Nintendo Switch Finally Has Youtube

Nintendo Switch Finally Has Youtube

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

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.

Caty McCarthy

Features Editor

Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's official altgame enthusiast.

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