Netflix 'Still Exploring the Opportunity' of an App on the Switch

Netflix 'Still Exploring the Opportunity' of an App on the Switch - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 January 2018 / 978 Views

Netflix customer service Twitter account told a customers in a tweet "There are currently no plans for Netflix on Nintendo Switch," before the Tweet was deleted.

However, it appears that Netflix has not ruled out releasing an app for the Switch.

"We are still exploring the opportunity with Nintendo, but don’t have definitive plans to share at this time," a Netflix spokesperson told Polygon.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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4 Comments

StriderKiwi (on 16 January 2018)

Can someone explain to me why Netflix is opposed to putting their app on the Switch? I reread the article twice now and still can't see a reason NOT developing an app for the Switch is the better option.


UltimateGamer1982 (on 16 January 2018)

But the Wii U had Netflix. And it was one of the worst selling console in recent history. I actually enjoyed using Netflix on my Wii U. I can't see them leaving switch out of it. I mean isn't Netflix pretty much on every modern device these days? Strange.


AlfredoTurkey (on 16 January 2018)

I kind of hard to argue that its needed when the thing is selling at record pace without it.


Chrizum (on 16 January 2018)

That's all the more reason Netflix needs to be on Switch if you ask me.


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AlfredoTurkey (on 16 January 2018)

Why? To help it sell better than it's already selling which is... the best selling thing of all time? I don't see the logic.


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Chrizum (on 16 January 2018)

You don't think a (rapidly becoming) mainstream device like Switch should have a mainstream streaming service like Netflix? I'm sure it would be a good fit for both Netflix and Nintendo. Really can't see how it would not be...


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AlfredoTurkey (on 17 January 2018)

It couldn't hurt, no. I never said that. But does it NEED Netflix? Looking at sales, I don't think it does.


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Rayban99 (on 16 January 2018)

Not many people have a switch as their only netflix device hooked up to a tv. And phones have better screens for portable.