It was reported last week that the YouTube app may finally be coming to Nintendo Switch. Many would have expected the app to be there already since YouTube is the world’s number one source of online videos but that wasn’t the case. The wait is finally over for Nintendo Switch owners as it has been confirmed that the official YouTube app for their console is arriving today.
Nintendo Switch actually doesn’t have that many video apps. YouTube is only the second video app for this console. Hulu was the first when it arrived in November last year.
The official YouTube app for Nintendo Switch provides access to any and all videos on the platform. Just sign in with your Google account to access the video library, subscriptions, and recommendations. It will also be possible to stream your Movies Anywhere library on the device.
The Switch version also has support for 360 degree videos. The app can be controlled using the left joystick and main buttons while the touchscreen allows for partial control in the handheld mode. That’s because it’s not possible to swipe up and down to navigate in the app. At least YouTube gets partial touchscreen support in handheld mode because Hulu doesn’t have touchscreen support at all.
The official YouTube app for the Nintendo Switch is now available as a free download from the Nintendo eShop.