The Nintendo Switch Online app is designed to help enhance your online gameplay experience on Nintendo Switch™. With this app, you can check game-specific services, invite friends to play with you via social networks and use voice chat while gaming.

◆ Do you play Splatoon 2? If so, you can make use of the dedicated SplatNet 2 service!

You can use SplatNet 2 to check all sorts of vital battle-related information, including details about stages, ranking, stats and more! You can also check your clear rate and the total turf you inked in battle.

◆ Inviting friends via social networks

You can invite friends to play with you in supported games via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Of course, you can invite your Nintendo Switch friends, too!

◆ Using voice chat while gaming

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 order to use these services, Nintendo Switch software that supports this app is required. Currently, the only software that supports this app is Splatoon 2.

● You can try this app for free until the launch of the full, paid version of the Nintendo Switch Online membership service in 2018.
● Following the full release of the service, a paid membership will be required to continue using this app. You will also need to update the app.
● A Nintendo Switch console and supported software are required to use the service.
● You must have a Nintendo Account for ages 13 and up in order to use the service.
● In addition to Nintendo Switch friends, this app can also match you with acquaintances from social networks.
● Permanent internet connection required for use.

What's New

Version 1.1.3

Implemented bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5

107 Ratings

107 Ratings

A great addition to splatoon 2


This app is great to have if you are really into splatoon 2. First I’ll get the one and only negative thing about the app and that’s voice chat. You can only use it in a splatoon 2 lobby so most people would just end up using Skype or discord over this as you can use those while playing any game. Now that that’s out of the way I’ll talk about the positives. It’s really helpful by showing the times that different stages are on, so if I wanted to play a specific ranked mode for example I’d check what time it starts and play splatoon 2 at that time. Also because you can check what stages are currently there you can choose your weapon based on the maps there are and come up with a good strategy before you’ve even loaded your switch. The shop is an amazing feature because not only does it add a 4th clothing shop but the gear that is sold here will have different abilities to the ones you can get in the game which is great because if you want to build perfect gear you have even more options for what clothes you use. It also keeps track of your battle stats so you can look back and see what weapons you did good with.

So if you have splatoon 2 this app is a must have.



Yeah. I got a switch this Xmas and saw this app. I don't have Splatoon 2 ._. Also, ppl aren't gonna pay for that Nintendo. I have game recommendations though, for example, Rayman Adventures: Definitive Edition. This game could really do with a thing where you could invite friends to play. Yeah really this is recommendations for the actual console. Update the switch so you can cross-play on the consoles (not joy-sticks) with your friends and play your game with them without paying for the game just to play with them. Yeah nobody will buy this Nintendo. Its really not worth it. People will just use FaceTime or whatever. Just a hint, make more options! Not everyone has Splatoon 2! Also, why isn't voice chat built in?! On things like that - which costs loads anyway - we should have that simple necessity ._.


Why does this exist?


As always, Nintendo has proven it either doesn’t understand Online gaming or maybe just doesn’t care. Having a mobile app for game chat is madness. What if I want all the game sounds and chat going through headphones?

Also, I’m not entirely against this app within an app approach with the Splatoon companion (the Splatoon companion is the one reason it’s not one star), but where’s the Mario Kart support? At the minute this app is pretty much just a container for a small Splat app.

I really don’t get why chat support was not built into the Switch and I’d be shocked if anyone will be willing to pay for this service next year.


Nintendo Co., Ltd.
97.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 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.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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