How to Watch Netflix on Nintendo Switch

Since we all know there are so many funny and interesting games like Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda, Paper Mario, Nintendo Switch is not just to play games. You can also watch videos on Nintendo Switch like Netflix videos.

As the most popular video streaming service, Netflix supports a large number of movies, dramas, series and TV shows on various platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, and multiple streaming devices like Nintendo Switch, Firestick, Roku, and much more.

Currently, apps like YouTube and Hulu are officially available on Nintendo Switch. However, Nintendo Switch does not officially support Netflix but still millions of users already enjoy Netflix on it. That is to say, you can't install Netflix officially from Nintendo e-Shop, for the Netflix application is unavailable on Nintendo e-Shop. If you want to stream Netflix on Nintendo Switch, how to do?

Play Netflix on Nintendo Switch

Generally speaking, there are two solutions to help users play Netflix movies, TV shows, original series on Nintendo Switch.

Solution 1. Install Netflix on Nintendo Switch

Obviously the Netflix application is unavailable on Nintendo e-Shop. It is impossible to search Netflix and install from Nintendo e-Shop to Nintendo Switch. In order to Get Netflix on Switch, you have to first set up Nintendo Switch on your TV and then install Netflix. Just follow the next steps.

Step 1: Open the back cover of the Nintendo Switch Dock.

Step 2: Connect the USB plug from the Nintendo Switch to the AC adapter and then connect the other end of the AC adapter to a wall outlet.

Step 3: Connect one end of the HDMI cable into the terminal of HDMI OUT and then connect the other end into an HDMI port on your TV.

Step 4: Turn on the TV and choose the correct HDMI input.

Step 5: Launch Nintendo Switch on your TV and open the home menu option.

Step 6: Once the Nintendo Switch is launched on your TV, open it with its login credentials.

Step 7: Go to the home screen and select the e-shop icon.

Step 8: Once the e-shop store is opened, select the box next to the search bar to get the on-screen keyboard.

Step 9: Enter Netflix on the search box and then click OK.

Step 10: Select Netflix application from the search result.

Step 11: Install the Netflix application and sign in with your Netflix ID to enjoy endless streaming.

Solution 2 Watch Netflix Downloads on Nintendo Switch

If you don't like the above complicated process, or you don't have a TV to connect, the solution is a wise choice. Even we can't install Netflix app on Nintendo Switch and watch videos via Netflix app, we can try to download Netflix videos and then upload to Hulu so as to play them on Nintendo Switch.

Kigo Netflix Video Downloader is a plain Netflix video downloading tool to help users download movies, TV shows, original series, documentaries from Netflix to pc and save to MP4 format as to play most popular video player and devices. All the subtitle and audio track will be kept with your downloading. And it supports up to 1080p quality downloading (This depends your subscription plan). Moreover, users can extract and save subtitles from Netflix video as a separate .srt file in order to use it outside of Netflix.

Netflix Video Downloader
  • Support downloading movies, TV shows and original series in MP4 or MKV.
  • All and some the audio tracks and subtitles will be kept.
  • Download up to 1080p HD videos.
  • Support H.265 and H.264.
  • Fast speed and easy to operate.

Firstly, click the above Download button to download the latest version of Kigo Netflix Downloader and install.

Step 1 Launch the Netflix Downloader and search the video to download.

There are three methods to add Netflix videos to download. Just choose one for you.

  • 1. Search with keywords or title to add.
  • 2. Copy and paste video url to add.
  • 3. Drag the video url to the program.
Search Dark TV Series

Step 2 Set the audio track and subtitle.

After you click "Download" icon, it will pop up a new window. Click "Advanced Download" to set the output quality, subtitle and audio track.

Advanced Settings to download Netflix

If you don't use Kigo Netflix Downloader ever, you need to login with your Netflix account to go on downloading.

Step 3 Start downloading.

After the settings, just click the "Download" button to start your Netflix downloading.

Downloading Dark TV Series

Step 4 Play Netflix Downloads on Nintendo Switch with Plex.

After the download, you can find the downloaded files from the library - show in finder. To play the downloaded Netflix videos successfully, just choose the Plex Media Server to play your downloaded videos on Nintendo Switch.

Step 1. Open the official website of Plex Media Server. Press the Download button to download it on your computer. Then install it properly according to the prompts from the software.

Step 2. Launch the Plex Media Server, import the downloaded Netflix videos.

Step 3. Type the URL of your Plex in the address bar of Nintendo Switch's web browser, you will find the videos in Plex, then just click on the video you want to start playing.


Whaever solution you choose, just to watch Netflix on Nintendo Switch is the first target. Why not to take a try and play Netflix videos on your Nintendo Switch.

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