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Switch expands app support with YouTube


Nintendo isn’t just bringing great first-party properties like Smash, Mario and Zelda to the Switch in spades, the company is also setting up the platform as an entertainment hub with the addition of the Switch Online service, and the inclusion of media and streaming apps.

Those streaming and media apps are the latest announcement concerning the Nintendo Switch this week. The latest addition to this bundle of fun is a dedicated YouTube feature. Joining the likes of Hulu, the dedicated app for the streaming site is a great way to access gaming, music and movie content for endless hours of entertainment.

In terms of features, it supports up to 1080p and 60 FPS videos, and allows access to all the same account-related features of it’s competitive apps on the Xbox One and PS4. The YouTube app also supports the site’s 360-degree videos feature.

Using the app also does not require a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online, the company’s online gaming subscription service that is $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three months or $19.99 for a year.

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And while the Switch is still missing the likes of Netflix and Amazon services, the inclusion of the biggest free video sharing website is a nice touch that should keep Switch owners plugged in for longer.

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