Ever since the launch of the Nintendo Switch back in March 2017, a large majority of the community have wanted to see Youtube make an appearance on the console. So far, the variety of streaming services and third party apps have been limited to Niconico and Hulu. However, it appears that could change very soon, as the Nintendo website has put up a placeholder for YouTube on Switch.
Youtube App Allegedly Coming to Nintendo Switch on November 8th
Whilst Nintendo and YouTube haven’t confirmed anything themselves, when scrolling down the official Nintendo website a placeholder randomly appears, usually in the suggested apps section. In addition, with the placeholder saying it will arrive on November 8th, those eager to test out the service won’t have to wait much longer.
Previously, here at Gaming INTEL, we announced that two Nintendo Directs would be taking place this month. One of which, predominantly regarding Super Smash Bros Ultimate, has already happened, proving our leaked information to be spot on. Beforehand, our exclusive source provided us with intel suggesting that a Nintendo Direct will be happening between November 5th and 12th, with the 8th being the most likely option. Assuming that this is still valid, it would come as no surprise to see the service get revealed at the upcoming Nintendo Direct, and then release later on in the day as part of the Nintendo Download update on the eShop.
Details regarding the service are currently unavailable. Fans will without a doubt be hoping to see the integration occur with a numerous amount of features. Such as; proper touch, HD video support, controlling the app using JoyCons or motion controls, and much more.
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