Last week it was reported that the YouTube app is finally coming to Nintendo Switch. Many would have expected the app to be there already, as YouTube is the largest source of online video in the world. But this was not the case. The wait for Nintendo Switch owners is finally over, as it has been confirmed that today the official YouTube app for their console arrives.
Nintendo Switch does not have that many video apps. YouTube is just the second video app for this console. Hulu was the first one when it arrived in November of last year.
The official YouTube Nintendo Switch app provides access to all videos on the platform. Just sign in with your Google Account to access the video library, subscriptions, and referrals. You can also stream your Movies Anywhere library on the device.
The switch version also supports 360-degree video. The app can be controlled with the left joystick and the main buttons, while the touch screen allows partial control in handheld mode. This is because it is not possible to navigate up and down to navigate in the app. At a minimum, YouTube will receive partial touchscreen support in handheld mode, as Hulu does not provide touchscreen support at all.
The Official YouTube Nintendo Switch App is now available as a free download from Nintendo eShop.. Learn more about Nintendo Switch and YouTube.