The Switch is one of the few platforms that did not feature Netflix at launch.
Since its launch in March 2017, the Nintendo Switch has captivated gamers around the world with its versatility and wide range of titles. However, users of this popular console have wondered if they could enjoy their favorite Netflix shows and movies on the platform.
Today, we will explore in depth the existence of Netflix on the Nintendo Switch. Moreover, we will find out if we can finally combine our gaming and streaming experiences on a single device.
Is Netflix on Nintendo Switch?
Since the launch of the Switch, users have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of Netflix on the platform. After all, what better way to complement our gaming sessions than with a marathon of our favorite TV shows and movies?
However, despite rumors and speculation, as of the publish date of this article, Netflix is still not officially available on the Nintendo Switch. Since 2017, the lack of a streaming app has baffled many fans, especially since it is the #1 streaming app in the world that has a dedicated version on most digital platforms.
Will Netflix ever come to Nintendo eShop?
But is there hope for Nintendo Switch users who yearn to enjoy movies or series on Nintendo’s console?
While Netflix has not yet officially arrived on the Nintendo Switch, there are some promising signs that suggest it could be a matter of time. In addition, Nintendo has expressed interest in expanding entertainment options on the Nintendo Switch.
However, many of these signs and theories point to Netflix’s arrival on Nintendo Switch 2. So do not get your hopes up for the streaming giant to appear on the current-gen Nintendo console.
How to watch Netflix on Nintendo Switch
Even though there is not an official Netflix app on Nintendo Switch, there is a workaround that will let you watch your favorite shows and movies.
The first option is to install Android on your Switch. This will allow you to install the Netflix app through the Play Store. It’s important to note that Android is not officially supported on Switch, so there are potential risks involved.
We do not recommend this option unless you really know what you are doing! Even then, you assume the risks involved with potentially voiding your warranty and bricking your console.