How To Get The Nintendo Switch Online App
Ready to get started with the Nintendo Switch's online features? Here's how!
The Nintendo Switch Online app is the portal through which you'll be able to access everything you need in terms of communication with friends, the creation of private lobbies for multiplayer, and for tracking your stats. Currently this extends only to Splatoon 2 upon its release, but you'll be able to use the app for presumably much more than that. The app has actually launched ahead of its planned release on July 21, alongside Splatoon 2, and you can actually get it right now for either iOS or Android. It's unfortunately lacking in features right now, but soon enough you'll be able to use it for all the fun Splatoon 2 chatting, stat-tracking, and other social features you can get your hands on. Looking to pick up the app right now? Here's how to go about it.
Where can I download the Nintendo Switch Online app?
The app is currently available via iOS and Android on the App Store and Google Play Store, respectively. You can't currently search to find them on either storefront, and instead need to use links to reach your destination.
What is the Nintendo Switch Online app for?
You'll be able to use the app to interface with companion programs like Splatoon 2's SplatNet 2, where you can track stats from games, hook up with friends, and chat with other players.
Does the Nintendo Switch Online app cost anything?
The Nintendo Switch Online app will be free of charge until the Switch's full suite of online feature launch in earnest in 2018. Then there will be a yearly fee of $19.99.
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