Two Proved Methods to Watch Netflix on Nintendo Switch [2024]

Written by Ashley Rowell
Last updated Mar 12, 2024 / Category: Howto & Guides

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.

Can You Download and Watch Netflix on Nintendo Switch?

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.

Watch Netflix Videos on Nintendo Switch with Netflix App

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.

Offline Watch Netflix on Nintendo Switch without App

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.

***Please note that the software interface may be updated and we recommend checking the official tutorial for the latest instructions.

Before the start, click to download and install the latest version of Kigo Netflix Video Downloader on your PC, and then follow the next guide to download Netflix video in HD MP4 on your computer.

Step 1. Sign in to Netflix Account, and Choose Output Settings.

Click to launch Kigo, and sign in to Netflix account. After your login, click the "setting" icon to set the output format (MP4 / MKV), output quality(Low, Medium, and High), audio track language, subtitle language, output folder and so on.

output settings

Step 2. Add Video You Want to Download.

Enter the video title and search it in the search box.

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When you locate the video you wish to download, click on it. Subsequently, the "Download" button in the bottom right corner will shift from gray to green; proceed to click on it.

search stranger things to download

Step 3. Customize "Advanced Download" Setting.

Once the TV show is listed on Kigo, you can select the season and episodes to download. You can also download the whole seasons one time.

select stranger things to download

Click the "Advanced Download" in the lower left corner of the window to set it with more specific settings. Here you can set the video quality with different bitrates, audio track with different audio quality, and subtitles with three modes for you to choose.

Advanced download settings

Step 4. Start Downloading Netflix Video to Computer.

When all the settings are completed, now you can click "Download" to start to download Stranger Things Season 4 to your computer in HD MP4 format.

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Step 5. Watch Netflix on Switch with Plex Media Player.

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.


To watch Netflix on Nintendo Switch, you can use third-party apps or the built-in browser. While not as simple as on other devices, it's possible with some effort. Consider exploring the options mentioned in this post if you're a Netflix enthusiast who wants to watch on the go. Additionally, Kigo Netflix Video Downloader can help you download and watch Netflix videos offline on Nintendo Switch in HD MP4 or MKV format.

Ashley Rowell
Ashley Rowell
Staff Writer

Ashley Rowell, a senior staff writer, is an expert in video and audio subjects, specializing in streaming video and audio conversion, downloading, and editing. She has a deep understanding of the video/audio settings for various devices and platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, Hulu, YouTube, etc, allowing for customized media files to meet your specific needs.

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