YouTube officially lands on the Switch eShop

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    After rising rumors during the last couple of days, Nintendo has confirmed the inevitable: YouTube is officially available on the Nintendo Switch's eShop as of today.

    Nintendo's official announcement reads the following:
    Available as a free download, the official YouTube app requires 93.32 MB to install, supports 11 languages and can be played in Handheld mode, Tabletop mode and TV mode.

    Which YouTube channel you be watching on you Switch?

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  1. Axido

    Axido GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    My own one (shameless advertisement). :creep:
    Nah, actually I'm not really watching my own videos (I mean, I already produced them). I'd rather stick to stuff like Silvagunner and a few gaming-related channels that offer background information about my favourite games.
     
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  2. emigre

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    This feels really redundant considering the proliferation of smartphones.
     
  3. antiNT

    antiNT a.k.a Johnny El Pollo Loco

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    Does it work if you're banned ?
     
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  4. Chaos33

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    Tubehax on Nintendo Switch soon™
    Wait, really?
     
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  5. Axido

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    Is there anything about "drawbacks" the scene should be aware of?

    Edit: Oops. Didn't actually want to quote my own post instead of editing it.
     
  6. the_randomizer

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    Wow, only took them, what, 18 months to release it? Better late than never.
     
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    And it only took a year and a half!

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  8. Pokem

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    inb4 TubeHax on Switch
     
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  9. StarGazerTom

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    Now we just need Twitch, Netflix and Pornhub, and we're good to go!
     
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    RGT 85, RGT 85 (insert guitar riff)
     
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    Er, not that last one, but we need Prime Video too.
     
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  12. Axido

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    That's actually rather impressive compared to what multimedia on the PS4 was like when it launched. The PS3 had pretty much everything and they started from zero with the PS4.
    And it's not even like the Switch was marketed to be a multimedia console (even though it would be a good fit if you take its rather large screen into account).
     
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    No, but it should have been available as the Wii and Wii U had YouTube. Makes no sense to delay it, not that hard to port YT to ARM.
     
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  14. Elalexyzoner

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    I dont think so, you'll be needing to download from the eshop, and you need your account to be online.
     
  15. antiNT

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    It's not my account that is banned but my Switch, I can download the app from Internet as a .nsp file.
     
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  16. Axido

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    Objection!
    Of course it makes sense from a security point of view. I know, that's not what you consider your business, but that's just logical for a company to do.
    If that app would eventually serve as an entrypoint, that would be enough of a reason to restrain from supporting Youtube on a future console. Or did you forget why there's no easily available browser on the Switch?
     
  17. Elalexyzoner

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    Maybe... we need to test it out (I'm baned too lol)
     
  18. the_randomizer

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    I think it's still a half-assed excuse. There's no logical explanation for a lack of Netflix or Prime, either, so yeah. Kinda stupid IMO.
     
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    You may get the NSP someone else will dump and share online in the dark places.
     
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