Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 1.4.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Android
2.5
2.5
3,488 Ratings
$ 0

Nintendo Switch Online App

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. Attention: ● 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.

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Nintendo Switch Online app reviews

  • It is good to vc when splatoon2 4/5

    By shimengmo
    When PB the app can separate two groups. It’s great.
  • It’s okay 3/5

    By Javier.Mad
    I don’t mind using the app ... but please! Please! Allow me too msg my friends to invite them to a game or something
  • Its 2019 and no voice chat?! 1/5

    By Zim2019
    This is pathetic Nintendo. I got an NES in 1995 when I was 5 and Im now 29. The majority of your players are adults and fully capable of being able to voice chat like you can on every other gaming platform and have been able to on every other gaming platform for 10+ years! Let your players voice chat within consoles not on some stupid app. Youre prizing a small group of gamers (young children) over everyone else. Allow parents to restrict online or voice chat but dont make everyone else suffer!
  • Nintendo switch online is bad 1/5

    By Dimslog
    To be honest Nintendo switch online ruined online gameplay for me. I don’t wanna pay for online play like it’s a house bill. Now I barely play Splatoon 2 AND THAT USED TO BE MAY FAVORITE GAME BECAUSE OF ITS ONLINE PLAY
  • So laughably bad, don’t bother 1/5

    By 12thm
    Could not even handle a 2-player Smash arena. Skip it.
  • This app is useless 1/5

    By The GameCloud
    I’ve had this app since it’s came out and I haven’t found a decent use for it once
  • Make a functional app! 1/5

    By Claytonaim
    The app will not let me use it. It is not functional and I cannot do anything with it. Why would you make a non functional app?!?!?!??
  • I mean it’s aight 3/5

    By BarackBoy56
    It’s aight ya know
  • Add more stuff?! 3/5

    By ShiMadara69
    I want the app to show me who’s online and able to show me my profile and all that like other console apps
  • Needs in-game stats for other games 2/5

    By Spineytoad
    It would be nice to have in-game stats for the other games this app is compatible with. I love seeing my Splatoon2 stats so I also want to see my Mario Kart stats. I won’t recommend this app until this issue is fixed. It has great potential but it’s severely falling short.
  • Cheap Nintendo app 1/5

    By Jrmex
    For as much money as Nintendo makes it sure cuts corners on their apps.
  • Doesn’t even work for a second 1/5

    By Chezeey chezeer
    Right away it asks you to log into your Nintendo account but for some reason it just says this app does not support your account
  • More Frustrating Than No Online service 1/5

    By ZackSchilling
    When playing Smash last night, my friends and I tried using this app for voice chat thinking “It can’t be that bad, the internet exaggerates”. I am here to report that the internet did not exaggerate. It is that bad. All you can do is “start voice chat” which opens a voice chat with everyone in your online session. But in smash online, every match is a session and where you put your token on the match setup screen counts as a different session. So who you can talk to is constantly changing, with people dropping in or out depending on what they’re doing. This is baffling. On top of this poor design, the app devours battery and does not handle gracefully your phone locking or shutting off the screen, with chat cutting out when this happens. I was constantly having to tap my phone screen to keep it awake. And lastly, it crashes. You’d wonder why nobody was talking to you, look down at your phone, and it would be sitting back on the home screen, the app having crashed out. After the 6th crash it wasn’t funny enough to keep using and I switched to Discord. This was a 0/10 experience. Not only was it inconvenient, it didn’t do what I wanted, it was confusing, and it crashed constantly. Nintendo should be embarrassed. This is worse than if they had offered nothing at all. I’m mad I paid for this terrible online service.
  • THIS APP CRASHES 1/5

    By DatBoiRob14
    FIX THIS I CANT GO 2 MIN WITHOUT IT CRASHING!!! FIX THIS ASAP!! I WOULD GIVE THIS APP A NEGATIVE RATING IF I COULD
  • Crashes constantly in Super Smash Bros 1/5

    By Tim9967
    This app crashes after every match of Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Very frustrating and disappointing, especially given the extremely limited features of this app.
  • Can’t even see my online friends 1/5

    By 0x8BADF00D
    The one thing I downloaded this for was to see which of my friends are online. That’s *the most basic* functionality I’d expect from an app like this. But it can’t do that.
  • Update this app!!! 1/5

    By jtwroyaljester
    This app crashes all the time while playing Smash Bros. in custom arenas.
  • It has a potential. 2/5

    By Lava dude
    This on paper and on the direct sounded great! Sadly it's half baked, I think with tweaks this could be great sadly it's not enough. The voice chat, I can call my friends instead so useless and everything else is pointless, I mean if I wanted to play Splatoon 2 and see the maps I would turn on the switch and just play. So maybe with some stuff fixed it could work.
  • This is horrible 1/5

    By AngryAdam128
    My god it wouldn’t even let me log in I have tried multiple times but it keeps say “this service cannot be used for this account” even though I payed for Nintendo switch online makes me regret paying for Nintendo switch online.
  • App is slightly better than trash... 1/5

    By The Dude Garcia
    It’s Nintendo branded trash. If this app worked as advertised, it would be a star app, because it is objectively the worst way to communicate in games online. But it’s better than nothing, I guess, so two stars. Sadly, it doesn’t even work. Crashes every time I use it. Sometimes it takes longer than others, but I have never been able to use it without a crash. Just get Discord or something and save yourself the headache. It’s free and it actually works, unlike this garbage Nintendo has the audacity to charge for. I’ll change my review to 2-stars if I’m ever able to, even ONE time, play a full online session without the app crashing. That’s a promise!
  • Needs an Update so it wont crash 1/5

    By Kearns95
    App crashes before I can do anything on it. Cant even log on. I tried deleting the app and re-downloading it and it still didn't work
  • Trash 1/5

    By Half Man-Half Amazing
    Trash
  • Won’t let me sign in 1/5

    By Xikru
    Just got my switch and paid for my membership but the app keeps glitching up preventing me from seeing in game stats or playing with my friends. Please fix or redevelop
  • I really want to be able to text 3/5

    By Nyshir
    Since it’s literally called “Nintendo Switch Online” I want to be able to text my friends instead of having to go and find them on whatever game they are playing and voice chat with them.
  • Why does it crash? 1/5

    By 「Rami Stand」
    I don’t know why, but it keeps crashing on startup, after I choose the user that It should follow it gets stuck on a blank screen, and after reopening the app it just crashes on startup
  • What’s the Point? 1/5

    By arossjr
    Surely there must be more to this app than voice chat and some nebulous online account connectivity. Just because you can connect doesn’t mean you have to. I see no reason for this software to exist in support of basically one game (Splatoon). Get back to me when there’s something cool to do. In the meantime, delete.
  • Crashes every time (smash) 1/5

    By Solid JT
    Fix the app. Seriously. The fact that we pay for the online service now means we as players deserve this function to working flawlessly. Voice chat on games have been around for years now. The fact that we are forced to use a stupid app is pathetic to begin with, but good God at least make it work! Literally crashes within a few seconds of joining a battle arena
  • Fix the app! 1/5

    By Wegeevc 960YT
    Okay so I’ve been trying to login since 7/14/18 and it keeps rejecting my password!!!!
  • Crap 1/5

    By lucky11233
    This app simply does not work....
  • App is trash! 1/5

    By Pariah queen
    So pay for service of not having integrated voice chat, not supporting games, not providing basic gaming app expectations. Who thought this app was a solid business idea ? Do not get this app , use another service, crashes a lot. Decades behind current services offered by other companies. This app and the switch chat system is trash.
  • Good, but I want more. 4/5

    By MKFan3000
    Nintendo Switch Online is seen as not very good (probably because of butthurt 5-year-olds complaining about Nintendo’s online not being free anymore), but I don’t see the problem. I like this app for multiple reasons. One is the fact that you can go into other apps and put your device in sleep mode, and still do voice chat. I also like how it offers SplatNet 2, but I want more services. I also would like more third-party voice chat support. Right now, Stardew Valley is the only third-party title that supports voice chat through this, and I would love to see games like Just Shapes & Beats, Fortnite, and Minecraft have online voice chat like this. It may be hard, but it would be nice if it had this, especially because the latter two have cross-play. Maybe figure out a way for Switch Online voice chat to connect with regular voice chat for these games? I don’t know. I would like it if you at least tried. Another thing is how easy it is to set up. You just have to go to the app, hook up a set of wireless headphones, and there you have it: voice chat. For other consoles, you have to hook up headphones to the CONSOLE, which might take a while. I don’t care that the voice chat isn’t built into the console itself, and I, unlike the butthurt haters, can see why. Nintendo is known for their family-friendly games, and so, if there was direct voice chat, loads of problems would occur (most involving negativity, which is why Splatoon on the Wii U had no voice chat). Lastly, it’s just convenient. It might take longer to open the app, but it doesn’t matter. I still prefer using it instead of directly through the console, which is what Sony and Microsoft do. I am giving this 4 stars (if there was a 4.5 star option, I would do that instead) because of the lack of in-game services/supported third-party titles. If Nintendo adds more services, then I will change this to 5 stars. I know you can do it, Nintendo! You just have to keep on trying!
  • Can’t sign in 1/5

    By Woodley777
    So, I put in my account information and the sign in button is grey and it will not let me press it.
  • Another Nintendo online failure 1/5

    By cordero7
    The fact that the WiiU and 3ds consoles have both a microphone and a Camera built in and the switch doesn’t speaks volumes to the lack of enthusiasm Nintendo has towards online gameplay. They just cant seem to get it right. Resorting to having to download this stupid app on your phone just to be able to voice chat with friends online is insanely ridiculous. I really hope they update the Switch Hardware to include a Mic and Camera. Honestly, the switch sometimes feels like a Dumbed down version of the WiiU when it comes to some feature aspects like this one, and the lack of a virtual console and the transfer of prior purchases.
  • Voice Communication 1/5

    By NorthWestMade
    I can’t do voice chat on Minecraft. Any console or pc has never had voice communication restricted to certain games. What a joke.
  • Ok but one idea 3/5

    By Shadow the meme
    It is ok but this should of been for people who don't have a switch or you can make a switch iOS on your own( just a idea)
  • Not as bad as they say 3/5

    By Meow7345
    It’s not that bad, but if your using it for voice chat, better off getting discord. It’s not the best quality.
  • Garbage 1/5

    By bcroft686
    I gave this a true shot and had my friends try it as well. I have an iPhone XS, the updated app, and iOS as well. It opens, I can start a chat room based on what game I’m playing, then after 3-4 mins the app crashes - I try again, rinse and repeat. It’s VERY frustrating. Either I’m talking and my friends app crashed or vise versa.
  • Not necessary 3/5

    By Angels & Blinkers
    This app is totally useless, why don’t you guys just adapt a native voice chat just like Fortnite does? I mean, if I want to talk with my friends while playing I can just call them using Skype, whatsapp, messenger and many others. The point of voice chatting is talk to your friends and listen to the sounds from the game using a single output.
  • Smash ultimate 1/5

    By kurtilas7
    No Smash ultimate...
  • Really unfair 2/5

    By TammyTheNeko
    Okay. Forcing us to pay for online play and cloud save is really unfair in my opinion. The Internet is supposed to be free so let our Internet go! You guys already made a lot of money from the new Smash Bros game!
  • I hate it 1/5

    By fgtyrcgtgthd
    It is useless because you can just play it on your Nintendo switch and play and you don’t have to pay 20$ a month 😡
  • Complicated and Redundant 2/5

    By Rocketbosszach
    Nintendo, you have hardware you could run this on. Why you want to encourage people to put down your product to pick up a phone is beyond me. I thought the idea was to keep your system in the player’s hands as long as possible. Not a smart business decision. Also, this has been out how long? And the only game that this has any functionality with is Splatoon 2? Give me a break.
  • Please Add this 5/5

    By 201181105
    Addd voice chat to fortnite pretty please
  • Splatoon Only 1/5

    By tomofpittsburgh
    The most worthless app in the store?
  • SEGA Does What Nintendon’t, Listen to their Fans 3/5

    By LEGO FAN-MAN
    Concept: Great! Now I can talk to friends! Execution: I can’t hear you over the tv. Suggestions: -Make a small speaker/microphone to hook up to the iPad/phone etc. (About the size of a full roll of toilet paper) -Make the device that is hooked up to the speaker a dashboard, basically the same app just without audio. I really don’t mind the app, the interface is good and easy to access, but the audio sounds like nails to a chalkboard. And please tell the developers at Nintendo to make dedicated servers so it’s not a big lag-fest.
  • Piece of crap 1/5

    By Eknaian
    No features and can’t even message friends or new people. Worst part about owning a Nintendo switch
  • Please fix the crashing issues 2/5

    By LaceyV11
    look I just paid for the $20 online service and I’d like a good and stable voice chat experience when playing smash with my friends
  • STOP CRASHING!!! 1/5

    By shanta1986868)
    The problem that I have is that Nintendo seems to think that this app really works.....news flash....IT DOESNT! Plus...why can’t we talk thru the game system like ALL THE OTHER CONSOLES?!?
  • Just doesn’t work at all 1/5

    By conn395
    Great idea, would love to use it. App won’t let me sign in at all (buttons not clickable - iPhone 6). Re-downloading it now pulls up a blank keyboard so you can’t even type in a username/ password. Really, is this app some kind of joke? Not what I would expect from Nintendo.

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