Where's Netflix and YouTube?

Discussion in 'Switch - Games & Content' started by Velanator, May 23, 2017.

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Do we need Netflix and YouTube on the Switch

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  1. Velanator
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    Velanator Advanced Member

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    It seems that a lot of us have forgotten about Netflix and YouTube for our Switch. Why is it taking a while to get here lol
     
  2. rwn

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    Nintendo has already said they don't care about VoD so don't expect it any time soon
     
  3. TheCyberQuake

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    The real question is do we even need them on switch?
     
  4. driverdis

    driverdis I am Justice

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    well, YouTube works on the Switch regardless of Nintendo allowing an app for it. Netflix on the other hand would require Nintendo to enable HDCP when Netflix is being used.
     
  5. Bladexdsl

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    where are they? they're on the wiiu :P
     
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    Pretty sure they're gonna be really careful with the YouTube app this time around. Won't wanna repeat another "tubehax" like scenario, right? :creep:
     
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  8. grossaffe

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    Who cares? These apps are on anything and everything anymore. I bought my Switch to play games.
     
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  9. SickPuppy

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    How you going to play switch games if you're watching youtube or netflix?

    I tried youtube and amazon once with my Wii U to see what it was like and never used them again. Too many devices can stream those services to worry about why the switch can't do it.
     
  10. Thirty3Three

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    Wherever you want me, baby.
    Who cares? Um. A lot of people do, kiddo.
     
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    Oh how cute, you're trying to talk down to me over nothing.
     
  12. Thirty3Three

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    Wherever you want me, baby.
    You're opinion totally counts for everyone /s
     
  13. RemixDeluxe

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    The less software on the Switch the less of a chance of exploitation, even at the expense of consumer wants/needs.
     
  14. osaka35

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    It's up to the individual companies to make their own apps and submit them. Nintendo ain't going to pressure them to make the apps. Whenever they make the app and when it makes it through nintendo quality control and gets approved, that's when we'll get them I'm sure.
     
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    I am sure Netflix for the Switch is being worked on by Factor 5 as we speak.

    If I was a Switch owner I would hope they add in some cool features like they did for the PS3 version.

    If anyone doesn't know about it, the PS3 version had this random movie suggestion feature where it would ask you a set of questions sort of like a gameshow and would suggest a movie based on your answers. It was really cool.
     
  16. driverdis

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    there is more to it, Netflix and other video apps will want DRM in the form of HDCP to work. while the Switch hardware can do HDCP, Nintendo's OS might not have any way to utilize it. The Switch more like an early access console so who knows (other than Nintendo) what under the hood features it does not have right now.
     
  17. osaka35

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    oh yeah, they're sticklers for that. I hadn't considered they wouldn't have something like that implemented yet. Made some of my rooted devices not be able to run them for a little while. Annoying, if understandable.
     
  18. DiscostewSM

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    They'll come (probably have to work with the hot-swapping capability of the console), but for now, use one of your dozens of other capable devices. :)
     
  19. driverdis

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    Netflix hit me right where it hurts also. I had to fully unroot my two spare Galaxy S4s (as they need to be on Stock 4.4.4 for Widevine L1 but cannot run Magisk because of that) so they pass SafetyNet; Custom roms on the S4 can never to Widevine L1.
    I fully unrooted and relocked my Nexus7 tablet also as i got it just for Netflix HD playback since my OnePlus Two will never do HD due to Widevine L3)

    I assume Amazon and VUDU will jump on-board soon with this same practice on Android. I can just hope Crunchyroll, FUNimation, and Animelab do not follow the SafetyNet route also.
     
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  20. Tigran

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    I'll worry about Youtube and Hulu on my Switch when the PS4 gets damn PS1 classics.
     
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