Crunchyroll has finally arrived on Nintendo Switch

Deepak Gupta February 18, 2022
Updated 2022/02/18 at 1:35 AM

Now you can follow the episodes of Naruto or Tokyo avengers on your Switch while waiting for the subway. Anime streaming platform Crunchyroll today revealed an application for Nintendo’s handheld console.

Using your Nintendo Switch to watch movies is still a relatively new concept (and not for those who already suffer from eyestrain due to hours of play), but that is taking off. There are currently Switch apps for Hulu, YouTube, Twitch, Pokémon TV, and Funimation. It’s fair to say that we’re likely to see more entertainment offerings on Switch soon, given its popularity. Almost 103 million units of the Switch were sold globally, surpassing its predecessor Wii, Wii U, GameCube, and Nintendo 64. Switch sales soared during the pandemic, leading to a global shortage that transferred to 2022 and absurd price manipulation.

The Switch’s user base is considerably larger and more diverse than other game consoles (half of all Switch users are women and users tend to be Older). But there are far fewer streaming options on the Switch than on other consoles, much to the disgust of current owners.

Although Crunchyroll is free, you will need to buy one of its premium plans to stream shows on multiple devices or watch shows offline. Plans start at $7.99 a month.

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