Netflix still exploring possibility of launching Nintendo Switch app

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The Netflix logo is pictured on a television in this illustration photograph taken in Encinitas, California, U.S., on January 18, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/

Nintendo’s popular video game console, Switch, is no longer solely focused on games, as the company has added a Hulu app for the console in November, allowing users to access a host of video content for their viewing pleasure both at home and on-the-go. However, fans may need to wait before a Netflix app appears on the console, as the two companies are still exploring the possibility of working together.

In response to a Twitter user asking when Netflix will be launching in Nintendo Switch, the streaming giant said they are still exploring the opportunity.

“We are still exploring the opportunity with Nintendo, but don’t have definitive plans to share at this time,” said Netflix.

The response comes as a correction of an initial response to the question, wherein Netflix said there are no plans for Netflix on Nintendo Switch. The initial Tweet sent ripples of despair among fans of both companies, as it essentially closed the door on the two companies working together.

However, the company promptly corrected its position on the matter and issued a revised response, which is more open-ended in nature. The original response has since been deleted.

This means that although it is taking a while for the largest streaming service to come to the hottest console today, all hope is certainly not lost.

When Nintendo launched the Switch in March, it said that it was in talks with an array of companies, like Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix about the prospect of introducing their services to the gaming console. After over 10 months, however, only Hulu has launched an app for the Switch, with the more popular Netflix still notably absent from the console.

The Nintendo Switch, meanwhile, has enjoyed a lot of success as a gaming platform, becoming one of the fastest selling Nintendo consoles. Third party games have also started to flock to the console, as new titles and older games continue to be ported to it.

With the Switch’s popularity, it is hard to imagine the streaming giant passing on the Switch’s ever-increasing user base.