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How To Watch Netflix on Nintendo Switch 2022 [3 methods]

Nintendo Switch is a popular Hybrid gaming console developed by Nintendo. It is an eighteenth-generation console competing with Xbox One and PS4 and PS5. It is not just about racing against Bowser and Wario in “Mario Kart” and fighting sequences in the “Legend of Zenda”. You can do much more than this like streaming Netflix and other streaming platforms on Nintendo Switch. It seems that there would be no barrier that Netflix should be available on the switch, as there is such a huge demand for streaming video services on video game consoles. Nintendo Switch supports many favorite streaming services, like Youtube, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and more. But unfortunately, for now, the Netflix app is not available on Switch e-shop. However, when there is a will there’s a way. In this article, you will find different workarounds on How to watch Netflix on switch or How to stream Netflix on Switch.

Most of you already know what Netflix is, but for those who don’t have any idea, Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming services. You can watch your favorite seasons, movies, and TV shows. 

Stream Netflix on Switch

Netflix is currently supported on many platforms like Windows, iOS, and Android as well as on various streaming devices that include, Roku, firestick, and also Nintendo. Currently, only Youtube and Hulu are officially available on the Nintendo e-shop. However, irrespective of the unavailability of Netflix on Nintendo Switch, still there are millions of users watching and enjoying Netflix on it. Let’s have a look at how these millions of users are doing it.

Steps to get Netflix on Switch

There are two easy ways to watch Netflix on Nintendo Switch, follow the steps listed down below to stream Netflix on Nintendo Switch:

  1. Firstly, on your TV, set up Nintendo Switch.
  2. Next, Install and Sign in or Sign up for your Netflix Account.

How to Get Netflix on Switch [Method 1]

Netflix is not available for download on the Nintendo Switch E-shop, currently. As mentioned on the official website, Netflix is only supported by Nintendo’s 3D which includes Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and New Nintendo 3DS XL. Also, it is available for download for Nintendo Wii U. Below is the detailed guide on how to set up the Nintendo Switch on TV and How to install it. Scroll down to see how you can do it.

Steps to Setup Nintendo Switch on your TV

  1. First, open the back cover of the dock.
  2. Connect your Nintendo switch USB plug to the adaptor and another end of the adaptor to the wall outlet.
  3. Now, connect one end of the HDMI cable to the Nintendo Switch terminal of HDMI OUT and connect the other end to your TV in the HDMI port.
  4. Open your TV and select the correct HDMI input.
  5. Launch the Nintendo switch on your Television
  6. Head to the Home menu option.

Steps to Install Netflix on Switch

  1. Once you have launched Nintendo Switch on your TV, open and log in to your account.
  2. Head to the home screen and select the e-shop icon to open the e-shop.
  3. After you have opened the e-shop store, tap on the box next to the search bar.
  4. Now, enter Netflix on the Search bar and tap ok.
  5. Choose the Netflix app from the search results.
  6. Install the app and sign in using your Netflix login credentials.

Finally, you can enjoy endless streaming of Netflix on the Nintendo Switch.
I hope this method is working for you as it is working for many people without causing them any issues. I also recommend you to have a look at some of the best standup comedies on Netflix to enjoy the Netflix streaming experience on Switch.

How to Get Netflix on Switch [Method 2]

If still, you are not getting access to watch your favorite Netflix movies and dramas on Nintendo Switch, we are here with another method to make you one of those many people who are having additional usage of their Switch console.

By following the steps I have mentioned below you can switch from playing games to watching all your favorite series, and shows on Netflix.

Here is how to get Netflix on Switch:

  1. In order to watch Netflix on Nintendo Switch, you will need to access the hidden web browser on Netflix first.
  2. Then locate Internet settings, and connect wifi.
  3. Now, select change settings
  4. Locate DNS settings and select manual.
  5. Now enter under primary DNS.

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Finally, you can enjoy binge-watching your favorite Netflix shows on Switch.



1. This process requires patience, if you don’t succeed in getting access in the first attempt, try it twice.
2. Enter the DNS number provided above in the secondary DNS, on a second attempt.
3. Reset both of your router and the Switch if you encounter any initial or ongoing error.

How to Get Netflix on Switch using Android [Method 3]

Making your switch work for both gaming and movies is a great accomplishment. If the 2 methods as mentioned earlier are not working for you in any case, there is an ultimate method too. Below is the method listed which I am calling ultimate because it will surely make your Switch bifunctional, but it has some disadvantages too.

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The method is to install Android on the Nintendo Switch to download Netflix. This will enable you to enjoy tons of benefits but of course some disadvantages too. By installing android you will be having an entirely new device having many new capabilities. Not only can you now enjoy watching Netflix movies, but also you can have access to a plethora of apps like Spotify, game emulators twitch and any other app that you can have on android.

One other main and highly desirable advantage is that you can have an option to connect your headset via Bluetooth which is not available on Nintendo Switch normally.



This method is neither an Official method nor is it supported or endorsed by Nintendo. It involves a third party to install Android on Switch and at your own risk. However, there is a great possibility that this method can harm your switch. But till the time of writing this there is no such case yet.

Scroll down to know how to watch Netflix on Nintendo Switch using this ultimate method.

  1. First download ROM (Android)
  2. Choose an image that suits the space of your SD card.
  3. Now write an image to your SD card.
  4. Don’t extract the image, a compressed one will work too.
  5. Now, ignore the progress bar graphics error as this error is usual.
  6. Wait for around 60 minutes patiently as this could potentially take up to 60 minutes.
  7. Then download Gapps, Android 8.1 (Use ARM64 from the OpenGapps)
  8. Place your file on the first partition of your SD card.
  9. Download the “shield-icier” zip and place it on your SD card.
  10. Now you have to load Hekate and hold VOL + while selecting android configuration to boot to TWRP.
  11. Mount in TWRP and flash Gapps zip.
  12. Once the installation of Gapps is finished, wipe the cache.
  13. Now, reboot to Hekate and then boot to Android.
  14. Finally, your initial step is over, install the Nvidia step to complete the process.

You will face some minor errors like switching deep sleep mode is not working or lack of auto-rotation, as LineageOS 15.1 is not designed for the Nintendo Switch. If you are not experienced with the ROMS, then we suggest you take a deep dig into ROMs before proceeding with this method.

What Streaming Services are Accessible on the Nintendo Switch?

It is not impossible but quite a process to stream Netflix on the Switch, there are other streaming services available.

Right now, you may download the YouTube app from the e-Shop and view free or premium content. Then, Hulu is also accessible to download through the e-Shop; you will need to have a paid membership to watch via Hulu.

It is possible that there will be more streaming services available on the Switch e-Shop soon, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and more.

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Nintendo Switch Problems after Installing Netflix

A few things may become apparent to you over time. And it’s ideal if you’re aware of them or at least realize they’re nothing out of the norm if you’re already experiencing these troubles before you install Netflix on Nintendo Switch.

Due to the additional processing required, your Switch battery may drain more quickly. Also, certain applications won’t be able to utilize your Joycons.

Because you’ll be streaming Netflix through the Google Play Store. Using the Switch as a tablet, some of the Switch’s gaming capabilities will be diminished.

Android Apps on Nintendo’s Switch

The Nintendo Switch will become an Android tablet if you install Android on it. That being said, it’s still possible to play games on the Switch using the console’s native OS. However, the Google Play Store may be accessed when the computer is started in Android mode. In addition to Netflix, Android applications may be installed.

It would be ideal if the Switch had native compatibility for Netflix, but anyone willing to take a chance can transform their console into an Android tablet that can run Netflix and much more. Running Android on the Nintendo Switch is a fascinating venture for several reasons. Playing a wide variety of games, from Android natives to PC games streamed using Steam Link, is now possible. With Android installed, you can now use your Switch to browse the web, send emails, and do other office tasks.

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Even though Netflix is now unavailable on the Nintendo Switch, you may install Android OS and then run Netflix. Also, Netflix is accessible on the web, as well as a variety of other streaming services. Any movie or TV show you wish to watch is probably already accessible on Youtube or Hulu, which you can simply download on Nintendo Switch.

Will the Netflix be on Nintendo Switch in the Future?

Yes, there is a good chance that the Netflix app will be available for the switch in the future. In the past, companies have had discussions about this. One of the officials told the journalist  “As Nintendo’s official announcement about this is on hold due to some technical reasons”. We don’t have any idea what is the reason behind this hold, but we will update you once there will be an official announcement.

What streaming services are available on the Nintendo Switch e-shop?

You can’t have Netflix on the E-shop store but You can find Youtube, Hulu, and other supported apps.

Can You Watch Netflix on Other Nintendo Consoles?

For many years Netflix app was available on the Nintendo Wii console but this option was also suspended back in September 2019. However, you can still enjoy Netflix on the Nintendo Wii U console.

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