Earlier this week, it was reported that the Nintendo Switch would not have video streaming services such as Netflix and Twitch available at launch, but now the company is saying that they haven’t ruled out having them in the future.
IGN attained the following statement from a Nintendo representative:
“All of our efforts have gone toward making the Nintendo Switch system an amazing dedicated video game platform, so it will not support any video-streaming services at launch. However, support for video-streaming services is being considered for a future update.”
Neither Netflix or Twitch have responded to this statement.
While I criticized Nintendo for their decision to not have Netflix available on the Switch at launch, it’s good to hear that they are at least considering having video streaming services on the Switch at some point. It’s also important to remember that the Wii U did not have video streaming apps like Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and Amazon at launch, even though it’s more than a little absurd to see a major console manufacturer release a new system in 2017 without features that many have come to see as standard.