Media apps that the Switch should have

Discussion in 'Switch - Games & Content' started by Saiyan Lusitano, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. Saiyan Lusitano
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    It's a bit disappointing that the Switch doesn't (yet) have a YouTube and Netflix app because those would be really useful to use the Switch when not playing games on it.
     
  2. Naendow

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    I'd love spotify on the Switch. Yea, it doesn't make too much sense in portable mode, but it would be great when the console is docked.
     
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    Browser.
    I love Wii U's Browser.
    I need more good console browsers.
     
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  4. Naendow

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    Everyone loves it. Probably for it's homebrew stuff, but still.
     
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    :cough: vlc player :cough:

    Im hoping like every1 else that a youtube app comes out, although other services like amazon prime and BBC iPlayer would be awsome! (iplayer on Wii U was discontinued last year)


    Although, services like this are kinda useless if the console is always docked, you could go with tons of options: Smart TV, Set top box (Unless its a Virgin Tvio box) Kindle stick (Android device)



    I hope nintendo adds some sort of built-in music or video player (Even if it uses some unknown video format, its still a video player!) Like from the PSP days...
    But if nintendo are still kinda backwards wanting you to have another device for chat, then its very unlikely...
     
  6. the_randomizer

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    VLC player, it's better than most others and supports numerous formats. Foobar2000 would be another good app, there hasn't been a proper music playing app since the Wii.
     
  7. spiralshadow123

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    Sling and Crunchyroll would be great.

    For Premium users this would be fantastic, because they'd be able to integrate offline listening so you'd have all your playlists on the go. I don't really see Nintendo making it happen, but if they surprise us with this, that would be awesome.
     
  8. Sonic Angel Knight

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    You must not been using wifi, or maybe is better than mine, cause wii u browser spits hot garbage. :glare:

    The browser itself isn't bad or anything, is just so many problems, use it too long and it doesn't return to home menu, very bad if you have a game on pause, watching videos too long and then video player have problems, randomly disconnect from access point and the wifi all together stops working, a simple reboot of the console can fix but is annoying to have to do that. Trying to open links in new tabs by holding down the object on screen only works when it wanna, there is more but i guess i can save it for later.

    Now if the switch had browser, since is 5GHZ AC, i could be happy about it. Also maybe having chrome cast or some kind of screen casting would be nice, if is nvidia based it should either be android compatible with chromecast or something maybe even display game on pc like how that geforce experience can use shield to play games stream from pc. Have a better video player and maybe even audio playback to listen to audio files like soundcloud or bandcamp. Or how bout normal apps like any modern tablet has, a video player that doesn't only work with specific formats, or video player that works with any format as well, how bout some media apps that put that nvidia power to the test. If anything a few ports of some android apps like xm player or Droidsound, a professional picture editing software, or even a built in video recording soft ware like playstation and xbox has or even broadcast to twitch or youtube, now that be nice. :unsure:
     
  9. CeeDee

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    The basics would be fine. YouTube, Netflix, etc.
     
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    I'm using Wii U to forum on gbatemp, watch movies and listen to music.
    Those disconnecting problems faded away after having very strong signal so eh, i guess.
     
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  11. chartube12

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    Vudu. Yes i am guilty of having a tiny digital movie collection. Friends, family and some others i know were tossing their vudu codes away. Now they give them to me instead. Now i have a tiny but growing digital movie collection. It is also the only way to get, are you afraid of the dark?, at a reasonable price. Just got the 10 volumes available at 40 bucks altogether instead of buying them at 15 to 30 each else where
     
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  12. SnAQ

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    A dedicated PornHub app.

    Skickat från min F8331 via Tapatalk
     
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  14. Naendow

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    Lol who watches porn on a console? :P

    Twitch would be great too.
     
  15. blujay

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    imo, even if we had to wait until homebrew, a Discord app that allows you to play games and overlay on console voice/text chat would make by the system 3 times over.