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. Titles with game-specific services include Animal Crossing™: New Horizons, Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate, and Splatoon™ 2, and each is available through this app.

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

◆ Software with game-specific services:

 ・ 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 and images
   ・ Queue up user-created stages for downloading to your game
   ・ View notifications about upcoming events

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

◆ View your online friends
You can see which of your friends are online from your smartphone. You can even see which games they're playing.

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 2, 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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Updated on
May 16, 2022

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62.8K reviews
Erin Yell
April 15, 2022
It's okay. It's not great, but it's not the worst app out there. I appreciate the ability to type on my phone during play with friends in ACNH. However, it's a little disappointing that the game won't sync up with my island or encyclopedia/museum to show what bugs and fish I haven't caught yet. Also, NookPoints are basically useless. There's nothing new or exciting to redeem them for, so once you get all of the current items, there's nothing else to get with them.
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March 7, 2022
Definitely needs more features. Maybe to look at switch online news like with NSO feature on the switch itself. Maybe also let you subscribe to nintendo switch online from the phone app if you want to subscribe to it right away but your no where near your switch at the time being. And you can send Gallery images to your phone. This app is very lackluster in its current state. Can't just be for voice chat
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March 27, 2022
ive only used this app for the animal crossing features, and for what it offers there it works good. chatting + reaction options on ur phone is much easier than the janky switch touchscreen, and u can scan qr code designs from if u wanted to use such! but i see the other reviews and im not sure about the rest of the app, so take my feedback with a pinch of sugar.
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What's new

Bug fixes implemented.