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How to Download or Update the Nintendo Switch Online App

Instructions on downloading or updating the Nintendo Switch Online app.

Additional Information:

  • An active Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to use some of the Nintendo Switch Online app's features.
  • The Nintendo Switch Online app service can be used by Nintendo Account holders who are age 13 and older.
  • The Nintendo Switch Online app is compatible with smart devices which use the iOS and Android operating systems.

Complete These Steps:

  1. From your smart device, visit either the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play Store (Android) and search for Nintendo Switch Online.
  2. Select the Nintendo Switch Online app, and then select the appropriate option to download/install/update the application.
  3. Once downloaded, select the Nintendo Switch Online app to open it, and then sign in with your Nintendo Account.

Update Details:

Click the version number below for information about the update. Each update also includes all previous updates.


  • Version 1.5.0

    • Various performance and usability improvements implemented, including changing the button display position.
    • Bug fixes implemented.
    • Supported OS versions changed. To use this app, iOS version 10.0 (or later) or Android version 5.5 (or later) is now required.

  • Version 1.4.0

    • Added voice chat support for additional software.
      • A list of software that supports voice chat can be found within the app by selecting "Voice Chat" from the main menu, and then selecting "Supported Software".
    • Other enhancements have been made to improve performance and usability.

  • Version 1.1.0

    • Voice chat will now continue when other apps are opened. (*1)
    • Voice chat will now continue during sleep mode. (*2)
    • Improved support for Bluetooth devices. (For Android devices only.)

    (*1) This excludes apps with audio output or apps that use the microphone.

    (*2) If the power-saving feature is activated on devices using Android 6.0 or later, voice chat may be interrupted after the device has entered sleep mode. To use voice chat during sleep mode, go to Other Settings > Power Saving Settings in the app and deactivate battery optimisation on the Android device. For more details, please refer to the official website for your smart device.