Best answer: Yes, the highly anticipated streaming service will be coming to Nintendo Switch eventually, but it won’t be available at launch.
A Disney presentation from earlier this year explained that the new Disney+ streaming service would be coming to a wide range of platforms including the Nintendo Switch. However, the presentation further explained that only a few of these platforms would have access to the service at launch on Nov. 12, 2019. Unfortunately, Nintendo Switch is not one of these platforms.
Platforms that will have Disney+ on Nov. 12:
It’s unfortunate that Disney+ won’t be coming to Switch for a while, given that it will be launching right away on Xbox One and Playstation 4. However, this isn’t completely unexpected. After all, it took awhile for Hulu and YouTube to make it on Nintendo Switch and Netflix still isn’t available.
With that in mind, I’m just happy that it’s coming to the Switch at all. It might take a little longer than we like, but Switch gamers will eventually be able to enjoy watching their favorite movies and classic TV shows along with the host of new shows Disney has created for the service at launch. At present, we don’t know when this streaming service will make its way to the Switch and Switch Lite, however, we’ll keep on top of this and update information as soon as we learn more.
Having Disney+ on your Nintendo Switch just feels right. I mean, Mickey Mouse and Mario are some of the most iconic characters in the world. On top of that, the cartoony styling of most Nintendo games lends itself to the Disney style, and since the Nintendo Switch tends to pull a larger child audience than other consoles, it just makes sense for kids to be able to watch their favorite Disney shows and movies on a Switch.
This isn’t just something that kids will benefit from. A large portion of Nintendo Switch users are teenagers and adults. My frequent trips to Disneyland have taught me that people of all ages enjoy Disney, and my frequent trips outside of my house have also taught me that people of all ages love playing Nintendo Switch. I know that once Disney+ makes its way onto the Switch many gamers will be watching on the Switch or Switch Lite’s portable, decent-sized screen.
Dreams come true
This streaming service will house all of Disney’s classic movies and shows. There will also be brand new content for various franchises, including Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and The Simpsons.