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:

・ Animal Crossing: New Horizons
   ・ Send custom designs created in Animal Crossing games on Nintendo 3DS to Animal Crossing: New Horizons
   ・ Use your smart device to send messages that appear in-game
   ・ View the online status of your Best Friends
   ・ And more!

 ・ 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.
● iOS version 10.3 or higher is required to use some features of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game-specific service.

What’s New

Version 1.8.0

Various issues are now resolved.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
258 Ratings

258 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.

xX Dy1star Xx ,

Great App but it’s missing a few features

The Nintendo Online app is a good app, although, it’s missing a lot of features. Like more voice chat compatible apps (example: Fortnite, Super Kirby Clash etc) and checking different stats like on Splatoon 2’s thingy. I honestly think Discord is better because of how easy it is compared to specific games required to chat with friends. Overall it’s good, but it’s missing quite a bit of opportunity.

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)


Nintendo Co., Ltd.
126.4 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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