We still don't have Netflix on the Nintendo Switch, but now we're one step closer to being able to use it as a viewing platform as well as a game one, because Twitch just launched on the Nintendo Switch eShop.
The streaming platform is already on other consoles, like the PS4, PS5, and all the various Xboxes, but now the Switch is joining in, over four years after launch.
Here's the eShop description:
"Watch livestream gaming videos, Esports and any IRL broadcast on your Nintendo Switch device!
Sports are here. Tune into your favorites: basketball, baseball, soccer, football, swimming, wrestling, hockey, pool, and much more through talk shows, league channels, Fantasy, and ESports."
And a warning:
"Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which contributes to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see http://priv-policy.imrworldwide.com/priv/mobile/us/en/optout.html for more information"
The app is a 31 MB download. Also, it doesn't look like you can use chat, or view chat, unless you're not actually watching the stream, and you can't stream games from the Switch, either. While watching a stream, the only options are to pause, hide the UI, or close the stream.
There's an option to authorise your account to use chat on your mobile phone while you watch, though.
The stream quality seems okay, although we had a few issues where it would jump back a couple of seconds and replay it, and it seems to auto-adjust the quality, too.
Here's what it looks like to use:
And shortly afterwards, it crashed:
Well. Maybe the Switch is not the best place to watch Twitch just yet, then.
Which streamers will you be watching on Switch Twitch? Let us know in the comments.