You can now stream TV shows on the Nintendo Switch

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But today, eight months after its release, has the Switch gotten its first video streaming app. It was...until today! We are very proud to announce that Hulu is the first U.S. streaming entertainment service to debut on Nintendo Switch!

Nintendo didn't include a release date for the Hulu app in its email newsletter, but there's a decent chance that it will be available on the eShop in North America when the digital store updates at 12 PM ET.

Just like on other platforms, the Hulu app itself is a free download with a free trial available to new users. However, they also now offer the $39.99 Live TV plan that gets you access to all the networks that Irving mentioned in his statement above.

Recent reports suggest that the Nintendo Switch is on track to potentially overtake the Wii in terms of sales.

There has been plenty of notable absences on the Switch since it launched back in March, such as Nintendo's Virtual Console to mainstay media applications. Firstly, users will need to have a US-registered Switch account, which isn't too hard to do as the console itself is region-free - hurray!

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The first sign for this was the announcement of the spring 2018 release of Korg Gadget, a music production app, on the Nintendo Switch.

There is currently no news yet of the Switch gaining access to other video streaming services such as Netflix or YouTube, but now that the console has one video streaming service, more are sure to follow eventually.

Doom on Switch runs at 720p and a near-perfectly locked 30 frames per second, in both docked and undocked modes, rather than scaling performance up when docked like many Switch games. Stream Hulu's entire library, plus over 50 top Live and On Demand channels, including FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN, FX, NBCSN, FS1, History Channel and TNT.

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