Nintendo Switch Online

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About this app

The Nintendo Switch Online app enhances your online gameplay experience on your Nintendo Switch™ system. With this app, you can access game-specific services, view your online friends, and use voice chat during online play—all of which allow you to get even more out of online play.

Note: A Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) is required to use certain features of this app.

◆ Software with game-specific services:

 ・ Splatoon™ 3
   ・ Check the online status of friends playing Splatoon 3
   ・ View detailed results from battles or Salmon Run
   ・ Check the upcoming Stage Schedule

 ・ Animal Crossing™: New Horizons
   ・ Send custom designs made in Animal Crossing
    titles for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems to
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons
   ・ Use your smartphone to input chat messages
    for in-game communication
   ・ Check whether your Best Friends are online

 ・ Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate
   ・ View posted videos
   ・ Queue up user-created stages for downloading to your game
   ・ View notifications about upcoming events

 ・ Splatoon™ 2
   ・ View detailed results from battles or Salmon Run
   ・ Check rankings and stage schedules

◆ View your online friends
You can see which of your friends are online from your smartphone—and which games they're playing. You can even send friend requests right from the app!

Note: Some friend features, like adding friends, can only be accessed from a Nintendo Switch system.

◆ Use voice chat during online play
From this app, you can join in on voice chat while playing supported software online. By using the app, your voice-chat status will be automatically synced with the game status—and in games that support team battles, like Splatoon 3, you can choose to chat with just the players who are on your team.

● Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access some online features, including voice chat and social-networking services.
● Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) required to use certain features.
● Nintendo Switch system and compatible Nintendo Switch software required to use voice chat and other features.
● Compatible smartphone required.
● Persistent Internet connection required.
● Data charges may apply.
● May include advertising.

Nintendo Switch Online is not available in all countries. Terms apply.
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User Agreement:
Updated on
Feb 5, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

63.3K reviews
Alyssa Grieve
March 30, 2024
Honestly this app is REALLY handy. It's only 4 stars for reasons I'll cover. My first complaint or feedback is that there should really be a way to buy games on the phone. This may be pushing it but you could make ways to get coupons and get a discount. Another thing is that there should be a texting system alongside with being able to send screen shots! I think there should also be a way to cast to your phone and you really should add mario maker to see how many likes you get. Thx for reading!!
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January 30, 2024
not that bad, i do wish there was a text chat system you could use with friends in case you add someone in a game without chat options. a bit laggy whenever you open a specific game's app, but i love the features those have. animal crossing having a keyboard in this app is a godsend, and splatoon having a separate shop in this app is a neat touch too, plus how much detail you can see in your history for splatoon.
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Autumn Sprinkles (Kyana)
October 31, 2020
I love using this app to communicate with friends while playing Smash Ultimate or Animal Crossing, but the latest update has a few some issues. After updating the app, as soon as I tried to open ACNH companion software the interface/buttons began to glitch, flicker, or even flash in and out of view. It was pretty strange, so I immediately closed the app and haven't used it since. I'm not sure what could have caused this, but please fix it if you can.
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What's new

・ System requirements have been updated to Android 8.0 or higher.
・ Other minor changes have been implemented.