The Nintendo Switch will not offer support for any video apps when it releases on March 3. This marks a departure for the company and will mean players will not be able to stream movies and television shows over the web on their new console.
“All of our efforts have gone toward making the Nintendo Switch system an amazing dedicated video game platform, so it will not support any video-streaming services at launch,” Nintendo said in a statement to Kotaku. “However, support for video-streaming services is being considered for a future update.”
It is common for modern consoles to support video apps, especially streaming services, with both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One offering an extensive collection of applications. Even the Wii U supported the likes of Amazon, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and iPlayer, making it a better option for players in terms of an all-round entertainment system.