Crunchyroll comes to Nintendo Switch and beats Netflix

Crunchyroll, the anime, manga, and drama distribution, publishing, production, and streaming licensing service, has arrived on Nintendo Switch. The American application is now available in the Nintendo store and all followers of the content offered by the app will be able to start enjoying all the publications, including the second season of Demon Slayer.

Curiously, There is no Netflix app for Switch of the most anticipated streaming platforms by users of the Japanese company’s console, for which Crunchyroll won the race for who came first to the Nintendo device.

Since the morning of this Thursday, December 17, Crunchyroll has been downloaded by thousands of users from the Switch eShop, offering anime fans the possibility of watching different programs in docked, desktop or portable mode.

How much is Crunchyroll worth?

While the app is free to download, you need to purchase one of Crunchyroll’s premium plans to stream shows on multiple devices or watch offline. Plans are contracted from $7.99 per month.

Premium subscribers can watch series offline, which makes it a perfect service for long trips, aiming for a more complete experience compared to Crunchyroll’s version on other platforms. There are still constant claims and complaints from Apple TV users, who claim that the app is “particularly unbearable to use”.

Nintendo has sold more than 100 million Switches worldwide, but it’s still not considered an ideal console for streaming. Even with the addition of Crunchyroll, there still aren’t too many streaming services available, and for now it only offers Hulu, YouTube, Twitch and, exclusively in Japan, Niconico.

There is no word yet on when Netflix will finally be added to the Nintendo Switch. In the past, the Japanese company has said it’s willing to bring the streaming app to the console, but that hasn’t materialized yet.

For now, Switch users, with Crunchyroll, will be able to catch up on episodes of Naruto, Tokyo Revengers, among other shows.