Nintendo Switch Online

3.9
65.1K reviews
10M+
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Content rating
Everyone
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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.

Attention:
● 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.
Visit www.nintendo.com/switch-online for more information.

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Updated on
Jul 25, 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
3.9
65.1K 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.
528 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
September 21, 2018
For what it is, it works fine, and the only main issue I really have with it so far is that you have to be playing a game online before you can connect the voice call to your friends. That being said, this could have been avoided if controllers such as the Pro Controller supported microphone input and stream to the game audio into your headset like the built in Xbox voice chat does. This is subject to change, but there is definitely a lot of work to be put into to this
164 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
December 30, 2018
An application that claims it's meant for communicating with your Switch friends, but falls flat on that sole purpose. You can both use the app when playing the same game, but when it comes down to it, if you don't have this individual on Discord, you can't use the Switch app to message or call them, so it's as good as worthless unless, by chance, both of you are playing the same game online and are also using the Switch app. It needs an option to message or call your Switch friends.
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What's new


・ You can now send friend requests using your friend code. (Accepting a friend request requires a Nintendo Switch console.)
・ You are now able to copy your friend code as a URL and/or save it as a QR code, which others can then use to send you friend requests.de.
・ Other minor changes have also been implemented.