A lot of people seem to make the assumption that this is SOLELY an app for voice chat. It isn't. You can view your Splatoon rankings, order exclusive gear to pick up in game, view map timings and other such related content. The voice chat is fine now that the app has been updated with a fix, but there are much more better ways of chatting over the internet. Hopefully when more games take advantage of this app, it will keep getting better and better.
This app is taking features that should be on the Switch itself and moving them to my phone. Maybe the Splatoon2 schedule and stats are nice to look at on mobile, but the stats and Voice Chat should be available in the game itself. I want to be able to just pick up my Switch and hop online with friend s without worrying about my phone. In addition there is no ARMS or MHXX support, where is voice chat for ARMS and MHXX? Without convenient voice chat and convenient online play I will not be paying for any Nintendo online service s.
You're really holding off on switch potential compared to the ps4 and xbox one. It's not too complicated, Nintendo. At least make some actual good switch games before releasing this app. As of right now the app's only function is splatoon 2, so why not include splatoon in the title since that's all this app is for the next year?
I love Nintendo, and wanted to love this app... no matter how bizzare it looked. I tried to like it, I really did, but as reviews have said already, not being able to use voice chat natively on Switch or send messages to each is a huge miss. Gave 2 stars because SplatNet 2, the embedded Splatoon 2 app, is really well done. Hopefully Nintendo will see the constant flow of negativity in these reviews & give us console party chat. Until then, I'll go back to using party chat on PS4 whilst playing on Switch 😊
This app is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. You should be able to create lobbies on the console and skip having this pointless app altogether. Voice chat should not be limited to when you are in game and should not be tied directly to a second device. This app lacks many features that are standard for all other consoles such as sending messages. I only upped it from 2 to 3 stars because of the addition of voice chat while other apps are in use, which should have been here from day one
Nintendo are either out of touch or wilfully ignorant of the voice chat problem the Switch has. I'm willing to go with the latter, because there is no way they think this is a real solution. Nintendo fans will still buy the consoles and have to take what they get, that's seems to be the attitude.
- Voice chat will now continue when other apps are opened.
- Voice chat will now continue during sleep mode.
- Improved support for Bluetooth devices.
- Bug fixes implemented.
Note: On devices using Android 6.0 or later, voice chat cannot be used during sleep mode while power-saving features are activated. To use voice chat during sleep mode, go to Other Settings in this app, then select Power Saving Settings and deactivate battery optimization for this app.