Perhaps heralding the beginning of a new era of video apps for the Switch, YouTube has finally launched its own app for Nintendo's console.

It looks to be a fairly standard version of the usual app experiences - you can watch videos and livestreams, access your favourites, and so on. Nothing too spectacular, but still nice to have.

Better yet, it doesn't look like you need a Switch Online subscription to use it - as long as you've got access to the Internet, you're free to go.

Switch fans have been waiting for this for quite a while. The console has been out for almost two years, and this is the first time a major streaming service has finally landed on the platform.

Could this mean Netflix is next? Or BBC iPlayer? How about Crunchyroll? The possibilities are endless, so long as Nintendo is willing.

You can grab the YouTube app for free on the Switch eShop right this very second.