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Nintendo Switch Finally Has Youtube

Now you can watch AMVs and Vine compilations where they belong.

News by Caty McCarthy, .

The Nintendo Switch may be everyone's favorite platform of the moment, but even nearly two years after its launch, it's been missing some key apps. Netflix, HBO Go, and any other streaming service you can think of is notably absent on it, except for Hulu. Luckily today, another essential app has joined the Switch: YouTube.

The news came in a tweet from Nintendo UK today. I dove into the Nintendo Switch eShop to confirm it was also on North America's shop, and found it with ease (after searching for YouTube). YouTube, for those who don't know know, is a video platform where users can upload Vine compilations, and other videos I guess. The Nintendo Switch still lacks a lot of the apps that PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and even your smart television probably has, but YouTube is a step closer to it feeling more fully-featured as a console.

You can download the YouTube app for free on the Nintendo eShop today. If you're torn on what game to get next for the semi-portable console, be sure to check out our 25 Best Games on Nintendo Switch list.

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  • Avatar for Roto13 #1 Roto13 9 days ago
    Cool. Time for me to never, ever use it.
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  • Avatar for mrhumble1 #2 mrhumble1 9 days ago
    @Roto13 THIS!!

    I have no idea why anyone would choose to waste Switch battery power on any media playing apps. Phones and tablets have better screens, better connectivity, and longer battery life. The Switch's screen is just barely larger than my phone, so why would I want to watch YouTube (or Netflix, or any media app) on the Switch when my phone is always connected?

    Would someone please explain why they want to watch media on the Switch as opposed to a phone or tablet?
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  • Avatar for pdubb #3 pdubb 9 days ago
    @mrhumble1 I can let my kids watch youtube on the switch instead of using my phone or having to buy them a new tablet.

    I mean it'd be great if I could just keep buying new tech like I could when I was single, but yeah.
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  • Avatar for ericspratling56 #4 ericspratling56 9 days ago
    Finally, a way to watch YouTube videos on-the-go!
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  • Avatar for docexe #5 docexe 8 days ago
    I don't care much for the YouTube app, but I wouldn't mind them adding more streaming apps like Crunchyroll or Amazon Prime.

    Not to watch them on the go, mind you (yeah, I have my phone for that), but rather on the TV when docked.
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