The Nintendo Switch Online app enhances your online gameplay experience on your Nintendo Switch™ console. You can use voice chat while playing compatible games—and check game-specific services even when you're not playing with your Nintendo Switch.
◆ Use voice chat during online play
Now even more software supports voice chat!
You can enjoy voice chat in different ways depending on the type of game you're playing. Chat with everyone in your room, or split voice chat into teams and have it out head-to-head! In games that support the Online Lounge feature, you can invite friends to play with you via social media, like Facebook and Twitter. Of course, you can easily invite your Nintendo Switch friends too!
Note: To use these services, you will need Nintendo Switch software that is compatible with this app. You can check the current list of voice-chat-compatible software within the app. (Even more software will be added in the future!)
◆ Access game-specific services
You can use these services to view vital information related to the supported software! You will also have access to a variety of features that will help take your online-gameplay experience to the next level.
● Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access online features.
● Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) required to use certain features.
● Nintendo Switch console and compatible Nintendo Switch software required to use voice chat and other features.
● Compatible smartphone, running iOS 10.0 or later, required.
● Persistent Internet connection required.
● Data charges may apply.
● May contain advertising.
Nintendo Switch Online is not available in all countries. Terms apply. Visit www.nintendo.com/switch-online for more information.
Bug fixes implemented.
Ratings and Reviews
This isn’t very cash money if you
Before you say “well at least they are making it available to everyone for the low price of $20 a year” The DS over 16 years ago had everything this app does built in. So did the 3DS, the Wii U, about 6 years ago now and that was 100% free. And it had a Virtual Console with games people actually wanted. The entirety of Switch online is a joke. Splatoon 2 actually became became harder to play after it Switch online came out. And that’s and $80 game, now $100 because of the $20 online service. If you wanted to get the same experience with Splatoon on the Wii U, it was $60, everything included. Because of Switch online, my Switch has become a Fortnite (btw the switch version is lacking) and Mario Odyssey machine. For $300. Not okay. Maybe Smash bros. might make them notice how bad this is.
Oh, and for people like me with and iPhone 7 or later, you have to use the 3.5mm dongle, plug the adapter that came with on of the 2 supported headphone, plug the other end into your Switch, than ether squat near you dock or use it in handheld mode. For Fortnite on the same console, you plug in any headphones with a mic on it.
𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘪-𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦𝘳 100. Not okay.
Nintendo Switch Online Voice Chat App
I’ve, been using this app since the Online came out. Overall I have to say it’s not as bad as most people make it seem to be, I can understand people wanting to do voice chat through the console itself which is fair enough.
But I’m speaking on my own experience, and no one else’s. I already use Discord on my phone to voice chat, when I’m my PS4 and my Switch so this doesn’t really bother me to use. Also the sound quality and stability is very good I’ve never had the App Crash or lag the biggest amount of people I’ve had in one voice chat room is while I was play Mario Kart and we had 12 people in at once which was pretty hectic so luckily there’s an option to mute others.
The downfall to this app is the fact that not many games support the app, and the fact that this is how Nintendo wants us to communicate with others on the app which is fine I wish they would add a message system to.
Not bad. Could be better.
Now, this app is really good. I don't know if it’s because of compatibility issues, but whatever it is, I haven’t had any issues like crashes with this app like what others are saying. It is a great way to talk to Switch friends while in game, like the sole purpose of the app is. The problem is, it must be in a supported game. You cant call or message them to see if they are available. That’s something that irritates me because, as a Smash Ultimate player, I really like playing online with my friends, especially one in particular. I need to go through a bunch of arenas to figure out where he is, and I normally cant find anyone and give up. If you could add a messaging feature and restrict when you can call someone, I’d be happy to use this more, and you’d probably help not just me but many other users. Thank you for reading this (if you are).
- Nintendo Co., Ltd.
- 115.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2017 Nintendo Co., Ltd.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.