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 1.5.2

Various issues are now resolved.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
295 Ratings

295 Ratings

WesMaster2503 ,


I had heard many bad things about this app before actually being able to use it. But when I finally got to try it, I was pleasantly surprised at both how well it worked and all the hate it had received. The voice chat is decent enough and certainly not as bad as other people claim it is. I can hear the people I talk to just fine while using it. I just wish more games allowed you to use it with randoms (in particular Splatoon 2)

MikeyM84 ,

Nintendo Party Pooper!

This app is absolutely horrendous & stressful to use because of it’s poor functionality features 👎🏼. I don’t know why Nintendo just stop being difficult & add voice party chat in the Switch console OR make this app widely available on other platforms such as PC & tablets? Are they deliberately trying to annoy & upset there fans? 😡 Whenever I’ve tried using this app with my brother to play games, we found it ruins the whole online gaming experience because you can’t use a proper headset to communicate & it drains the battery on your phone if you’re playing for hours. My best advice if you really want voice chat, use another app like discord! I think Nintendo need to go back to the drawing board & find another way forward with party chat. I don’t normally post bad reviews about Nintendo but they need to sort this out ASAP.

[xEU] Raz ,


Nintendo Switch Online app is an app made by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch for some of the games. Such as Splatoon 2.

To Invite players i.e on Splatoon 2;

1. Enter the lobby or Grizzco in Splatoon 2 from your Nintendo Switch console, then select Online Lounge.

2. Create A Room.

3. Invite friends using a smart device.

Now you can enjoy voice chat on your own 📱!

To accept a Friend game invitation, just go onto the apps main menu, then go onto “Invitation List”

To change and view your account settings, just tap on the button that’s on the top right on the main menu.

But although you can invite other people to other games!
Once you’re invited to a room, and if you join it, you can only play the same game. Or in another ways, all the people that are in the chat room, can only play the same game, otherwise if a player closes the game, they’ll leave the chat room/party


Nintendo Co., Ltd.
114.4 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
Rated 12+ for the following:
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2017 Nintendo Co., Ltd.


  • Family Sharing

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

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