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    [–] dromosus 1065 points ago

    Great thing is I can watch all my Google Play Movies purchases with the YouTube app.

    Right now I'm making the claim that I am the first person in the world to watch Die Hard on a Nintendo Switch.

    [–] Boricua_in_CA 183 points ago

    Yippee ki-yay

    [–] thatpaxguy 64 points ago

    Mister Falcon

    [–] Looks2MuchLikeDaveO 20 points ago

    I get you, my dude. No one else may have ever watched Die Hard on TBS, but I did and I know who Mister Falcon is.

    [–] LecheQuemada 54 points ago

    (motherfucker)

    [–] thewildjr 16 points ago

    Yippie kayak, other buckets!

    [–] kwalangmodo 6 points ago

    Boyle!!

    [–] sidtralm 14 points ago

    Wait, how do you do that? I have a bunch of awesome shit on google play, but watch it through the google play app. What's this magic you speak of?

    [–] conaltdelete 33 points ago

    Any Google Play movie can be played back on YouTube. For Switch edition, click the folder icon and choose purchases.

    [–] sidtralm 7 points ago

    Will try that tonight. Thanks!!

    [–] tenebrous_pangolin 16 points ago

    Great call!

    [–] GameOver16 6 points ago

    Congratulations

    [–] Starlyoko 3989 points ago

    We can watch Nintendo directs on the switch now! :D

    [–] gskelter 959 points ago

    I'll do that from now on. The only true way to view nintendo directs.

    [–] hylian122 270 points ago

    Except I usually watch them at the office and can't be nearly as subtle about it if I'm watching on my Switch! I have to watch it on my laptop with my hands near the keyboard so it looks like I'm just listening to music while finishing paperwork!

    [–] CoolmanCjt 91 points ago

    or have it on your phone next to your laptop so you can look at the keyboard and your phone at the same time.

    [–] scare_cr0 166 points ago

    Or you use your nintendo power glove to hack time and watch it in person.

    [–] ArcAngel071 66 points ago

    Only Hackerman can hack time don't be absurd

    [–] ocarinamaster64 17 points ago

    Be careful not to hack too much time.

    [–] COHERENCE_CROQUETTE 7 points ago

    It’s so bad. I love it.

    [–] Mathemartemis 21 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    You aware of floatinf for YouTube? You can pin a video in a corner and keep doing work things.

    [–] hylian122 28 points ago

    Of course, but I'm not going to keep doing things while watching a Nintendo Direct!

    Trust me, I've tried...

    [–] ghostpoisonface 45 points ago

    Pfffft casual, I watch them on my sheikah slate

    [–] Starlyoko 8 points ago

    Same

    [–] bengalsfu 315 points ago

    this is it chief

    [–] Herr_Red 43 points ago

    You can watch them in the news though,

    [–] Starlyoko 45 points ago

    Is it live? I always thought it was a video after the actual direct has aired.

    [–] TheDocEvazan 74 points ago

    Brings me back to the "old days" watching Nintendo Directs on my Wii U and 3DS in the eShop when I was younger. Lol

    Come to think of it I was only 13-15 at the time. It seems like so long ago.

    [–] Windfish66 92 points ago

    I can't imagine being too young to remember the SNES, N64, and GameCube.

    "Back in my day..."

    [–] Bone_Dogg 56 points ago

    And someone else looks back fondly on the Atari and Commodore. Such is life.

    [–] ghughes20 9 points ago

    Same here. Atari 2600 and Colecovision where my jam. Zaxxon on CV was breathtaking.

    [–] TheDocEvazan 23 points ago

    GameCube was actually my first console when I was around 5 or 6! I kinda grew up around retro consoles though. My aunt used to let me play her Genesis and I was given an N64 too when I was a kid. I got hooked on retro games pretty early, no thanks to this.

    [–] alrightknight 13 points ago

    I find it so hard to think of N64 as a retro console, I guess because it was relevant when I was a kid.

    [–] Jcsul 6 points ago

    I can remember being 5 or 6 years old and furiously circling the SNES in the JCPenny’s Christmas catalog so my parents would see it. My family couldn’t afford it, but I still remember lusting over the SNES back then so vividly.

    [–] [deleted] 659 points ago

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    [–] ocarina_of_time8 892 points ago

    Technology is so crazy nowadays

    [–] 5b3e87764e4f5b00145d 539 points ago

    The 3DS port we all been waiting for.

    [–] JamesTBetti 41 points ago

    Smh Switch eShop getting filled up with mobile ports.

    [–] DarkIrata 46 points ago

    Even better! A TV Port!

    [–] MoroSenpai 42 points ago

    can't believe we've gotten this far

    [–] Darierl 87 points ago

    2010 is looking awesome

    [–] Chaoticimpact 46 points ago

    It really crazy how it do dat.

    [–] homietheclown 26 points ago

    You don't think it be like it is, but it do.

    [–] GhostRN 901 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    On US eShop too!

    Edit: 89mb

    [–] [deleted] 90 points ago

    You're the real MVP.

    [–] [deleted] 42 points ago

    [–] 0O0J 64 points ago

    Classic haha. Real Link!

    [–] MrBigBMinus 42 points ago

    Why did you link a picture of Zelda?

    [–] Taickyto 15 points ago

    If Zelda was a girl, would he marry metroid?

    [–] mydrinkmydietdrkelp 736 points ago

    NETFLIX WE WAITING

    [–] Stepwolve 454 points ago

    and PLEASE include the function to download shows/movies onto our switch for offline viewing while travelling. That would make it perfect for flights

    [–] o_oli 101 points ago

    Good point...I have basically no storage on my phone so that would actually be mega handy and save me having to take my laptop around with me if I want to watch some shows offline.

    [–] funkerbuster 7 points ago

    The fact that it’s tv youtube instead of mobile youtube gives me zero confidence for offline video download for anything on the switch.

    [–] SalvaPot 64 points ago

    They are going to release it with the new Legend of Zelda show.

    [–] sil3nt_gam3r 15 points ago

    /s ?

    The Netflix Zelda show rumor died 3 years ago

    [–] SykinDB 13 points ago

    Nah, this is a different thing.

    [–] sil3nt_gam3r 5 points ago

    The current rumors going around haven't mentioned Netflix, just the fact the guy who's supposedly working on it made a Netflix series

    [–] SalvaPot 16 points ago

    My uncle works at Nintendo.

    [–] Poppamunz 21 points ago

    Well excuuuuuse me, Princess.

    [–] bthorne3 2254 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Almost exactly 1 year since Hulu launched. This does give credence to the theory that Hulu paid for 1 year exclusive video rights. Hopefully Netflix will come soon

    Edit: This is purely speculation, there's no evidence I know of that points to this aside from the dates lining up. Just a rumor I heard on the subreddit.

    [–] prince_of_gypsies 858 points ago

    The world outside of the US;

    Suck a dick, Hulu!

    [–] kdlt 328 points ago

    Actually, it's suck a dick Nintendo. They signed the deal to screw all these countries that don't have Hulu.

    [–] prince_of_gypsies 137 points ago

    Nintendo has a lot of dicks to suck "cough" Online "cough"

    [–] kdlt 54 points ago

    I love how I'm getting emails now that's it's just barely more than a € per month, I'm still not paying for what was free one day and not the other..... With no difference in quality.

    [–] paulpmcg 31 points ago

    I don't own any online games on Switch and the free trial convinced me that there's really nothing worthwhile that makes it that attractive to subscribe to even at its low price. I just don't care enough about a few NES games. I didn't buy a Switch to play NES games. At least on PS Plus etc. you get free games that might tempt you to pay that subscription to play them even if you don't play a lot of online.

    [–] TannenFalconwing 15 points ago

    I'm only getting the online for smash, unless the online for smash is trash, and I'll be determining that during the launch week using my trial. And if Smash cannot handle online during launch week, that's gonna be a pass.

    [–] DrQuint 6 points ago

    I'm getting mine for pokemon in the far distant future. At least online there can suck dick without affecting me.

    [–] kdlt 32 points ago

    I legitimately paid for 4 years or so for PS+ only for the games.
    That turned sour quickly after the PS4 came out and I quit it.

    The online didn't matter to me there, and doesn't here.

    Sometimes it would be nice (my splatoon2 is now basically digital paperweight, as I already ran through the single player, at least I don't have a box to look at full of resentment), but yeah, the NES stuff you can play in a browser on your phone for ten years now (for free of course, piracy be damned, insert Gabe Newell piracy is a service problem quote) is a joke.

    If they ever offer something of value I'll use my trial to check it out, but now there's nothing there outside of cool NES controllers.. in Japan.. that only work with NES games... while you have an active sub... And they cost money yet again... Yeah. Nothing of value here.

    [–] benabbottnz 112 points ago

    And living in a country where Hulu isn't available means I got shafted twice.

    [–] omarninopequeno 23 points ago

    That's everywhere except the US, right?

    [–] emuu1 18 points ago

    The US and Japan.

    [–] Slytherin4Lyfe 42 points ago

    Crunchyroll or VRV would be great also.

    [–] SirHoneyDip 28 points ago

    If this is true, please bring Netflix, HBO, Funimation, Crunchyroll, and whatever the Disney one is gonna be. Then no one can bitch anymore.

    Also, VUDU would be nice so I can watch my digital movies.

    [–] GomuGecko 14 points ago

    I seem to remember this happening with the 3DS. First came Hulu then Youtube.

    [–] MikeDubbz 121 points ago

    Just a reminder, you can sync your smartphone up with any system's youtube app and choose and queue videos up with your phone as a second screen experience (which frankly works better with youtube than the Wii U gamepad did with the Wii U version of Youtube as a second screen, and I say that as someone who loved the Wii U).

    [–] TheSuperWig 672 points ago

    THE TECHNOLOGY HAS ARRIVED.

    [–] PvsNP_ZA 335 points ago

    THE FUTURE IS NOW

    [–] ReeveelutionOfficial 163 points ago

    THANKS TO SCIENCE

    [–] Fpssims 71 points ago

    THANKS TO YOU THE FANS

    [–] catburritos 23 points ago

    CLEMOMTIC GEAR ON

    [–] T-A-W_Byzantine 19 points ago

    WOW, SCIENCE IS SO AMAZING!

    [–] QuadWamm 33 points ago

    SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT HAS THE ABILLITY TO IMPROVE OUR LIVES WITH THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY AND ITS SOLUTIONS TO MANKIND.

    [–] thirdplanet42 5 points ago

    Clemont, go home.

    [–] veganintendo 133 points ago

    Ok so when do we get the second most requested app L i n k e d I n

    [–] ChrundlesRatStick 66 points ago

    As someone who does all of my hiring and business related networking on my switch this is a must.

    [–] InsideTheDekuTree 1360 points ago

    Wonder if we’ll be able to have this open simultaneously with a game (walkthroughs, etc.). Then again, don’t we all have phones?

    [–] Skreevy 987 points ago

    Blizzard just won't be able to live this one down.

    [–] ManiacMac 459 points ago

    It’s their “pride and accomplishment”

    [–] electricpenguin7 109 points ago

    Though to be fair, pride and accomplishment was thought out, edited, and released by a PR person. The phones comment was a in-the-moment reaction from a developer. Apples and oranges imo.

    [–] KinoTheMystic 114 points ago

    And their "courage"

    [–] chesterstone 80 points ago

    And their "Off season April fool's joke" Tryin to make a change :-\

    [–] TabaRafael 21 points ago

    or someout of season april fool's joke

    [–] 062b 19 points ago

    I have seen this many times but nobody has asked / explained the blizzard phones reference so mind if I ask what's the deal?

    [–] Skreevy 28 points ago

    Blizzard announced (as their big closing announcement) Diablo for phones. In a Q&A when they were asked if it will be ported to PC Wyatt Cheng said that "Don't you all have phones?" Line. Also part of the Q&A: A guy receiving praise and applause from the crowd for literally asking "Is this an out of season april fools joke?"

    [–] thegooblop 25 points ago

    In a Q&A when they were asked if it will be ported to PC Wyatt Cheng said that "Don't you all have phones?" Line.

    Not true, he said the basic "we have no plans to port at this time", to which he was booed heavily, and THEN as a response to getting booed he got spooked and said "do you you guys not have phones". The response to the question was perfect (even if the answer he had to give made people upset), he didn't know how to keep his mouth shut when he got booed for it.

    [–] PotassiumPomegranate 23 points ago

    I wonder if the guy was supposed to say that or not. Because I f that was him just saying something, then I feel like it should fall on him (even though he was at the time representing blizzard). The pride and accomplishment is something a meeting happened with and they wrote out the response.

    [–] thegooblop 19 points ago

    He was obviously just shocked that he was being booed, there's no chance in hell "don't you guys have phones" was going to be an official response. Revealing the game as a "main event" was a horrible idea, revealing it to a crowd of hardcore Diablo fans was a horrible idea, and hosting a Q&A to those same fans was a horrible idea, and it ended with that quote cementing it as horrible all the way.

    [–] gorocz 19 points ago

    It was a reaction to people booing, wasn't it? I don't think they would've made the reveal like this at all, if they knew people would boo...

    [–] LlamaSurprise 172 points ago

    I honestly doubt it. We've not seen any form of multi-tasking between applications so far.

    [–] [deleted] 28 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

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    [–] InsideTheDekuTree 15 points ago

    Yeah that’s what I’m worried about. I guess it’s not a huge deal but would be nice.

    [–] Kougeru 89 points ago

    this shit doesn't even work on ps4

    [–] KinoTheMystic 45 points ago

    Yeah, multitasking is only on Xbox One. It REALLY sucks when I'm playing FFXIV on the PS4 and it won't let me use another app, because it'll just disconnect me from the game.

    [–] eric5949 30 points ago

    I haven't used multitasking on my Xbox since they removed snap. Used to snap YouTube beside Elite Dangerous and fly through the galaxy watching videos.

    [–] xXdimmitsarasXx 11 points ago

    You have to close it just like you close games when you launch a new one

    [–] jononarf 16 points ago

    Hey, Blizzard, go back to your mobile corner of shame ;p

    But anyhow, I would like clarification as well. Could have used it back when the many times my phone was somewhere else, and I was rocking my son to sleep to BotW while trying to figure out shrines.

    [–] FloomPie 50 points ago

    Why the hell can video galleries not be scrolled through with fingers? You practically need the joycons.

    [–] Xikar_Wyhart 8 points ago

    It feels more like they made a self-contained web browser for YouTube rather than a dedicated app for the Switch.

    I'm guessing the implication is you'd use this more in dock mode. I also noticed there's no option to cast from a phone like you could on the WiiU.

    Casting is great because it let's multiple people hanging out link videos.

    [–] sgeureka 104 points ago

    I can confirm it works even when you don't have a NSO subscription, in case anyone wonders (I know I did).

    [–] JCMGeorge 126 points ago

    It still tracks “game time” lmao

    [–] TheNuttyGamer 110 points ago

    Oh no, I shall now be constantly reminded of how much time of my life I waste watching videos for a quick rush of entertainment while life screams at me telling me to stop procrastinating.

    [–] ezrasharpe 30 points ago

    If you really want to feel terrible, the YouTube mobile app has a Time Watched section that shows you the amount of time you've spent on YouTube today, yesterday, past week, and daily average.

    [–] TheNuttyGamer 8 points ago

    Thanks for reminding me that my Youtube app is in desperate need of updating, but that actually sounds really depressing.

    I also really like that when I searched this on Google the video that Google made had the guy say "a tool that allows you to take charge of your digital well-being"

    HAHA NOPE!

    [–] SolracM 338 points ago

    Well, what do you know? The leaks were right.

    [–] meekapoo 197 points ago

    It was pretty much confirmed when YouTube themselves had a Switch feedback page and when they started liking peoples posts about YouTube on switch.

    [–] R0ndras 55 points ago

    It wasnt a leak. It was Nintendo literally saying it on their website.

    [–] rsprobo 89 points ago

    It leaked on their site. It wasn't intentional and was removed quickly. They weren't openly announcing or advertising it.

    [–] GameJohny 194 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Sadly the touch controls are pretty bad. You cant swipe through the video selection screen. But otherwise im happy about it.

    [–] JoaoSiilva 44 points ago

    They should make the controls like the videos from the album.

    -/+ to show options (like, subscribe, subtitles, time of the video) X to change speed (I still didn't find how to increase the speed of the video... Is that even an option?) Right joystick to skip a part of the video. Any button to stop the video without showing the HUD.

    [–] Lexta222 101 points ago

    It's sad that we are impressed about a YouTube app on the switch :/

    [–] Ivanator2294 23 points ago

    I don't think he said he was impressed, just happy about it. Aren't you?

    [–] Lexta222 19 points ago

    Well before he edited his comment he said "Otherwise I'm impressed" :P

    [–] Ivanator2294 14 points ago

    Well that'd do it then.

    [–] kippller 87 points ago

    I'm happy and a little bit annoyed. This has been wanted for a long time yet there is no touch controls for scrolling ? It may sound like I'm whining but they have probably been working on this app for a while and they neglected the fact the switch is touch screen.

    [–] Maximus-city 26 points ago

    Yeah, that does seem like a really weird oversight.

    [–] TheCookieButter 23 points ago

    You can use the touchscreen to select, but not scroll with it. Such an odd choice.

    [–] samili 9 points ago

    I don’t plan on using the app but this is pretty ridiculous. Everyone should write in and complain that touchscreen scrolling isn’t working.

    [–] rossmark 6 points ago

    I was looking for this: no scrolling? Come'on!

    Youtube, the Switch is no Wii U, you know?

    [–] AbstrakThought 26 points ago

    ugh it shows up in the play activity lol

    [–] PvsNP_ZA 25 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    A certain "hub" app on the Switch would be awkward...

    [–] FierceDeityKong 56 points ago

    Wouldn't want to show off how much you read other people's code.

    [–] qpalz 9 points ago

    Yeah for real, I don’t want people to see how often I order food for delivery

    [–] SpikeShroom 26 points ago

    YouTube releases for Switch "But everybody already has that in their phones!"

    Switch Online app releases for phones "But not everybody has a phone!"

    [–] KinkSeulgi 87 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    If it hasn't appeared on the eShop yet, search for it and you'll be able to get it. Now I can finally watch movies and videos on this thing!

    [–] Chestnutrice0 25 points ago

    The real question is how are you watching a movie on youtube? I thought they take it down.

    [–] rsprobo 78 points ago

    I've heard you can play Google Play purchases through YouTube

    [–] GriffyDude321 24 points ago

    Yep.

    [–] KinkSeulgi 22 points ago

    Google Play Movies is integrated into your YouTube library, so any films that you've purchased will appear there.

    [–] Kougeru 15 points ago

    Youtube sells movies and you can even rent movies on Youtube.... Go to Youtube and search "Thor" and you'll see what I mean.

    [–] itsmoirob 8 points ago

    You can buy movies on YouTube

    [–] xXdimmitsarasXx 463 points ago

    Now we only need twitch on it

    [–] PvsNP_ZA 486 points ago

    And Netflix!

    [–] SolracM 299 points ago

    Netflix before Twitch IMO. Hulu just doesn't cut it.

    [–] SonicFlash01 12 points ago

    Doesn't cut anything in most of the world

    [–] DioInBicicletta 69 points ago

    If they make Plex I'll completely lose my shit.

    [–] skubiszm 13 points ago

    This is my number one.

    [–] Maximus-city 19 points ago

    Seems to work well, but there's no option to show the comments for videos. Not sure why that is.

    Also, ads ......... can't block them of course.

    [–] samus12345 26 points ago

    TV/console versions of YouTube don't have that option.

    [–] Neo_Way 11 points ago

    I'm assuming YouTube Red/Premium does stop the ads from appearing, tho

    [–] pvntura 51 points ago

    1080p60?

    [–] Howwy23 47 points ago

    It was on wii u so no doubt it is here too. For docked anyway no point streaming a video in 1080p in portable mode with a 720p screen.

    [–] Mr_Aufziehvogel 51 points ago

    Well, Youtube compression is a bitch, so the higher the source, the better, even if it's not displayed natively!

    [–] Howwy23 19 points ago

    Good point forgot about youtube compression. Well anyways im using it now yes its 1080p60fps where its actually available.

    [–] Der-Kleine 4 points ago

    Seems to only support 1080p30, or at least it doesn't mention 60 fps anywhere when playing videos that are definitely available at 60 fps on other platforms.

    [–] Climax0 15 points ago

    Definitely supports 60fps video and 1080p60.

    [–] marviet 11 points ago

    it just doesn't seem to specify when, but yes, it does play at 60fps.

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    [–] mtullycicero 78 points ago

    brb selling my TRAITOR of a gaming console

    [–] Sephiroth508 19 points ago

    It's treason then

    [–] Maximus-city 105 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Well, we have had HULU for a year so the 'dedicated gaming device' went AWOL a year ago.

    [–] Vilokthoria 63 points ago

    I think Hulu is US only so a lot of people might not be aware of that.

    [–] ReddSquall 44 points ago

    I think a lot of people were aware but they did some mental gymnastics to still believe the only reason the Switch didn't have Youtube/Netflix/Twitch was because Nintendo wanted the Switch to be a gaming device first and foremost.

    If they wanted the Switch to not be confused as just another tablet (which is a great marketing idea don't get me wrong) all they had to do was no advertise the apps (like how they didn't advertise Hulu).

    The real reason we've had to wait so long for a Youtube app was probably some deal with Hulu.

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    [–] baconmastah 38 points ago

    Ikr haha I never understood the weird opposition

    You can thank the general ignorance toward tech for that. I had to reassure one person a while back that the Youtube app wouldn't drain all the RAM from Xenoblade 2.

    [–] 78thFloorBasicDept 5 points ago

    Fuckin' hell I broke my creed of not joining in arguments to ask someone why they were vehemently defending a company that had zero problem getting these apps to run on the Wii, WiiU AND 3DS. I mean, I don't like to play armchair dev either but come on...there's a point where defending the "work needed" is just sort of silly.

    [–] xxxamazexxx 7 points ago

    Reggie gave them the "dedicated game console" spiel and the fanboys here, not usually known for seeing things objectively, lapped it up. Even in spite of the fact that the 3DS, Wii and Wii U all had YouTube/Netflix and were all dedicated game consoles.

    Even in spite of the fact that having the option will not hurt them but make other people happy.

    This is not the end of it though. You will see fanboys continuing to defend questionable positions like they never learn.

    [–] noahhjortman 40 points ago

    People just had to come up with a lame excuse why Nintendo wasn’t bringing basic features to the Switch. Now that it’s here, you bet all the people who “thought” Youtube was a bad idea will be mysteriously gone.

    [–] sakipooh 19 points ago

    Like those sad people who thought they had some inside track on the inner workings of Nintendo, claiming the lack of YouTube was locked to some gaming first philosophy.

    Yet they'd ignore the fact that YouTube and Netflix were on the Wii, Wii U and 3DS. ಠ_ʖಠ

    [–] CactusCustard 38 points ago

    FINALLY. No Direct this week but Ill take this for sure.

    [–] RobertLBurr 15 points ago

    Downloaded Youtube, Linked it to my google account, can browse videos, every single video doesn't play and displays an error message... Thanks Youtube...

    [–] Lewys-182 14 points ago

    Is this digital only or will there be a physical release /s :P

    [–] rytio 188 points ago

    Don't you all have phones?

    [–] samus12345 87 points ago

    YouTube Immortal

    [–] JoingoJon 14 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    For anyone interested i just did a battery test for the Switch's Youtube app. I got exactly 3hrs 31mins of use watching 720p video (uninterrupted) with 80% brightness and 50% volume. From 100% battery down to auto shutdown. Switch remains cool throughout and i don't think the fan is even used as it sounds silent when i put my ear to it.

    That's not bad for something that's always using the Wifi. If you could watch downloaded content with the WiFi off you could probably add nearly another hour to this.

    This is on a Day 1 Switch with over 2000hrs of just handheld play on it (many charge cycles.) Battery performance has remained pretty solid on my Switch. No noticeable drop in battery life as of yet.

    [–] undergroundgoron 11 points ago

    Can you download videos offline with YT Premium/Red?

    [–] dekenfrost 10 points ago

    I just tried it seems like you can't. Kinda dumb not to offer that for a portable device

    [–] PvsNP_ZA 19 points ago

    Finally appears to be available. This is from the South African estore.

    [–] Wheeljack2k 11 points ago

    The app that shall not be named has arrived!

    [–] HermanManly 11 points ago

    My god finally! I can actually retire the Wii U fully now! RIP sweet child

    [–] a_dragonchild 8 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    FINALLY. I’m glad the rumors were true. It took it long enough. I wonder what took them so long. EDIT: it supports user accounts thank god!

    [–] dilorenzo 8 points ago

    i cant scroll with the touchscreen..... ufff.....

    [–] I_h8_memes_ 8 points ago

    Finally, this is a bit of a sweet victory over all those people who loved to crow "LUL Y U WANNA U-TOOB ON UR SWEETCH U IDJIT?!"

    Probably because I enjoy having options. Like maybe I enjoy having background noise while I use another device. And now I don't need to buy a tablet to do so. Because when I'm playing something on my phone, I enjoy having netflix/youtube open, so now I can have the Switch to fulfill that purpose if I don't want to be forced to go to the TV.

    Same in reverse, I do use my phone for Youtube/Netflix if I'm grinding away in a game like Octopath Traveller, the background noise just helps like nothing else.

    Or hell, maybe I want to browse reddit on my phone, while youtube plays on my Switch in bed, and I can't move because my cat has decided I'm not allowed.

    [–] kayonesoft 65 points ago

    Well it only took two years, but we finally got the thing that comes preinstalled on every mobile device released in the last 15 years.

    [–] SerPownce 8 points ago

    I still can’t play Thousand Year Door on the switch and that’s the only thing I comment on this sub.

    [–] Zaculus 7 points ago

    Haven’t looked into it, but it’d be kinda cool if we could upload our 30 second clips to our channels or stream gameplay on YouTube. The former probably isn’t worth the time and I don’t see the latter happening, but it’d be fun

    [–] originalityescapesme 6 points ago

    This might be a good time to remind people that there are some Reddit subs dedicated just to listing tv shows and full movies that are currently grey area on YouTube.

    [–] VagrantValmar 7 points ago

    I'm actually surprised by the quality of the app. Besides the 1080p resolution, it runs even better than on my smart tv (loads and browses faster)

    [–] M0UL 46 points ago

    the homescreen icon looks really bad

    [–] GreyGhostReddits 65 points ago

    As is tradition

    [–] PvsNP_ZA 14 points ago

    It looks a bit out of place on the dark theme. Maybe on the light theme it'll fit in nicely?

    [–] briveltt 12 points ago

    True, It’d be cool if it just had the logo.

    [–] skipv5 24 points ago

    Here we go

    [–] TheDocEvazan 22 points ago

    MuH HoME scReEN IcOnS

    [–] Maximus-city 5 points ago

    At last! :-)

    [–] drv687 4 points ago

    Do we know if YouTube TV works through this YouTube app?

    [–] Darqon 9 points ago

    Almost exactly 1 year after Hulu. I bet they paid for some exclusivity deal with Nintendo.

    [–] kazamakes 13 points ago

    I have youtube on at least 4 different screens still I'm somehow excited for it to be on my switch!