"We are very proud to announce that Hulu is the first USA streaming entertainment service to debut on Nintendo Switch", Hulu's vice president of product Richard Irving said in his blog post yesterday. The Hulu app is expected to go live along with the rest of the eShop updates later today.
The app will be free to download and for new users there's a free trial period to take advantage of. A Hulu Live TV plan will also be offered for those who would like to watch their shows as they air on the different networks that are supported by the streaming service. A decent suite of streaming options is no doubt on its way to the Switch, starting with Hulu. No word yet on when Nintendo fans from Europe and other regions can start streaming on their Switches.
The console is so popular that it could sell more in a year than Wii U sold in its entire lifetime.
Hopefully this means release dates for the likes of Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer and Amazon Prime aren't far off.
The Nintendo Switch is the ideal hardware for parents allowing children to enjoy video streaming apps though.
Is Nintendo Switch Netflix Coming Next?
More than eight months after launch, the Nintendo Switch is finally getting a bit of functionality that both of its predecessors had and both of its immediate competitors have had since launching in 2013.
"Thought Nintendo Switch was just for games?" Hulu is now available on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and more.