DOOM Now Available For Nintendo Switch Worldwide

Isaac Cain
November 11, 2017

Nintendo has announced the United States cord cutting service Hulu will be the first major streaming service to land on the Switch.

The portable console's first official streaming service is Hulu, which brings not just its own original shows and movie library, and it's Live TV functionality too. The download is free, but users will need to have a Hulu subscription in order to access content.

The on-demand service is available from $7.99 a month, while the live TV option is $40.

"What differentiates us is the way you play with the Nintendo Switch and what you can play", he told the news outlet. In the first eight months of the console-handheld hybrid being out we have gotten some fantastic Nintendo games, fun indie games, and now streaming services for when you're not in a gaming mood. The 3DS and Wii U had those apps.

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There's been little fanfare around the announcement - in fact, it was first revealed when Nintendo sent out its weekly "Nintendo Downloads" email and Hulu was spotted quite far down the list of upcoming apps. When the Switch console was first released, many seemed confused why it didn't support any video streaming apps.

There is currently no news yet of the Switch gaining access to other video streaming services such as Netflix or YouTube, but now that the console has one video streaming service, more are sure to follow eventually. Some rumors have claimed that we'll see Netflix launch on the Switch by the end of the year, but nothing official has been announced yet. If you use the Switch in console mode more though, you might want to look into getting it for another console, or better yet, PC.

Bethesda's 2016 Doom, originally developed for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, releases today on Nintendo's hybrid handheld Nintendo Switch.

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