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Nintendo confirms it’s working on bringing Amazon, Hulu and Netflix to the Switch

by Josh Levenson | March 8, 2017March 8, 2017 10:15 am PDT

Rest assured, Nintendo Switch owners — compatibility for third-party streaming applications, including Amazon Instant Video, Hulu and Netflix is on the way, though we don’t know exactly when they’ll arrive.

“We’re talking to a range of companies about other services, companies like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon — things that will come in time,” Nintendo America’s chief operating officer, Reggie Fils-Aime, told The Washington Post on Wednesday.

“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.”

The absence of non-gaming features has been a common gripe amongst prospective Nintendo Switch customers. In January, the firm said that the functionality was “being considered,” but now we know it’ll arrive on the device… At some point.

Sales figures tell a different story

What’s clear is that the lack of compatibility for content beyond games doesn’t appear to be phasing consumers, as a recent report claims that Nintendo sold more Switch units in two days in the United States than any of its other systems (in the same timeframe, that is).

Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...

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