Nintendo Switch Online app
This smartphone app is designed to enhance your online experience for compatible games such as Splatoon™ 2.App update history
Special features for compatible games
Some games will get enhanced features with the app.
For example, the app gives Splatoon 2 players access to SplatNet 2. There they can review and share their battle statistics, order gear for use in-game, and enjoy other features that make the game even more fun.
Using the app's Online Lounge, you can send online play invitations to players on your Nintendo Switch system's friend list. The app also lets you quickly send invites via social networks and messaging services. When you're invited to a game, you'll get notified right away via a push notification on your smartphone.
Once players are connected, you can use voice chat openly with friends while in the online lobby and during online play (depending on the game).
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You can use the Nintendo Switch Online app for free until the paid Nintendo Switch Online membership launches in September 2018.
A compatible smartphone and persistent Internet connection is required to use this app. Data charges may apply. A Nintendo Switch system, a Nintendo Account, and supported game are required.
A Nintendo Account is required to use the Nintendo Switch Smartphone app. (Child accounts for users ages 12 and under cannot use the app.)
Parental controls for the Nintendo Switch Online app cannot be set from the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app—they must be managed through your smartphone's parental control restriction settings.
Prices listed are in U.S. dollars and do not include tax; pricing for additional countries will be announced closer to launch. Internet required for online play.
This service is only for Nintendo Switch. It does not affect online play for Wii U or Nintendo 3DS systems.