How to play movies on Nintendo Switch?
Questions about playing movies on Nintendo Switch
Why doesn't the switch play local movies of the SD card?
I'm past that. But why can't I downloaded watch tv shows and movies I have saved on my SD card? All that's needed is a stripped down media player and there's already the default photos app that could have that capability! This would allow the switch to be such a great all in one travel entertainment device. Am I the only one who thinks this? - Dylan Jensen
Can I play my own AVI video files on the Switch?
Hey i was just able to put a switch on lay a way at walmart. and i was wondering if i were to put AVI video files on the sd card could i play them smoothly? - Rick Taylor
Is it possible to play MKV video files on the Switch?
Since you can insert an SD card, is it possible to play media files such as downloaded youtube videos (.mkv)? I remember even the Wii U had a few options but that required the web browser sadly. - Stephen Kinser
Can Nintendo Switch play 4K MP4 movies?
I have some 4K video files I'd like to watch that my Switch, but I can't open it on my Switch, why? How to solve this problem? - Dan Winton
Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS both come with the Netflix app that allows users to stream TV shows and movies. With the Nintendo Switch, that same functionality isn't initially available. Can we play downloaded MKV, MP4, MOV and AVI movies on Nintendo Switch? No default media player, web browser, and most media apps (Netflix) aren't supported by Nintendo Switch. So we can't play local video of the SD card.
You Can Finally Watch Videos on Your Nintendo Switch... In Japan. The Nintendo Switch is finally getting an app which can play videos and media. Unfortunately, it's only available for users in Japan or for those who have a Japanese Switch account.
The Switch's eshop just launched NicoNico, a Japanese YouTube-style video sharing platform which birthed a bunch of Japanese memes in the mid-2000s. It's the first media app on the Switch, though again, specific to Japan.
Media Player for Nintendo Switch - PlayerNX
Download link: https://github.com/XorTroll/PlayerNX/releases/download/0.2/PlayerNX.nro
It was a no-brainer that we would see a homebrew video player for the Switch since Nintendo does not allow it to play videos. The only service that plays video on the Switch is Hulu but you always need an internet connection for that. That's where the homebrew community comes in, to make it do what Nintendo doesn't.
This Video player called PlayerNX is in its early stages and don't get it confused with NXplayer. Now not everything going to work like it should as there's no audio and the FPS can get kind of slow but for being a POC release it's a really good start. The supported video formats are MP4, AVI, FLV, MKV, WMV, 3GP, and WEBM. You can pause/resume, stop playback, and fast forward too. To use it just place all videos in a new folder called media on the root of the micro sd card.
Note: I didn't test this media player on Nintendo Switch. If you are Nintendo Switch user, you can try this way to play your downoaded movies on Nintendo Switch via PlayerNX. If success, we also have no a behind of annoyance.
About Nintendo Switch 2
This upgraded new Nintendo Switch 2, which was first reported by Dutch tech site LetsGoDigital, is rumoured to come with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage space and, amazingly, 4K video playback functionality. Right now the Nintendo Switch can only handle Full HD resolutions over HDMI in TV mode, and HD resolutions when in handheld mode, so the ability to play 4K video content, if not games at 4K, would be a major improvement and a feather in the new Nintendo Switch 2's cap. And especially so as there has been talk that the new console's screen will also be a brighter and thinner OLED panel.
Since Nintendo Switch 2 has its own media playback function, you can easily play the video you downloaded. If Nintendo Switch 2 can't recognize the content of the SD card, you havv to convert the video to Nintendo Switch 2 media player best supported format - H.264 MP4. Now please follow below steps to convert any video format and Blu-ray/DVD to Nintendo Switch 2 for playing on the go.
Downlod Video Converter for Nintendo Switch 2
Free download Acrok Video Converter or Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Install and run this best Nintendo Switch 2 Video Converter on your computer.
Add download movies or Blu-ray/DVD
Click "Add files' icon to import your downloaded MKV, MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4, RMVB, FLV movies into it; You can click "Load Disc" to import Blu-ray/DVD movies too.
Set output format
Click "Format" bar to set the output format. Since the H.264 MP4 is the Nintendo Switch 2 best playback formt, you can choose it as output option here. Please follow "Common Video" > "H.264 MP4 video (*.mp4)".
Start converting videos
Click "Covnert" button to start the video conversion. Whrn the conversion is done, You need to click "Open" button to locate the converted movies. Just transferring these converted moveis to Nintendo Switch 2 SD card. You can play any moveis on Nintendo Switch 2 on the go freely.