - things that will come in time", Fils-Aime told the Washington Post shortly after Switch launched.

"Thought Nintendo Switch was just for games?"

The Switch will receive the fully-fledged Hulu app which will include the company's live TV package and on-demand subscription service.

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