YouTube May Be Coming To Switch This Week
Nintendo has had a public distaste for media apps on the Nintendo Switch, stating that they prefer to focus on the Switch as a games machine when asked about generally standard apps like Netflix. This stance is not entirely consistent, however, and seems like it will be made even less consistent with rumors of YouTube arriving on the system as soon as this week.
Over the weekend, French site NintendHOME found a listing on Nintendo of America's website which showed YouTube as a Switch app with a prospective release date of November 8.
❓Rumeur – L’application YouTube devrait arriver prochainement sur Nintendo Switch, plus précisément le 8 novembre si on en croit le site de Nintendo America. pic.twitter.com/NgvBhDJu1G— NintendHOME (@NintendHOME) November 3, 2018
Game Informer was able to also find the listing before it was seemingly removed on Saturday.
Should the date be accurate, that puts YouTube 364 days after Hulu was announced and released for the Switch last year on November 9. Whether that's a coincidence or speaks to a year-long exclusivity agreement is hard to say, but the dates do seem odd. Maybe this means Netflix is on the way or it might be at least another year.
Have you been waiting for media apps like YouTube on the Switch or is it too little, too late?