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YouTube app now available on Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

Nearly two years after its release, the Nintendo Switch finally gained access to YouTube on Thursday. The app is free to download on the Nintendo Switch eShop across a variety of regions, including the US. Weighing in at 89.0MB, the app should fit on your SD card, and doesn’t require a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

The best part of the YouTube app on Switch is that it can be used docked or in handheld mode, which means you can bring YouTube with you anywhere you go (as long as you’re near a WiFi connection). As with any other YouTube app, you can log in with your Google account to access all of your subscriptions and recommendations.

Rumors of YouTube’s impending release began springing up earlier this week when Switch owners reported that they were receiving suggestions for the app appear on the eShop. Here’s the app’s full description:

Kick back and relax with YouTube on your Nintendo Switch system. Enjoy entertainment like music videos and shows, plus gaming livestreams, how-tos and much more. Explore a world of videos with recommendations and easy access to your channel subscriptions. So grab your friends, family, and your Nintendo Switch controller, and enjoy YouTube together.

The Switch is still missing several must-have entertainment apps, including Netflix and Amazon Video, but Hulu did make its way to the game console late last year. Nintendo has hinted in the past that there are plans in place to bring these and other apps to the console in the future, but nothing has been announced.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.