YouTube arrives on Switch The Switch has become a little more media friendly

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Nintendo has added another multimedia app to its library of apps today, which includes right now only Hulu. YouTube has joined the ranks of Nintendo’s eShop on Switch. This comes as no surprise as YouTube has been on previous Nintendo consoles and handhelds. The YouTube app can be downloaded through the eShop at no cost, and you do not need to be a subscriber to Nintendo’s Online service to use the app.

The app is a fully featured version of YouTube’s mobile app, with the ability to be used in both handheld and docked modes. With it you’ll be able to access thousands of hours of content from YouTube users including how-to guides, music, live streams and much much more.

The app allows you to log in with your current Google account to access all your current preferences, subscriptions, playlists and recommended videos.

At this time the Switch doesn’t allow live streaming natively to the YouTube service, but hopefully, this comes to the console in the future.

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I grew up on the Atari, Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis. I started my love affair with gaming with Mario, as most kids do, and continued it with Dragon Warrior(Dragon Quest for those who don't know history). Some of my favorite games growing up were the simplest, with Adventure for the Atari 2600 being one of the games I had the most fun with. Still to this day I enjoy that game, and those duck looking dragons. Today I play a variety of games when my mind will let me, which comes in spurts. Right now I am playing a bit of Minecraft.

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