On the Nintendo Switch, streaming video options are limited. You can have Niconico and Hulu. However, another option might be coming soon. And we’re talking about YouTube. Although it is not available yet on its product page, the list speaks volumes.
Google wants its YouTube app to be everywhere. Obviously, Nintendo is not a stranger to the said app. Thus, it surely makes sense to publish an application on a touchscreen console that is made for it.
In a post on ResetEra, YouTube appeared under the Switch game recommendations section on Nintendo’s official website. The release of it has also been listed. And that is, it will happen on November 8.
Nintendo is known as the company to strive to stand out from its competitors. It is true that Sony and Microsoft are making their own consoles to be more like a gaming personal computer. Nintendo, on the other hand, focuses on providing unique experiences that are only possible by purchasing one of the company’s systems.
The Switch has a lot to offer. Nintendo wants to avoid the missteps it did with the Wii U. It needs to convince its gamers that having a portable system can also be used as a home console. Nintendo needs to compete successfully, considering the release of PlayStation 4 Pro and Scorpio of Microsoft. Even though those systems offer specifications for 4K gaming and VR, Nintendo wants to sell a different thing.
If the listing is true, it would be great news for the Switch. For most individuals, Switch has not been a true media player. However, with YouTube’s support, it might somehow change. It is true that most people now have installed YouTube on their mobile devices. But most kids do not have it on their phones or tablets. With the addition of YouTube, it would be a lot easier for the kids to play and watch games using one system.
But this kind of rumor must only be taken with a grain of salt. Do not get your hope’s up.
The Switch is a powerful portable device. It is a functional home console when you connect it to your TV. What makes it special is that you can switch from one mode to another by simply dropping it to its dock. The company strengthened the best feature of Wii U. That is, it lets you play games away from your television. Nintendo Switch is more refined.
The arrival of YouTube on Nintendo Switch might be another good reason this console is a must-have if you wish to play the best games. It is an excellent device to play the best new games right now. It is true that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One offers exclusive products. The Switch, however, has a wide array of new games that you can only play on this device.
Furthermore, this console lets you play with your family and friends together. When you play the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, for instance, you can easily expand it to over two players.
For now, YouTube on Nintendo Switch is still a rumor. We will have the answer on November 8. Are you excited about it?