New Nintendo Switch Online App Available Now

New Nintendo Switch Online App Available Now


At the time of writing, Nintendo's Switch Online service is entirely free, but that's set to change.

The Nintendo Switch version of the acclaimed RPG The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim was one of the first games announced for the new console, but we had yet to see the game run on the actual console. Barring few minor issues, the console has become hugely popular and its sales also go to show how successful it is. If they would also want to hear the sounds of the game while engaged in voice chat, they will need to use either a one-sided headset or a splitter. This will require players to deactivate the auto-sleep features of their iOS and Android devices and to not do anything else on their phone while the app is running.

You can still play games with the console alone of course - including online multiplayer - but if you want to take advantage of more complex features like voice chat, stat tracking, and more, you'll need the app. However, FILIP got to play the Switch build of the game at Comic Con, and he has posted a video of it. Once they are connected, players will be able to access features such as voice chat, invitations for users to join online matches, and SplatNet2, which will provide players with Splatoon 2 online play statistics, event schedules, an in-game store, and more. Thanks to the Nintendo Switch, which played a massive part in getting it back on its feet, the company has made the Nintendo Switch Online app available for download. Of course, you can easily invite your Nintendo Switch friends, too!

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Splatoon 2 allows up to 10 players in a chatroom, but other games may vary, and once you're chatting the controls are simple: you can mute your microphone, and that's it. Chat with everyone in your room or split voice chat into teams and have it out head-to-head!

Q: Which games does the app work with?

  • Kyle Warner