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

3.4 out of 5

68 Ratings

68 Ratings



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.

Will this fix Minecraft


I’ve played Minecraft on the switch recently and discovered an error occurs, if you try to join a game, constant white squares appear, also, it shuts the software down when you exit that game. I checked the update feed, it says they added a new skin pack, I don’t see it at all. Please fix it for the UK


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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