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 and images
   ・ 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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Updated on
Nov 28, 2022

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
66.4K reviews
Mitchell Henry McCarsky
November 29, 2022
This makes managing your friends list a lot easier. Rather than trying to copy the SW code down off your Switch, you can copy-paste it here, or better yet, just send a request to someone you know. The voice chat is also kinda helpful, but IMHO not great quality, and there's better options. Other than that, it's fairly sparse.
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Jacob Huempfner (JaykeBird)
October 25, 2022
A nice little companion app for the Nintendo Switch. If you don't play games with online components (i.e. Splatoon, visiting friends in Animal Crossing), this may not do much for you. But if you do play such games, you may as well download it because it does have some cool stuff. You don't need to bother with voice chat at all, though, use Discord instead.
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Alyssa B
October 22, 2022
Ever since the new update, the animal crossing portion just loads forever, it never finishes. The other three miniapps seem to work fine and load in within a matter of seconds(i dont play them, so i dont know their full range of operation). I cant use the nook points, check my catalogue, or anything in it. It just loads and loads and loads and loads. I recently redownloaded the app, and that fixed it for a little, but now its doing it again. I only play animal crossing.
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What's new

・ The Splatoon 3 widget now supports X Battle.
・ The app now supports the per-app language preferences in Android 13.
・ Other minor changes have been implemented.