Nintendo releases the YouTube app for the Switch

Step 1: Turn on Switch.

Step 2: Hop onto Nintendo eShop.

Step 3: Download YouTube app.

Step 4: Enjoy! App is best served with a stable internet connection.

There you have it. Our 4-step guide to enjoying YouTube on your Nintendo Switch. Because now you can. Yay!

The best part? No subscription to Nintendo’s online service is required to run it, and you can watch stuff in both docked and handheld modes. The option to link up your Google account is also available, which at this point makes the Switch feel like a mini-computer.

Hmm…it seems like that’s where Nintendo wants to position the Switch: a super-portable multimedia and gaming outlet. Considering all the video apps that have dropped for the console such as Hulu, YouTube and possibly Netflix in the works, I wouldn’t rule it out. Who knows, we could even get stuff like Discord on the Switch in future. Now that’d be lit.

Of course, that doesn’t mean Nintendo has forgotten about the Switch’s primary function as a portable gaming platform. In my opinion, that’s the main edge it has over its immediate competitors, the PS4 and the Xbox One. I mean, you can’t possibly play a PS4 on the subway as easily as a Switch. To that end, Nintendo has tossed in a couple of gaming-related services and subscriptions for its users.

One such service is online cloud-saving, a quintessential one in this day and age. Another example includes the ever-expanding library of NES games for those who enjoy the classics. By the way, they’re putting up another three games this month. You’re welcome.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some corgi videos to watch on my Switch. Woof.


Kenneth Ang

Kenneth is your dedicated jack of all trades gamer and borderline anime nut. When not writing, he likes to wind down with Overwatch, Apex Legends and a bit of Fate: Grand Order on the side.