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 such as Facebook and Twitter. Of course, you can easily invite your Nintendo Switch friends too!

Note: To use these services, a Nintendo Switch game compatible with this app is required. 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 check your rankings, match records, and other vital information related to specific games! You will also have access to a variety of features that will help take your online-gameplay experience to the next level.

● A Nintendo Switch console, a Nintendo Account, and compatible software are required to use these features.
● A Nintendo Switch Online subscription is required in order to use online-play services on Nintendo Switch (some software excluded).
● You must be at least 13 years or older to use this app.
● In addition to Nintendo Switch friends, this app can also connect you to your social-media contacts.
● A persistent Internet connection is required to use this app. Cellular data may be used.
● May contain advertisements and product placement.

What's New

Version 1.4.1

Changes in Ver. 1.4.1:
- Bug fixes implemented.

New Features in Ver. 1.4.0:
- Support for voice chat with more software titles added.
- Various improvements implemented, including performance and usability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5

1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Not good for Nintendo's online payment. Also a horrible idea


I don't think we should be using an APP to voice chat with our friends. This feature should be built into the switch. Also if you want to protect young players, make a party system like Microsoft on Xbox One and Sony on ps4. And if that's not good enough, make the party system Friends only. What I'm trying to say, is that there are so many solutions to chatting. And Nintendo didn't follow one. Before we start paying you for online, PUT VOICE CHAT ON THE SWITCH! Also another reason this app is horrible, is because it only supports splatoon 2. Only that game out of all the games on this amazing console. Nintendo, listen to your fans. Or else, when people start paying online, you don't scratch your heads wondering why your not making as much money as you though. Not to mention your online history has already been horrible. We shouldn't be using an app to chat for a console game. All I'm saying is put voice chat on switch and listen to the community before we pay for online.

I haven't even used it for voice chat.


This is just a bad idea, even Splatnet. If I want to check my stats or report a player, I should be able to do that IN THE GAME. I know that an incomplete system for native voice chat has been discovered in the Switch; so Nintendo, please make that available when we start paying you to play online. I want to be able to talk to any one of my random team mates and tell them to help me. I know you're trying to protect the younger players, but this system doesn't work. Children's parents should be able to restrict the voice chat if it's needed. Please listen to your fans' requests. There is a stigma against you from Xbox, PS4, and PC fans because of this app. Please prove them wrong and make voice chat the way it has efficiently been for decades. The one positive aspect that made me give it an extra star is the wallpapers you can unlock for inking enough Turf in Splatoon 2. They're really cool; unfortunately these aren't the main feature of the app.

Great Start


This app is a great start and has a lot of potential. Yes, voice chat on phones are a bit silly for playing online. It should have been imbedded into the switch, like some third party headphones you can buy to voice chat with others. Sadly, this app only offers Splatoon 2 and not other games, but the switch is only a year old so you have to give it time. Plus some games do not even offer multiplayer mode like Splatoon 2. You can not voice chat or even play Mario Odyssey in multiplayer mode. Hopefully that makes sense. I believe Nintendo has a lot up there sleeves as new games are being developed. Then this app may help a lot. If you really wanted to voice chat there is always Discord or other voice chat apps, but if you are comparing it with Xbox or PS4 then you shouldn’t even own a switch because Nintendo does there own unique thing and most people are happy with what they are doing.


Nintendo Co., Ltd.
103.6 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.


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