The popular video streaming app Hulu will be removed from the Japanese Wii U eShop on 24th July 2020, officially marking the end of the service on Nintendo's troubled system.
This follows on from its termination in North America earlier this year. After the app has been removed from the eShop, the service will no longer function on the Wii U.
Fortunately, it's not the end of the world, as the subscription-based app has been available for the Switch since 2017. This follows on from Amazon dropping the Wii U back in July and the 3DS YouTube service recently being taken offline in Japan.
Sure your memories of Hulu on Wii U in the comments below.
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It was bound to happen. I imagine the Wii U accounted for less than maybe 2% of their views. If that.
I regularly use YouTube on my Switch and would use Crunchyroll and Funimation if they had apps. I might reactivate my Netflix if it had a Switch app, but I doubt it.
It’s meant to be. If Nintendo kept the Wii U on life support, the Switch wouldn’t have gotten the spotlight it needed.
Which is a lesson Xbox desperately needs. The 360 was so good, tons of people found no reason to upgrade. Hulu STILL works on it, and the 360 came out in 2005. That’s insane.
It was a bummer for me, as I was still using it. It wasn't a very well put-together app (didn't even support the touch screen), but at least it worked...and the newer "neon unicorn colors" Hulu app is incredibly difficult to navigate.
F Honestly I was just waiting for it to happen
Okay, I seriously thought we were talking about Switch here. #CoffeeFail
@ItsOKToBeOK I think Hulu still works on the PS3, and that didn't seem to hinder the PS4.
Hmm, does Netflix still work on the Wii U and 3DS?
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