Nintendo Switch Lite Support

  • Overview

    The Nintendo Switch Online app is available for iOS and Android devices.

    The app is currently compatible with the Splatoon™ 2 game, giving players the ability to access SplatNet 2, invite friends to online matches, and chat during the game. Both the app's functionality and online play are free until the Nintendo Switch Online service launches in September 2018.

    With the app and the Splatoon 2 game, you can access SplatNet 2 to see your online play stats, check out upcoming game stages, and more.

    You can also invite friends who have the game to Private Battles, League Battles, Salmon Runs and Splatfest Battles via social media and other services. When players are invited to a game, they'll get an instant notification on their smart device.

    The app lets you chat with friends in your online lobby and then talk to your teammates to coordinate strategy once the game begins.

    An active Internet connection is required to download and use the application. As with most applications, data usage rate will vary by application feature. Your internet/mobile service provider may apply data charges based on how you connect the smart device to the Internet. The Nintendo Switch Online application can use mobile data or Wi-Fi network.

    • What is required to use the Nintendo Switch Online app?

      To use the Nintendo Switch Online app, you must have the following:

      • A Nintendo Switch and compatible game (either physical or digital).
         
      • An Android or iOS smart device.
         
      • A Nintendo Account linked to your Nintendo Switch console and smart device.

        Important: The Nintendo Switch Online app service can be used by Nintendo Account holders who are age 13 and older.
         

      An active Internet connection is required to download and use the application. As with most applications, data usage rate will vary by application feature. Your internet/mobile service provider may apply data charges based on how you connect the smart device to the Internet. The Nintendo Switch Online application can use mobile data or Wi-Fi network.

    • How much does this service cost?

      Both the app's functionality and online play are free until the Nintendo Switch Online service launches in September 2018. After the free-trial period, most games and the Nintendo Switch Online app will require a paid online service subscription from Nintendo. For further information regarding Nintendo Switch Online Services please click here

    • Where is this service available?

      The free-trial period, the paid service, and online play (for applicable modes in compatible games) will be available for customers in Australia and New Zealand.

    • How do I get the Nintendo Switch Online app?

      The Nintendo Switch Online app can be downloaded to your smart device from the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play Store (Android).

    • Which smart devices are supported?

      iOS:

      • Devices using iOS 9.0 or later are supported.
         

      Android:

      • Devices using Android 4.4 or later are supported.
         

      Important: While the Nintendo Switch Online app supports the above operating systems, it does not guarantee compatibility with all devices that use these OS versions.

    • What games are supported?

      Currently, the Nintendo Switch Online app is compatible with the Splatoon 2 game.

    • Do I need to use the Nintendo Switch Online app to play Splatoon 2 online?

      The Nintendo Switch Online app provides additional features, such as voice chat and the ability to send user invites over social media, but it is not required to play Splatoon 2 online.

  • How do I set Parental Control restrictions?

    The service can be used by Nintendo Account holders who are age 13 and older. Because the app runs on your smart device, it cannot be controlled by the parental controls offered in Nintendo's ecosystem. To set restrictions for use of the Nintendo Switch Online app, please refer to your smart device settings.