Applies to: Nintendo Switch
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 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 Splatoon2 online lobby and then talk to your teammates to coordinate strategy during the online match.
To use the Nintendo Switch Online app, you must have the following:
Both the app's functionality and online play are free until the Nintendo Switch Online service launches in 2018. After the free-trial period, the online features of most games and the Nintendo Switch Online app will require a paid online service subscription from Nintendo.
Within the European region, the free-trial period, the paid service, and online play (for applicable modes in compatible games) will be available for customers in the following countries:
The Nintendo Switch Online app can be downloaded to your smart device from the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play Store (Android). Click here, for additional instructions.
While the Nintendo Switch Online app supports the above operating systems, it doesn't not guarantee compatibility with all devices using these OS versions.
Currently, the Nintendo Switch Online app is compatible with the Splatoon 2 game.
The following 9 languages are currently supported:
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.
For instructions on how to complete this process, click here.
When creating rooms and inviting users, you can invite friends you have from Nintendo Switch, friends you communicate with over social media or messaging apps, and other users you have recently played with through the Nintendo Switch Online app.
In addition to this, users must be age 13 years of age of older to use the Nintendo Switch Online app.
No. Players are not able to start voice chat communication until they have joined the Online Lounge within Splatoon 2.
If you would like to change devices, you can sign into a new device using your Nintendo Account. However; it is not possible to use voice chat on two or more smart devices at the same time if they use the same Nintendo Account. Each user would need to use his or her own Nintendo Account in order to voice chat with each other.
Yes. You are able to use headsets or headphones connected to your smartphone. If using a wireless Bluetooth headphone or headset, ensure it supports the HSP or HFP Bluetooth profile.
Please note that game sounds normally output from the TV or Nintendo Switch console will not be heard from your smart device.
The voice chat will disconnect while you're talking on the phone or using another application, but your voice chat will restart in the same room once you open the Nintendo Switch Online application again as long as the game session is still ongoing.
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.
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