Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 1.10.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
7,877 Ratings
$ 0

Nintendo Switch Online App

The Nintendo Switch Online app enhances your online gameplay experience on your Nintendo Switch™ system. 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. ・ Software with game-specific services:  ・ Animal Crossing™: New Horizons    ・ Send custom designs made in Animal Crossing     titles for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems to     Animal Crossing: New Horizons.    ・ Use your smartphone to input chat messages     for in-game communication.    ・ Check whether your Best Friends are online.    ...And more!  ・ Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate    ・ View posted videos and images    ・ Queue up user-created stages for download to your game    ・ View notifications about upcoming events    ...And more!  ・ Splatoon™ 2    ・ Check rankings and stage schedules    ・ View detailed results from battles or Salmon Run    ...And more! Attention: ● Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access online features. ● Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) required to use certain features. ● Nintendo Switch system and compatible Nintendo Switch software required to use voice chat and other features. ● Compatible smartphone required. ● Persistent Internet connection required. ● Data charges may apply. ● May include advertising. Nintendo Switch Online is not available in all countries. Terms apply. Visit for more information.

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Nintendo Switch Online app reviews

  • Not fun at all 1/5

    By ^o^ ^o^
    We decided to play but the Nintendo Account is so annoying. I want to play this signed out?
  • Can you please update 3/5

    By isnipedu64
    On My Nintendo switch I have animal crossing new horizons I made very much progress And worked really hard and I just really want there to be an update where I can play it from my phone because my Nintendo switch is not working anymore I don’t know why and I am a big animal Crossing fan so please update it please please animal crossing helped me get through middle school and now I’m in high school and I still love it it’s an amazing game and I just don’t want to have to stop playing it
  • Tried to sign in and it wouldn’t let me 2/5

    By MrCoolFry
    Tried to sign in and all I saw was a blank page
  • Trash. 1/5

    By MommaNannie
    Literal. Trash.
  • Needs more content 4/5

    By icon/trident
    Smash bros app - kinda pointless and bad Splatnet - really cool and useful Nook link - great design and purpose Voice chat - cool but I can just call someone I rate this app a 4, but it needs more apps like splatnet and nook link. With more apps it would be one of the best ideas Nintendo has made. Suggestions: Yoshi’s crafted world Mario games (wii u deluxe, kart, party, maker, odyssey, luigis mansion, origami king, all stars, and 3D world+bowsers fury) Zelda games ( botw 1 and 2, and links awakening)
  • Glich 1/5

    By Aidenrod831
    Please make the app work it just stays as a loading screen so it’s just not a good app
  • Its a good app but doesnt update 3/5

    By Charlie Edmonds
    I deleted my old island a few months after downloading this app last year in july. I restarted my island and renamed it and everything. I went to check the app on my phone to see if it updated my nook phone but it still stuck on my old island which i deleted the data for. Ive tried to fix it but it doesn’t work. I logged out of it on my phone and logged back in hoping it would get new data that i reset my island but it didn't. I tried deleting the app and re-downloading it, still didn't work. I cant find anything on the support page to help me so im hoping by writing this review, someone can help me out? Or maybe just let some people know it doesnt update your island if it was deleted. If anyone knows how to help please help me lol.
  • Super 5/5

    By Vinizka
    Best of the best
  • Works just as intended 5/5

    By Kirosepht
    This app is really useful and a good idea, it also has its perks like in Splatoon 2 you can get some new gear. I like the layout of the app and how it’s a nice “polished” tracker for your games. Personally I think that using a phone for voice chat is super convenient and some people who write reviews on how they wish that we could just plug in a headset to the switch, they need to realize that they would have to update all their games to add that feature and that would be very difficult.

    By cool bro Liam
    Omg Isabelle Tom nook and Timmy and Tommy’s photo this is freaking insane a crook 2 nice lil kids and I dog it’s so cool
  • Terrible 1/5

    By xCelesteee
    Can’t even log in
  • Does not even load 1/5

    By Zep Dowg
    Have downloaded, deleted and re-installed this app countless times, check atleast once a week for updates, but this app just does not work at all. Let’s me sign in and select account and that’s it! Loads endlessly and never proceeds to anything! Please fix.
  • Amazing: big help 5/5

    By Nat_acnh
    Amazing app for ACNH, I love the voice chat feature and the typing feature, thanks to NINTENDO, this is a big help when I am playing with my best friends:) 5 stars!
  • breh 2/5

    By GamingCosmic
    I don’t like this app because I can’t find out how to play games, and also the sign in is confusing, I don’t understand
  • HELP!!!! 4/5

    By Turbulartuba674
    Can I use this to talk in Fortnite and if yes, how would I do it?
  • Cannot even connect it 1/5

    By [Insert Name Here] gsgsvdvdhd
    I have the right passwords but still cannot connect it even though on my switch it says that the switch and my phone is linked but the app will not link😡
  • Great for animal crossing not for anything else 4/5

    By midnight245
    I mainly use this for my animal crossing and it works well but for super smash bros it’s not the best
  • 0 stars. 1/5

    By Bkrenfro
    Has absolutely no use. I can click on some animal farm garbage or smash bros and that is the only two things you can do.
  • Needs improving 2/5

    By 김 재넌
    Honestly, this app is kinda unnecessary. You could just use discord. Also, it won't let you change your name from this app; which is kind of why I got it in the first place since the switch doesn't have most languages and even some they have won't even let you type in that language: ex. Korean
  • Good 2/5

    By forks142737
    I mean, you can do that with Discord, but ok.I mean, at least it still works which is great.
  • ... 1/5

    By MCrbx16379.Scout
  • Needs some major renovations 2/5

    By Lodias M
    I hate the fact that u can’t use the app 4 animal crossing or whatever if ur under 12 or 13 (I forget) even if ur account guardian lets u. I seriously think that if the guardian lets u access it, u can
  • Absolutely terrible 1/5

    By httcjytfjytf
    this app is absolute terrible it’s better just to get discord
  • Ok 3/5

    By Johns YEET
    So Nintendo has great games and wonderful services my only problem is that you can’t get voice chat for every online multiplayer game you have and they should really add a text option on the main console to where you can send friends messages (like Xbox or PlayStation) and should add dictation (the thing that lets you speak to type)
  • iOS 14 and Nintendo, fail 1/5

    By Drivenapollo
    Since iOS 14 I have never been able to use this app. 0 stars
  • Pathetic 1/5

    By CriticalMan15
    I mean really Nintendo? First you can’t even message your friends on the switch itself (which was a feature on the 3DS mind you) and you can’t do jack on this app. Stop being lazy Nintendo.
  • Useless 1/5

    By VOIDxxd
    The only games that this supports is, Mario kart, splatoon, and ACNH.. so if you’re here to get it for fortnite, apex.. etc games that REQUIRE communication then you’re out of luck.
  • Um 1/5

    By WarriorPrincess18
    Soo... this app doesn’t have a shop? 😒
  • Why nintendo? 1/5

    By gameb0s$123
    Why does Nintendo switch online even exist in the first place? The online for the previous consoles were free, but now it isn’t? At this point you will replace ea.
  • Bug issue. 1/5

    By Alexthegriffon
    It’s been like that ever since I just installed it.
  • Great app for ACNH 5/5

    By Yardyungin
    I got this app to use with my Switch ACNH game. It does everything I need it to do. Great features and very easy to setup and use. Are there things I would like it to do? Sure, what I really want is a way to see what inventory items you actually have, not everything you’ve touched. That would be a great feature for the ACNH game also. This app was recommended to me and I recommend it to everyone I play with. It does what it says it will. That’s fantastic in the world of apps.
  • Doesn't even open 1/5

    By Emeraldtroll
    App doesn't load after login. This has been a constant issue for months for multiple people.
  • People want splatnet 3/5

    By cools54321
    Give it to people under 13
  • Why are people hating? 5/5

    By Rando Gam3r
    Ok. So personally I use this app around once a week. I only use it for voice chat and spirits. I look at the critical reviews and most of them are saying “they only have three games” or “There’s nothing to do” I’m pretty sure they said that in the description. I’m also sure they said that in the launch trailer and the trailer for switch online. There are better things to complain about. All in all. 10/10 app. Gets the job done, Quality over Quantity. (Name one game that was made by Nintendo that you think should have a voice chat feature)
  • Bones 1/5

    By PuzzySlayerxxx
    About as bare bones as a T-Rex Skeleton
  • Why, just why! 1/5

    By Mewizard
    One thing. If you are a child account, you cannot do anything on the app! I mean, if your switch gets damaged and has acnh, your island is lost forever because you cannot back it up unless you have the app!
  • So Great for Animal Crossing! 5/5

    By uisgay
    If you plan to use this for animal crossing, its worth it. When I first downloaded it, it was useful for typing chats on my phone rather than on the switch. Also, I used it to send in-game reactions. I haven’t been active since December, but recently, I noticed that it displays everything that you have ever catalogued in Animal Crossing, which is a big deal to me. I can’t say much on how it works with other games because I have only used it with Animal Crossing. But based on my experience, I recommend it!
  • Can’t log in after crashing 2/5

    By AWrootb33r
    I’ve been using this app scince before online was introduced for splatoon 2 And always id get it to work for like a week then it’d log me out and i would be greeted with a gray screen with a loading circle It would never work it still dosent.
  • App refuses to load 1/5

    By Jackstersona
    I have never gotten this app to load past the grey screen with the loading icon. Will adjust my review when it is fixed. Running off an iPhone 11 Pro max
  • Not compatible with my account? 1/5

    By Misss Sheep
    Whenever I try to sign in, it says the app is not compatible with my account. I’m sure the information is correct and I’ve even tried switching passwords! I’m not sure why this is happening, but I’ll try again once the app is updated.
  • Lol what is the point of this? 1/5

    By 272849361518
    I thought this app would allow me to purchase games for the switch with apply pay. Not only does it not do this but I was legit shocked at how little it really does. You can look at stats I guess? For a whopping 3 different games. I know it sounds like I’m kidding but I’m not that is seriously all you can do. I’m not mad so much as just surprised to the point I literally laughed out loud. Especially when my iPhone asked me to rate this app lol like rate what? It literally does nothing. Super funny idk what the plan was here but epic fail. Great for anyone just looking to take up some space on your devices memory lol
  • Will not load 1/5

    By cheezer4998
    when I try to use the app it just shows a little loading icon forever
  • Posts on smash bros 1/5

    By BjrPLAYZ
    I posted so replays and when I checks back it says there aren’t any posts. Please fix this!!!!

    By ♡Sunset♡
    I thought it was free, like all I want to do is change my animal crossing clothes. Is that too much to ask?
  • Good but 4/5

    By Traktorplayer
    So there’s this thing where you can search by popularity and date In super smash bros and it’s not available in the app, really gets me off road
  • Can only use on three games? 1/5

    By Iang5559
    You should be able to use on all online games
  • wrong data? 3/5

    By The App Tester 2536
    i got a new account in animal crossing for quite some time and for some reason the app has my old account and i can’t change that. I hope this gets fixed.
  • Nintendo? 4/5

    By A Splatoon Lover
    If you make a 3rd Splatoon Game, plz bring back splatnet!
  • Looking back on Nintendo online 1/5

    By Marion Ze Doki
    I got my second Nintendo console in 2017 around September or December, when I was around ten or eleven. Nothing was like the switch. It was almost magical! it had everything that made the Wii great, and even more. it was almost like It was the only thing I ever did then. Game after game I completed, and release after release I excitedly waited for. but then I noticed something in 2018. My joy cons were acting a little wonky. The motion controls moved by themselves. The joysticks too. I was so confused, this was never an issue on other consoles. I searched for solutions everywhere but they were all complicated and unusable at the time. I just had to live with it, and this was the start of my eventual hatred of this console. Soon came Nintendo switch online of which I didn’t have for months. I couldn’t play any of the games I wanted to, and when i got it, I was astounded on how much it didn’t work. Smash was unplayable, splatoon 2 was a disaster, and any game with online to come after failed even worse. This app didn’t work even more, as despite the convoluted form of the voice chat system, it was a cool novelty. But now, I have to pay for it. 20 bucks for a year isn’t much, but why? There’s no reason to pay for an online service that doesn’t work that goes with a console that is a technological failiure that goes with an app that solved an issue that never needed fixing. I technically have 12 pairs of joycons now, eight of which successfully broken. the switch is a nightmare, it almost seems like it was on purpose. As you, Nintendo, fight amidst a lawsuit for your failiure and your own company denying its existence, I hope you think about the failiures of the switch and this service you make us pay for, because if I may be frank, it’s horrible and you should never do it again.