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Nintendo Switch Online app now available on iOS/Android

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The Nintendo Switch Online app has launched a bit early of it's announced 7/21 release date. Download it now on iOS and Android!


iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nintendo-switch-online/id1234806557?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nintendo.znca


Nintendo Switch online app FAQ: http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/26938/p/897





The Nintendo Switch Online app is designed to help enhance your online gameplay experience on Nintendo Switch™. With this app, you can check game-specific services (e.g., SplatNet 2 for Splatoon 2), invite friends to play with you via social media, and use voice chat while gaming.


◆ Do you play Splatoon 2? If so, you can make use of the dedicated SplatNet 2 service!


You can use SplatNet 2 to check all sorts of vital battle-related information, including match results, stages, and rankings! 


◆ Inviting friends via social media


You can invite friends to play with you in supported games via social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Of course, you can easily invite your Nintendo Switch friends, too!

◆ Using voice chat while gaming


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 these services, a Nintendo Switch game compatible with this app is required. Splatoon 2 is compatible with this app.

● You can use the Nintendo Switch Online app for free until the paid subscription service launches in 2018.
● A persistent Internet connection is required to use this app. Cellular data may be used.
● A Nintendo Switch console, a Nintendo Account, and supported game are required.
● You must be at least 13 years or older to use this app.
● Your use of this app is subject to the Nintendo Account User Agreement, available at support.nintendo.com.


Edited by alienboyva
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Some info on the download size and app file size.


On Android the app was around a 21-23 MB download. The amount of storage used is 49.38 MB. Any additional data will be because of any data gathered from using the app I suppose. Feel free to add that into to the OP.

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Hmm...I can see that.


I guess it'll depend on how quickly and reliably it re-establishes the connection. I feel like they'll patch this before too long, though.


Then again, maybe they're encouraging people to actually invest in the game(s) they're playing, as opposed to texting? Not gonna lie: There's something deeply annoying about watching someone demonstrate a literal incapability of detaching themselves from their phones while they're either playing a game or watching a film. Then, they insist that they can "multitask".


No. No they can't--much less in multiplayer matchmaking.

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15 minutes ago, Eliwood8 said:

I expect I'll play a lot of Splatoon 2, but I imagine people here will still just use Discord to group up for team or private matches.


1 minute ago, Mocha said:

Not when Discord exists they won't.

Fair point(s). My answer was more conjectural than anything. :P

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