Nintendo has announced the streaming service Hulu is officially coming to Nintendo Switch.
While it’s not technically the first video streaming app to hit the Switch, Hulu does mark the first service for North America. Launching today, November 9th, the app will be available to download in the eShop, but neither company has specified a time. Of course, Hulu is a free app but requires a subscription to use the service, starting at $7.99 per month.
Nintendo revealed Hulu’s addition through the latest “Nintendo Download,” while Hulu’s vice president of product Richard Irving expressed the company’s excitement over joining the Switch platform through a blog post. “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,” Irving said.
Despite Nintendo’s previous home consoles—Wii and Wii U—launching with several video streaming apps, the Switch was void of content outside of games. According to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé, the decision to leave out streaming services was by design to bring a focus to the games. However, the platform is expected to get more companies, like Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube, to join Hulu down the line.
Also joining the new batch of content coming soon to the Switch is Batman – The Telltale Series on November 14th. The first season of Telltale’s game comes in five separate episodes that previously debuted on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.