Hulu comes to the Nintendo Switch

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  1. BlackWizzard17

    BlackWizzard17 Don't worry Captin we'll buff out those scratches.

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    In other news, Hulu comes to my toaster.

    Seems like something that should have been done but nice. Just need YouTube and Netflix to fully get media streaming going.
     
  2. jt_1258

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  3. Pluupy

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    same. that would be awesome
     
  5. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    hulu xd

    wake me when its plex cause that'd be
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  6. aykay55

    aykay55 The Ideas Guy, Professional Idiot

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    Netflix said they have already developed the Switch app, "all that is preventing a release is the go-ahead from Nintendo itself".

    Source: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/20...for_switch_all_it_needs_is_nintendos_go-ahead

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    Also, maybe Nintendo is making sure the app is 100% unexploitable, they don't want the possibility of an exploit and playing it safe for now. Just a guess.
     
  7. duffmmann

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    Of course it's the one media streaming app i have no interest in. But at least this finally confirms they're actually coming, Netflix says their Switch version is ready and waiting, so I'm sure its just waiting for approval at this point. Just wish that process would hurry up, and I've not heard anything on a YouTube Switch version coming, but I'm sure it is, so if that could hurry up too, that'd be great.
     
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  8. jefffisher

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    nice hulu is the best streaming service there is i wont be using it as i have no interest in watching tv shows handheld and already have hulu on my tv but cool for people who watch tv handheld or dont feel like changing the channel.
     
  9. dpad_5678

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    Just tried it out. It's terrible to control. The layout is really nice but if you could actually USE it without a controller, it would be much better. No, you can't use the touchscreen.

    wtf.
     
  10. aykay55

    aykay55 The Ideas Guy, Professional Idiot

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    Wherever there's food. And Nintendo.
    This app is pretty useless to be honest. When you're at home, you can use Hulu on your TV, so worthless. On the go, you'll need a mobile hotspot, meaning a smartphone, meaning you wouldn't need your Switch since you can watch Hulu through the app on said smartphone.

    Only instance I think this will work is if you have a really old TV, no smartphone, and a small mobile hotspot router that Verizon sells for like $50, but for that money you could buy a crappy smartphone from Cricket or TruCaller, so yeah. But it's a nice effort.
     
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    Crunchyhax when?
     
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  13. aykay55

    aykay55 The Ideas Guy, Professional Idiot

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    Wherever there's food. And Nintendo.
    GameXPlain just uploaded a video on it.

     
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    ooo exploits ahoy.
     
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    Hulu is frikkin bae. Especially if you like anime.

    The new hulu design looks pretty but it sucks to maneuver. :(
     
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  16. jefffisher

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    i dont know where you live but i havent been anywhere in several years that doesn't have wifi, grocery stores have wifi, public parks have wifi, airports have wifi, even walmart has wifi unless you're out in the middle of an open field it seems like wifi is always around.
     
  17. aykay55

    aykay55 The Ideas Guy, Professional Idiot

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    Wherever there's food. And Nintendo.
    You haven't been anywhere in several years.

    And will you really be watching Hulu at Wal-Mart? No. And alot of restaurants/stores/places don't have public, free WiFi. And you have a smartphone anyway so....

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    That's cool. The Hulu app has piracy protection.

     
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  18. Lycanroc

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  19. StarTrekVoyager

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    I still don't understand the need for this, you can get these kind of apps on a $30 Chromecast or a $150-200 TV
     
  20. KingVamp

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    As mentioned, not everyone has a TV that can play Hulu or any streaming services for that matter. As long as you have a dock or something equivalent, you can make any TV a Hulu (and hopefully more) TV. Even if you were forced to use your smartphone hotspot, the Switch is most likely going have the bigger screen. You can also get a car mount, so now you don't even have to hold the Switch.

    Or we can just optionally have everything on one device.
     
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  21. StarTrekVoyager

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    If your TV is old enough to not have that kind of services, I almost doubt it has an HDMI in /s