Nintendo Switch has been out for over a year now, and it has been a massive success thus far, but it’s surprisingly lacking in the app department. Hulu was recently made available on the platform, but there’s still no word on a Netflix app. Today we finally got word of another streaming service making its way to Switch, and it’s great news for anime fans!
C2E2 just kicked off in Chicago, and Funimation is one of the groups hosting a panel at the convention. During the panel, Funimation revealed that they’re working on a streaming app for Nintendo Switch. There’s no word yet on when we can expect the app to drop, but when it does Nintendo fans will have access to tons of hit anime shows like
Dragon Ball Super, My Hero Academia, and Attack on Titan. We’ll keep you up to date as more information is officially announced.
Update: Funimation has since issued the following statement to clarify this issue:
“Fans, you may hear news announcing our FunimationNow streaming app on Nintendo Switch. To clarify, we haven’t made an official announcement. When there’s anything official to announce, you’ll hear it from us first. Thanks for your enthusiasm as we work to get on the platform.” — Funimation
The phrasing suggests that Funimation is actively working to get their streaming app on Nintendo Switch, but there is no “official announcement” at this time. It’s possible that the either the app has not yet been fully approved by Nintendo or that Nintendo is not yet ready to make the app’s approval public knowledge. Either why, we’ll keep an eye out for the official announcement, which Funimation suggests is a matter of “when” rather than “if.”
I’m at the @Funimation industry panel right now! Looking forward to all the new announcements (they already announced that they are working on a #NintendoSwitch app!) #FunimationPanel pic.twitter.com/LUngvlCgVz
— RogersBase @ C2E2 (@RogersBase) April 6, 2018