Nintendo Switch has become very popular since it first came out and the apps support on the device is not as great as you would expect, keeping in mind the number of units that have been sold and the number of hours that people are using it every day. Netflix is something that people want on the Nintendo Switch but it seems that depends on the people at Netflix.
Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America talked about this and the following is what he had to say in this regard:
“For those types of questions, we have to refer you to the folks at Netflix. What we said when we launched Nintendo Switch was that we wanted to have a gaming-first platform and that’s what we’ve created. And that’s what enabled us in the first 12 months in the United States to be the best-selling home console in the history of video games.”
While Nintendo Switch is gaming oriented, better app support is something that all the users would appreciate and Netflix is something very common and is available on pretty much every screen that can connect to the internet. But not all hope is lost and we could see Netflix show an interest in the Switch and we might get support in the future.
Reggie Fils-Aime talked about streaming further and the following is what he had to say in this regard:
“Right now, we enable Hulu on the platform, we’ve said that other services will come in due time. For us, we want to make sure that continue driving the install base for Nintendo Switch, continue to have great games for the platform. In terms of what’s next on the streaming side, you’re gonna have to talk to those individual providers in terms of where they stand and what they’re working on.”
So there is still hope. If you were hoping to see streaming services on the Nintendo Switch, then that might happen but seeing where support is at the moment, it could take some time. Luckily there were plenty of cool announcements at E3 2018, so you can spend all that time playing the new games coming out on the console.