Rumor: YouTube App May Be Coming To Nintendo Switch

The streaming video options on Nintendo Switch right now include Hulu, and… Hulu. Not even Netflix (yet, anyway). That could change soon. Rumor has it a YouTube app is on the way to the console. This is a rumor, but it is logical that it would come to the console quickly.

Forum-goers on ResetEra say they’re getting suggestions for a YouTube app when they search Nintendo’s website for games. There is no product page for such an app, but the logo and the suggestion lead many to think something is afoot soon.

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Europe has seen something similar, too. The French website NintendHome (via Engadget) said users there were also seeing the YouTube app suggestions.

The Nintendo Switch had zero streaming apps or options when it launched in March 2017. There are great reasons for it. After the dismal (even disasterous) launch and performance of the Wii U, companies weren’t having it. Of course, it has exploded and is selling off the shelves. Companies will start moving on getting their app on those devices.

YouTube would be working hard to make an app for the console quickly. The surprise is that Hulu beat them to the punch. Once Nintendo starts showing off those killer sales number, more apps will start coming to the handheld. You will even see a GrubHub app there in no time.

You can be certain that we will see a Netflix app coming shortly after the launch of YouTube. That is a wireless opportunity they can’t sleep on.

Hulu then launched for Nintendo Switch roughly one year ago in November 2017. In January, the furthest Netflix would go about Nintendo plans was to say the company was “still exploring the opportunity” and talking with Nintendo about it. A third streaming service, Niconico, is available only in Japan.

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