Nintendo Switch Online: the official app is available on Android

by Jerry

The nintendo Switch's official mobile app, soberly named Nintendo Switch Online, is finally available on iOS and Android. The service will allow you to communicate vocally with other players, and invite your contacts to play the various online games available on the console.

If the Nintendo Switch breaks sales records, it's because it's an excellent gaming console. However, since its launch, the machine is sorely lacking in an online service worthy of the name to allow the many players of the world to interact via the internet. Faced with Sony's PlayStation Plus and Microsoft's Xbox Live services, Nintendo's latest is lagging behind in this field.

The problem is solved since Nintendo has finally launched a mobile application for Android and iOS. This application will be required for most of the console's online features. Nintendo Switch Online will support voice chats and invitations to play.

Nintendo Switch Online: Subscription will provide access to a catalogue of retro Nintendo games

In addition, features specifically related to the different games will also be offered. For example, Splatoon 2 will have its own player ranking and information service within the app, called SplatNet 2.

Splatoon 2 will not be available until Friday. While waiting for the deadline, the Nintendo Switch Online app offers few possibilities. For good reason, the Nintendo Switch Online service was scheduled for July 21, and was launched a few days in advance.

For now, Nintendo Switch Online is available for free on the Android Play Store and the iOS App Store. In contrast, from 2018, access to the service will be priced at $19.99 per year. For this price, users will also benefit from access to a collection including classic Nintendo games. It is not known at this time which titles the list will be composed.

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