How To Watch YouTube Videos On Nintendo Switch Without Any Workarounds [VIDEO]

Watch YouTube videos on your Nintendo Switch without any extra add-ons by following these crazy steps
Watch YouTube videos on your Nintendo Switch without any extra add-ons by following these crazy steps Wikimedia

The Nintendo Switch launched without any major apps like Netflix or Hulu, and owners can’t even access popular websites like YouTube. Well, now you can without the need for proxies or anything else, thanks to this crazy method from NeoGAF user Lylo.

As seen in the video above, Lylo manages to use his Nintendo Switch (without any modifications) to play a YouTube video. There are a crazy number of steps, but this method will let you access just about any website you want, if you do it right. Here’s what you have to do.

  1. Don’t link your Facebook account to your Switch, and if you have already, log off.

  2. In the System Settings menu, select Users, then select a profile

  3. Click “Posting to Social Media” then choose to link a Facebook account

  4. Once on the Facebook log-in page, scroll to the bottom and select the very tiny link that says “Pages”

  5. Once the Pages site loads, search for “gmail”

  6. Select the top result, which is the official Facebook page for GMail

  7. There’s a small, blue link on this page that says “Use App.” Click on this

  8. This will take you to the log-in page for GMail. Scroll to the bottom of this page for another tiny link that says “Google”

  9. Click this link, and you’ll be brought to the main Google site. You aren’t done just yet though

  10. Select the “Classic” view, and a toolbar will appear at the top of the page. Click “More” then “Translate” to get to Google Translate

  11. Pick any language you want, type in the URL for the website you want to go to, and translate it to English. This will create a link you can click on that will allow you to view the website of your choice

If you want to watch YouTube videos, this method will get you to the site, but the videos never load. Lylo showed that you can watch YouTube videos by going to another site like using this method, which you can search for YouTube videos. They will not load immediately on watchkin, so pause the video while it shows the spinning circle, then hit the play button. This will force the video to start.

It’s a crazy, and somewhat complicated trick, but it does allow you to watch YouTube videos on a Nintendo Switch without having to do any extra work outside of clicking around the screen. Thanks for the tip, Lylo!

So what do you think? Will you try out this crazy trick to watch YouTube videos on your Switch? Will you wait until Nintendo releases some official apps? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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