Our Detailed Guide for Nintendo Switch Online

Our Detailed Guide for Nintendo Switch Online on Blog
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Nintendo Switch Online service was released back in 2018. The companion app that can be used by Switch owners has lots of features to offer. The app is mainly made for games. One of the most popular features is the ability to invite other players to join you in the game via the app.

Purpose of the App

Nintendo Switch Online is also called a hub for the extra data for the Nintendo games. Every particular game has unique features available via this app. You can use the new service to improve the gameplay. However, you can’t simply access the content you want. To do this, you need at least several things:

  • Nintendo Account;
  • Nintendo Switch console;
  •  an app that is compatible with it;
  • a phone with the Nintendo Switch Online app.

The app offers an online subscription to multiple features, including voice chat during the game, cloud saving, multiplayer, and free entrance to the Nintendo Entertainment System library. You can also play games from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Nintendo offers Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64 games to the app owners. The app has an affordable price. During the first months of release, the service was totally free of charge. Now you can download the app for free but pay a monthly subscription fee of $3.99. One year costs $19.99. Gamers highly appreciate the affordable price of the service.

Games on Nintendo Switch Online

The list of games is constantly growing. Besides the classics like Super Mario, you can find many new titles. After paying for a subscription, you receive a wide range of free games. There are several libraries: you can choose games from SNES and NES lists. They are diverse and contain famous names like Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong. In October 2021, players will be able to try games from Sega Mega Drive and N64 collections. Yet, some of them will not be free.

Service Benefits

Apart from the games and the ability to invite your friends, there are numerous additional benefits. Nintendo is working on more attractions to lure a bigger audience non-stop. You may try all of the available goods.


If you are tired of searching for your favorite games after you close them, you can keep them in the cloud. There is enough space. Besides, this way, you will be able to save the progress and come back to the very same spot. You may clean the Switch and still enter your favorite games. However, before you do it, check out whether Nintendo allows for the game to be saved in the cloud or not.

iOS and Android apps

The service is available on both mobile platforms. You can download it for free on Android or iOS. You will find multiplayer and chat services available in both versions. To download the app on Android, you need a 6.0 system or later and 32M of empty space. For iOS, you need a 12.0 system or later and 60.1 MB. The app is also compatible with iPad and iPod touch.

Family membership

You can order subscriptions either for individual or family use. Individual subscription costs $3.99 per month. And family subscription already comes for 12 months. It costs $34.99. You can sign up to 8 people who will use all the benefits of a full subscription. After 1 week free trial, you may decide whether you want to sign up alone or together with family.

Membership in Nintendo Switch Online

Whether you decide to pay a subscription for this service or not, you still have a trial week. After you download it on your device, you can check out all the benefits. One week is enough to check out the library, invite your friends in the game and use multiplayer. Nintendo Switch Online can offer you a wide choice of games, helpful storage, and a user-friendly interface.

If you have tried this service before or are currently using it, please, share your opinion in the comments below. Do you like this app? What do you like the most and the least?

Michael Davis
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