Nintendo Switch: Bringing Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu to The Table
Originally, when the system was first announced, Nintendo stated that they wouldn’t be bringing the ever popular streaming service Netflix to its console. Rather that it was only being considered for a “future update”. It didn’t stop at Netflix, but instead no media player or web browser was promised for the handheld console. That said, it seems like Nintendo is changing their mind rather quickly, if Nintendo Americas CEO Reggie Fils Aime’s interview with the Washington Post is anything to go by.
Nintendo stated during the interview that:
We’re talking to a range of companies about other services, companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon — things that will come in time. In our view, these are not differentiators. What differentiates us is the way you play with the Nintendo Switch and what you can play. And that will continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform.
This seems like a rather sudden addittion, though hardly ground breaking. As it stands, most devices support these streaming services. If anything, it was just odd that the Switch didn’t already. That said, one can only wonder if this action is being done due to the rather bad launch Nintendo has been suffering from. While the device itself is still deseriable, in my mind, it has been suffering from a variety of issues. This ranges from poor wi-fi capabilities, a poorly designed Nintendo account system, and even the inability to back up my save data. However, even with all that, I’m likely to still pick up the system as I’m a huge Nintendo fan – and will die with this ship likely.
Let us know in the comment’s on what you think of Nintendo’s decision to bring in Netflix and other streaming services.
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