The Nintendo Switch Online app is designed to help enhance your online gameplay experience on Nintendo Switch™. With this app, you can use voice chat while gaming and can check game information even when you're not playing!

◆ Using voice chat while gaming

More games now support voice chat via this app! 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 order to use this service, Nintendo Switch software that supports this app is required. You can view a list of currently supported software within the Nintendo Switch Online app.
*More software titles that support voice chat are planned to be added in the future.

◆ Game-specific services

You can access various features designed to enhance your online experience for supported games.

Currently, game-specific services are available for these games:

 ・ Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
   ・ View posted images and videos
   ・ Queue downloads of user-created stages to play them in your copy of the game
   ・ Receive notifications about upcoming events
   ・ And more!

 ・ Splatoon 2
   ・ Check leaderboards and map schedules
   ・ View your battle and Salmon Run stats
   ・ And more!

● A Nintendo Switch console and supported software are required to use the service.
● A paid membership to Nintendo Switch Online is required to use some of the features of this app and to use online play on Nintendo Switch (some software excluded).
● You must have a Nintendo Account for ages 13 and up in order to use the service.
● In addition to Nintendo Switch friends, this app can also match you with acquaintances from social networks.
● Permanent internet connection required for use.
● May contain advertisements and product placement.
● iOS version 10.0 or higher is required to use this app.

What’s New

Version 1.6.1

Various issues are now resolved.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
199 Ratings

199 Ratings

Wizkld ,

Splat service

I’ve had this app since release, and literally the only viable use I’ve found for it is as a companion app for splatoon 2. Voice chat is easily outclassed by practically any other service, simply making a phone call makes a lot more sense. Most of the services available are even more arbitrary. I have the other games, and it’s literally pointless. You may as well just turn on your switch with everything else, but when it comes to splatoon 2, the app is amazing! Check for new gear, keep up to date on what maps and modes are currently being played, and check your stats, Nintendo at its finest. The real question is: why isn’t this just a standalone splatoon app? If it wasn’t for the splat content, this would literally be the most pointless app on the App Store, and that’s really saying something.

Rhysthehendo ,

A note to people

Looking at these reviews, there are people who are angry at Nintendo for no reason whatsoever, sure, I get that so far this app is limited and the Splatoon headset is messed up, but see people complaining about the online membership. Settle down, we got a whole year of online for free and it is literally 3 times cheaper than things like PSPlus or Xbox Live. Plus, NES games with online capability, this app will surely begin expanding soon and so many more features to come, maybe even save stating for Classic games, cloud saving and even a full virtual console. To all the people complaining. Just get over it (who can’t wait for smash bros ultimate)

Moth one ,

We need a way to contact our friends

Nintendo please let us be able to use this app to message people on our friends list. Diablo 3 has just come out and it would be handy to be able to message people to organise games. It’s not your job to police younger users from strangers on the internet, that’s what parents and the Nintendo parental control app is for. Literally everyone in the Nintendo switch adds is an adult, this console is marketed towards adults and we should be able to contact each other, like adults. I don’t care that voice chat has to be done through an app ( which is dumb FYI ) but just let us be able to message people on our friends list for goodness sake.


Nintendo Co., Ltd.
123.7 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Age Rating
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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