The official Netflix customer service Twitter account tweeted on Sunday that the company had no plans to bring a Netflix app to the Nintendo Switch. However, today Netflix is walking that statement back, saying that the company is still in discussions with Nintendo to make Netflix on Switch a reality.
The initial tweet starting this confusion came after Twitter user @NintendoScreenz asked the company "Is there any word on when Netflix may be launching on the Nintendo Switch? The demand is high! We are eagerly awaiting its launch."
Then, @Netlflixhelps responded with "Hey there! There are currently no plans for Netflix on Nintendo Switch. We appreciate your feedback on it!"
This reply has since been deleted from the account, but you can find a screen capture of the conversation below, courtesy of Polygon.
However, while the initial tweet has been deleted, there are other instances where the same customer service rep has made this claim that has not yet been deleted from Twitter, including:
The next day, Polygon reached out to Netflix for a comment and got a response saying that the tweet from earlier was not entirely accurate. While Netflix currently has nothing new to announce about the possibility of an app coming to the Nintendo Switch, that doesn't mean that there isn't still a chance.
A spokesperson from Netflix told Polygon that the company is continuing to discuss Netflix coming to Switch.
We are still exploring the opportunity with Nintendo, but don’t have definitive plans to share at this time.It seems that at the end of the day, we are still right where we started, not knowing if Netflix will ever come to the Switch. However, you may find comfort knowing that Netflix and Nintendo have not given up on this possibility just yet.
Currently, the Nintendo Switch is lacking in terms of video streaming options. When the system launched in March, it had zero streaming services. Since then, Nintendo has only managed to bring Hulu to the console. However, it seems that none of this managed to dampen the magical year that Nintendo had in 2017.