Crunchyroll now has something Netflix doesn’t: a Switch app

Crunchyroll has arrived on Nintendo Switch just in time for those of you waiting to binge demon slayer season 2 on the way.

Starting today, Crunchyroll will be available for free download on the Switch eShop. You can watch anime on your Switch in docked, tabletop, or handheld mode while premium subscribers can watch shows offline, making it perfect for long trips. Hopefully it will be a much improved experience compared to the Crunchyroll app on other platforms. The Apple TV version is particularly painful to use.

Even with the addition of Crunchyroll, there still aren’t too many streaming services available on the Switch. So far, the console is lagging behind PlayStation and Xbox which only offer Hulu, YouTube, Twitch and, exclusively in Japan, Niconico.

It’s still unclear when Netflix will finally be added to the Switch. In the past, Nintendo has said it’s open to bringing the streaming service to the console, but that hasn’t materialized yet. For now, between the roguelike underworld and the addition of Crunchyroll, Switch users can finally have the power of God and animates on their side.


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