The Nintendo Switch is primarily a game console. While competitors like the Xbox Series X and PS5 offer a lot of entertainment options outside of gaming, the Switch has remained a gaming software-focused platform ever since launching in 2017. However, that doesn’t mean the Switch doesn’t have some non-gaming apps that are worth downloading. For instance, Nintendo recently added the Pokemon TV app to the eShop to expand the lineup of entertainment apps and other content that you can download to your Switch. In addition to streaming apps, there are apps for artists, musicians, and hobbyist game developers. We’ve rounded up the best Nintendo Switch apps on the eShop below.
As mentioned already, there aren’t very many non-gaming apps available natively for Nintendo Switch. The Switch doesn’t even have Netflix, but there are ways to add applications like Netflix and other streaming services to the Switch (not Switch Lite).
Best Nintendo Switch apps
We’ve put together a list of 11 Nintendo Switch apps, some of which are available for free. We’ll continue to add to this list as more entertainment-focused are added to the eShop (if that happens).