This is quite interesting. According to Business Insider, they claim Nintendo of America’s Kit Ellis told them that the Switch won’t have many multimedia functions at launch, using Netflix as an example of something that won’t be there.
This is a bit shocking, given Wii U had Netflix at launch and even 3DS supports it. It’s possible the Wii U may have a web browser capable of running videos off sites like Netflix, but that’s obviously not the same experience.
It can’t be emphasized enough that Kit Ellis specifically said “at launch”, which suggests they would probably have all these multimedia features at some point in the future. My guess? When they launch the paid online account system, which they will likely lock all these multimedia applications behind.
Source: Business Insider