Nintendo Switch Not Having Netflix For Launch is No Big Deal

Calm down, worry warts. Netflix may not be available at launch, but it will be eventually. Just look at past Nintendo systems for proof.

The latest news for the Nintendo Switch has revealed that there will be no Netflix or any streaming services available on the console at launch. Nintendo has also revealed that while the Switch won’t have streaming services at launch, it is being considered for future updates.

While it’s disappointing that these services won’t be available at the start, it really is not a very big deal. Here's why. 

Chances are if you are buying a Nintendo Switch, you have at least one device in your household that can already stream Netflix or Hulu. If you are a family that shares that one device and are upset that the Switch can’t provide you this service, then yes, you should be upset. However, it’s not the end of the world because you still likely have a device that allows you to watch Netflix or Hulu.

Also, if you are worried about services such as Netflix and Hulu never coming to the Switch, worry not. One just has to look to the two latest systems from Nintendo to know that these services are an eventuality. Nintendo 3DS and WiiU both have these downloadable apps; so odds are the Switch will have them as well. It would be too dumbfounding a move for Nintendo to exclude Netflix and Hulu from the Switch if they truly believe that the Switch has a bright future. Be patient, and I’m sure these services will eventually become available. 

Nintendo Switch will launch on March 3, 2017. Is the lack of Netflix and other streaming services concerning for you? Will it sway you in your decision to buy a Switch? Let us know in the comments below!

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Platforms Nintendo Switch Tags netflix
Published Jan. 21st 2017

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