Nintendo Switch adds Hulu to its library in the US

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Hulu on Thursday became the first U.S. streaming service to debut on the hybrid console. While PS4, Xbox One and Wii U all featured streaming services, internet browsers and even news apps, the Switch was slow to embrace anything other than games.

The Switch's portability makes it a great candidate for streaming services.

Right now, Hulu is only available for USA customer, according to the official Nintendo page, but this could be the beginning for several other streaming apps coming to the handheld in the future.

Hulu is the first US streaming-video service to hit Nintendo Switch, which has sold 2.6 million units in the States in the first nine months of its release.

If you're new to Hulu, your base Hulu subscription fee will be $7.99/month for the Limited Commercials plan or $11.99/month for the No Commercials plan, or starting at $39.99/month for a Hulu with Live TV plan. Unlike Hulu, NetFlix has a much larger userbase worldwide instead of just North America.

The Nintendo Switch has proven itself to be a rather standout hybrid gaming console (and a breakout sales hit), which is able to be connected to a big screen TV or used on-the-go thanks to its integrated 6.2-inch display. We will put in the investment and develop for the platform.

It's fair to expect both Netflix and Amazon Instant Video to arrive in the future since the other consoles on the market have this feature. However, that's about to change now that the Switch is getting Hulu, sometime this week. More games are on the way in the form of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Wolfenstein 2 later this year and early into next year.