Throw this in the “unexpected” category, please. Anyway, I just published the Nintendo Download Report for November 9, 2017, and there was something new in there. That new piece of software is Hulu!
Hulu for Nintendo Switch
Hulu was listed as one of the new “games” coming to Switch today, and even put up an official link. The link is broken, but the report doesn’t lie!
Hulu vice president of product, Richard Irving also took to the company’s blog to make this announcement:
We are very proud to announce that Hulu is the first US streaming entertainment service to debut on Nintendo Switch! Beginning later today, Hulu subscribers will now be able to use their Nintendo Switch to stream all of their favorite TV whether they’re at home or on the go.
The next time you start up your Switch, you’ll be able to download Hulu directly from the Nintendo eShop and immediately dive into the new, deeply personalized Hulu experience. 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 U.S. broadcast networks, ESPN, Fox Sports, CNN, FX, Bravo, TNT, A&E and more.
I guess this means that we’ll be getting video streaming services on the Switch sooner than expected. Nintendo mentioned in the past that they’d be coming, but never gave us more information than that. I guess they’ve come sooner than expected. All that’s left is for them to give me Netflix and Crunchyroll.
Update: The post has now been updated with official comments from Hulu
Source: Nintendo PR