Rumor: YouTube Could Be Coming to Nintendo Switch Very Soon

Some Nintendo Switch owners have begun seeing YouTube popping up in eShop app suggestions, meaning that the service could launch very soon.

on November 4, 2018 8:04 PM

While the Nintendo Switch has no doubt been a success for the handheld-console hybrid’s parent company, its offerings as far as streaming services go is slim to none.

As of right now, the biggest streaming application on the Nintendo Switch is Hulu… and that’s pretty much it. That could soon change though as users have begun seeing YouTube pop up in app suggestions on the Nintendo Switch eShop. Furthermore, a French website by the name of  NintendoHome also said that users were spotting the suggested app.

While it’s almost to be expected that applications like Hulu, Netflix, Spotify, YouTube, et cetera, would be commonplace on just about every modern device on the market. It’s rather interesting that the majority of these applications are still absent from the Switch, especially considering many of them are readily available on the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Back in January, Netflix updated Nintendo Switch owners by saying that they were “Still exploring the opportunity.” We’ve heard nothing since then.

If the rumors are true, YouTube should be launching on November 8. We’ll be sure to update you if the app does become available on that date.

It would definitely be a treat to see YouTube get support on Switch before the end of the year. I use my Switch for Hulu all the time and it’s really a convenient way of using the service when I don’t want to sit in front of a television.

 /  Staff Writer
Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.