OTT platforms are all the rage now, and there’s proof to that. According to Statista, the OTT industry revenue reached $84.76 billion in 2019, and that number is expected to almost double by 2024. That just goes to show how popular VOD is. After all, who doesn’t enjoy having access to their favorite TV shows and movies from just about anywhere?
Such accessibility wouldn’t have been possible without a wide variety of means of accessing OTT services. But one platform, in particular, happened to have garnered widespread popularity — gaming consoles.
According to a 2017 survey, 88.6% of console owners were also subscribed to a minimum of one OTT service. With that in mind, it shouldn’t be surprising that gaming consoles dominated the OTT platform market.
But do you set up your favorite OTT services on your gaming devices? That’s what we’re here to find out! Stay tuned to learn how to set up OTT services on your gaming consoles.
You can set up Netflix on your PS4 if you already have a Netflix account in a few simple steps:
You are now logged in to your Netflix account on your PlayStation 4 and can watch your favorite series and films on your console.
If you already own a Hulu account, all you’ll need to do to watch your favorite shows is to download the Hulu app on your PS4. Here’s how you can do that:
Now all you have to do is start the Hulu app, sign in to your account, and enjoy your favorite shows!
You need to be subscribed to Amazon Video to be able to use it on your PS4. If you are, it takes but a few simple steps to set it up:
If you have a Disney+ account, you can begin watching it on your PS4 in no time. Here’s how you can set it up:
Now you can freely enjoy all Disney+ shows on your PS4!
If you own an HBO GO account, you can start enjoying your favorite shows on your PS4 immediately. All you have to do is follow these steps:
If you don’t have an HBO GO account, you can create one at your local HBO GO website.
If you have a Netflix account, you can set up the service on your Xbox One without much hassle. Here’s how:
That’s all! Now you can enjoy all the fantastic shows Netflix has to offer on your Xbox One.
Everyone with a Hulu account can enjoy the entirety of their services over their Xbox One. You just have to follow a few simple steps:
Now you’re all set to view your favorite shows on your Xbox One!
If you’re subscribed to Amazon Video, you can use its services from your Xbox One consoles. Here’s how you can do it:
If you’re a proud owner of a Disney+ account and wish to enjoy all of the latest shows on your Xbox One, you can do so without much hassle. Here’s what you have to do to start:
That’s it! Now you can enjoy the full service of Disney+ on your Xbox One.
If you wish to stream your favorite HBO GO shows on your Xbox One device, you now can! All you have to do is follow these steps to get started:
Now you can watch all your favorite HBO GO shows from your gaming console!
Unfortunately, Nintendo Switch still doesn’t have an official Netflix application, so you can’t enjoy your favorite Netflix shows on the console.
However, there is an unofficial way to install the Netflix app on your Nintendo Switch. What you’ll have to do is install the Android OS on the device. After that, you can download the Netflix app from the Google Play Store, like on any Android phone or tablet.
You can find an in-depth guide on how to install the Android OS on your Nintendo Switch here.
Note: There are downsides to having the Android OS on your Switch, such as losing GPS support, internal microphone and camera functionality, and Joycons might not work for every app. So think your decision through carefully before proceeding.
If you are a Hulu subscriber, you may use their services on your Nintendo Switch freely. All you have to do is set up the Hulu app as following:
All you have left now is to grab some popcorn and relax with your favorite TV shows!
Unfortunately, Nintendo eShop doesn’t have the Amazon Video app for Nintendo Switch, and there are no indications whether the app will become available in the future. The only way to stream your Amazon Video content freely on a Switch would be to jailbreak it. However, we wouldn’t recommend you do that as it is risky and can ruin your console.
Unfortunately, Disney+ app isn’t available on Nintendo Switch currently. However, some speculate that the app might become available in the future due to its popularity and the fact that it is perfect for children. Although, neither Nintendo nor Disney have revealed any indications or info about the app coming to the console, so all we can do is hope.
Unfortunately, the HBO GO app is not on the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch, and there is no information on whether Nintendo will add it in the future.