Smartphone app


Voice chat and more for compatible games

The Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app* is designed to enhance your online experience for compatible games.

Open the app while playing compatible games to voice chat with your friends as you play.

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App update history

Works with these games

Special features for compatible games

Some games will get enhanced features with the app.

NookLink lets you have even more fun in your Animal Crossing: New Horizons game.

  • You can scan and use custom designs made in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.
  • You can see if your Best Friends are online.
  • You can send chat messages from your smart device to the game.

For more details about accessing NookLink, please visit support.

Application Screenshot showing the NookLink functionality of the Nintendo Switch Online mobile application

Smash World lets you browse all kinds of Shared Content for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game right from your smartphone.

Check out videos, screenshots, and original stages. If you find a stage you like, simply send it to your game with a single tap and the stage will be available the next time you reopen the game.

You can also see which spirits you own and create new spirit teams to send to your game.

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The app also features SplatNet. Players of the Splatoon 2 game can review and share their battle statistics, order gear for use in-game, and enjoy other features that make the game even more fun.

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*Persistent Internet and compatible smartphone required to use the Nintendo Switch Online app; data charges may apply. Nintendo Account age 13+ required.
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.
Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. For the latest list of countries, please visit Customer Support. Internet access required for online features. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply.