Watch Netflix and YouTube On Your Nintendo Switch

Playing games might not be the only thing you’ll be doing in your Nintendo Switch soon.

This secret but not-so-secret news came as a surprise since there was no mention of it at the E3. But it seems like the Nintendo Switch may soon have support for Netflix and Youtube.

While the Switch comes with WiFi capabilities and a web browser, it doesn’t support streaming applications. Hulu is the only streamer available in the console and has been since last year. However, this is only available for users in the US and Japan.

But that might soon change. Spotted by Reddit user DevCakes, new Switch listings for Netflix, YouTube and Hulu, have appeared on Best Buy’s website. The information has since been removed but not before a screenshot was done.

Under the heading “Smart Enabled”, BestBuy promises access to “a world of instant entertainment” with Nintendo Switch.

“Just connect to the Internet and stream movies, listen to music, and access a wide variety of other content.”

Below the description were the three logos of Netflix, Hulu and Youtube as examples.

BestBuy has since responded to the leak saying that it was an error. Do you believe them?

 

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Electronic shopping thru Apple’s Siri at BestBuy

Wolfram Alpha announced that they have a new capability that would enable their subscribers to view Best Buy’s online shop via iPhone 4S Siri using only their voices.

Apple has stated that they are aggressively trying to expand Siri’s ability as a voice assistant on the iPhone 4S. Wolfram Alpha’s latest pronouncement is an independent upgrade and not from the phone maker.

According to Wolfram Alpha blog reports, the company is leveraging data from the public API’s of Best Buy that enables customers to send queries to the retailer’s database.

The searach provider said, “we’ve taken the strengths we’ve developed in math, science and soicioeconomic data and created something equally unique and useful for online shoppers.”

Using Siri or the web, users can look for a product, may it be specific or broad, and receive reports about the product and its features, price, availability, price comparison with similar models and user ratings.

The company also added that users can shop for products specific to their needs.

The Best Buy data is only currently available in the U.S.

Image Credit: Cultofmac.com