Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, and More “Will Come in Time” for Nintendo Switch, Says Reggie Fils-Aime
While noticeably lacking streaming apps at launch, Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime stated that talks are being made with Netflix, Hulu, and more on the Switch.
The long-awaited Nintendo Switch has officially been in gamers’ hands for almost one week, and while the system debuted with strong titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one of the more noticeable exclusions from the console so far have been streaming video apps such as Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Video, though Nintendo does appear to intend on including these apps in the future.
Speaking in an interview with Washington Post, Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime provided some commentary on the successful launch of the Nintendo Switch (so far) and what lies ahead, with Fils-Aime specifically addressing the addition of streaming apps to the device down the line.
Fils-Aime stated that the company “built the Nintendo Switch to be a world-class gaming device,” with the focus “first and foremost to play games on the system and have an incredibly fun experience.” However, Fils-Aime also addressed that Nintendo is “talking to a range of companies about other services,” which include Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, and stated that the addition of these apps to the console “will come in time.”
For the most part, Nintendo stated that the primary aim of the Switch is to provide differentiation of the system compared to its competitors, and that that focus will “continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform,” according to Fils-Aime.