The Nintendo Switch Online app enhances your online gameplay experience on your
Nintendo Switch™ system. You can use voice chat while playing compatible
games—and check game-specific services even when you're not playing with your
Nintendo Switch. ◆ Use voice chat during online play A...
More use for games it’s designed for
I really do like the spirit team creation features for ultimate and the recording side for splatoon but if this review get in the app developers hands I would recommend having more immersive features added for support for the games like guides or character stats or how in game tip are read through loading screen as well as update history so it’s one place they can quickly access instead of going to a website and waiting for people to sift through it and for spirit team building it would be helpful for it to display descriptions on what the effects do and if they stack or not and I would suggest that for any games that are supported by this app if DLC is made available details can be seen through the app as well as game purchase like how on the console you a wishlist or prepurchase option it’d be convenient if the eshop and its contents are visible through the app just like how Sony and Microsoft do with their apps in relation to their platforms you can buy the games and dlc using a mobile cellular device without being restricted of not have WiFi connections to make purchases for the console whether you have it in your hand or not
It isn’t perfect but...
The Nintendo Switch Online app is honestly something that should be praised in its efforts instead of shamed for the final production. The app was made to give another point of view on nintendo switch games and make it easier to connect to your Nintendo Switch friends. The app has additional functionality for Splatoon 2, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and Online Voice Chat. The Splatoon 2 and SSBU portions are very well put together and makes things for the user very beneficial in terms of finding what they need quickly, and providing good additional content for your Switch games. The Online Voice Chat is not the best, but it definitely isn’t the worst. The purpose of the chat system is to talk to friends, teammates, and other in-game allies in NSO supported games. Sure it may be a bit buggy or laggy, but it could be WAY worse. A lot of people will state “we can just use X app instead of this for voice chat” and will poorly rate this app for that exact reason. I say for what they were trying to do for the users of the app, they succeeded.
This isn’t very cash money if you
Before you say “well at least they are making it available to everyone for the low price of $20 a year” The DS over 16 years ago had everything this app does built in. So did the 3DS, the Wii U, about 6 years ago now and that was 100% free. And it had a Virtual Console with games people actually wanted. The entirety of Switch online is a joke. Splatoon 2 actually became became harder to play after it Switch online came out. And that’s and $80 game, now $100 because of the $20 online service. If you wanted to get the same experience with Splatoon on the Wii U, it was $60, everything included. Because of Switch online, my Switch has become a Fortnite (btw the switch version is lacking) and Mario Odyssey machine. For $300. Not okay. Maybe Smash bros. might make them notice how bad this is. Oh, and for people like me with and iPhone 7 or later, you have to use the 3.5mm dongle, plug the adapter that came with on of the 2 supported headphone, plug the other end into your Switch, than ether squat near you dock or use it in handheld mode. For Fortnite on the same console, you plug in any headphones with a mic on it. 𝘈𝘯𝘵𝘪-𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦𝘳 100. Not okay.
Not bad. Could be better.
Now, this app is really good. I don't know if it’s because of compatibility issues, but whatever it is, I haven’t had any issues like crashes with this app like what others are saying. It is a great way to talk to Switch friends while in game, like the sole purpose of the app is. The problem is, it must be in a supported game. You cant call or message them to see if they are available. That’s something that irritates me because, as a Smash Ultimate player, I really like playing online with my friends, especially one in particular. I need to go through a bunch of arenas to figure out where he is, and I normally cant find anyone and give up. If you could add a messaging feature and restrict when you can call someone, I’d be happy to use this more, and you’d probably help not just me but many other users. Thank you for reading this (if you are).
I haven't even used it for voice chat.
This is just a bad idea, even Splatnet. If I want to check my stats or report a player, I should be able to do that IN THE GAME. I know that an incomplete system for native voice chat has been discovered in the Switch; so Nintendo, please make that available when we start paying you to play online. I want to be able to talk to any one of my random team mates and tell them to help me. I know you're trying to protect the younger players, but this system doesn't work. Children's parents should be able to restrict the voice chat if it's needed. Please listen to your fans' requests. There is a stigma against you from Xbox, PS4, and PC fans because of this app. Please prove them wrong and make voice chat the way it has efficiently been for decades. The one positive aspect that made me give it an extra star is the wallpapers you can unlock for inking enough Turf in Splatoon 2. They're really cool; unfortunately these aren't the main feature of the app.
Not good for Nintendo's online payment. Also a horrible idea
I don't think we should be using an APP to voice chat with our friends. This feature should be built into the switch. Also if you want to protect young players, make a party system like Microsoft on Xbox One and Sony on ps4. And if that's not good enough, make the party system Friends only. What I'm trying to say, is that there are so many solutions to chatting. And Nintendo didn't follow one. Before we start paying you for online, PUT VOICE CHAT ON THE SWITCH! Also another reason this app is horrible, is because it only supports splatoon 2. Only that game out of all the games on this amazing console. Nintendo, listen to your fans. Or else, when people start paying online, you don't scratch your heads wondering why your not making as much money as you though. Not to mention your online history has already been horrible. We shouldn't be using an app to chat for a console game. All I'm saying is put voice chat on switch and listen to the community before we pay for online.
Good Ideas, Bad Base
I love splatnet for Splatoon it's a really good idea I Actually wouldn't mind this app if the Switch app had a different base but sadly it does not. The main point from what I understand was the chat system and It failed bad. I tried to be optimistic but it's like a worse discord + the only saving grace that is splatnet. 1.For one you can't chat while your not playing a game. 2.You can't leave the app and still hear anybody. It doesn't really affect much but it's dumb. 3. It supports nothing else. I'll be honest I don't Have MK8DX or Arms. But it doesn't support it. I understand that MK8 and Arms can't have something like splatnet but why can't you voice chat with it on those games. I hope they add it sooner but once again it's dumb. How are you gonna release an app and have it only support one game. As I stated earlier this app is pretty much only useful if you have Splatoon 2 because of Splatnet which is once Again a REALLY good idea and it works really well. But besides that your better off just using discord. Me and my friends end up using discord over the app even when where playing Splatoon 2. Note:Use headphones when using Discord it'll be hard to hear otherwise. I can see this app getting better. It's not broken and can definitely improve but as it stands it's only really good for splatnet.
Ok to all the negative ratings... please stop it's rude the switch most likely can't handle VC being built into it. I love this app it's a completely new way Nintendo is making VC available like everyone wanted. Yes the app is free the online service is not they are aware all free apps have some sort of payment to it so they get paid for it being used and add new updates/ features. Rating it bad for one reason (VC) is not going to help them. Suggest ideas like what I'd like to see in an update would be more compatible games, have it be able to be widgets compatible with who is online and have a message system if you mute your mic and lastly being able to send and receive friend requests in app. These are just ideas not demands. LOVE YOU NINTENDO KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK YOU DO FOR YOUR COMPANY❤️❤️❤️
This should be built into the Switch..
It’s 2017 for crying out loud! This should be built into the the switch! All the other consoles you can chat and talk to your friends without this app... even the Xbox 360 and PS3 had it, so power should not be an issue. If you want to hear your game, and not just your chat, you are going to need a bunch of adapters in order to do this not to mention phone chargers and your Switch undocked with it charging in the awful place the charger is located at.. with all of this... my Switch is my console for Nintendo exclusives... and my Xbox One is for everything else... it’s almost to the point where you might was well use Skype because it doesn’t drain you phone battery as quickly! The first party games on Switch, make it 100% worth getting one... (Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Metroid Prime 4)(and many more if you never had a Wii U.. (I have one) )but all the other games.. are better played on all other platforms, unless you want to play on the go...
Let me lay down the law of gaming in 2018!!
Look here everyone it’s 2018 and it’s not ok that Nintendo still doesn’t know how to implement a proper party chat on a CONSOLE I repeat a CONSOLE. If I hear one more thing about it’s because of the kids I swear, that’s the stupidest excuse ever for them to be lazy. It’s 2018 and half of the gaming community is made up of kids throughout all CONSOLES from ages 4 through 16 playing Bloody, murdering, shooting, cussing, stealing and rapping type of games all over and half these kids cuss worse than most adults and Nintendo says they don’t do it for the kids 😂😂 that’s stupid. The problem is with the parents that don’t monitor what they allow there kids to play, watch and listen too even when there are clear ratings telling them they should not play. So yeah it really boils down to Nintendo is just lazy when it comes to Console party chats. Drops the mic 🎤
This app is an utter disappointment. I used to use it to “purchase” exclusive Splatoon 2 gear and to check records and stats, but other than that it is almost entirely pointless, beyond the fact that these things should have been implemented into the game from the beginning. Most games require this app to use voice chat, but unlike other apps, this is required to stay open or it kills the connection. The addition of SSB hasn’t provided anything new or exciting - just a bunch of videos that are arbitrarily presented in a very confusing format. Spirits can be grouped but again, this is something that could have been part of the actual game. What is the point of this app? After 3 (?) years, these are still the only two games utilizing the service and only one is doing a halfway decent job, despite the fact that it’s heading out the door anyway. RIP Spla2n. Nintendo has all but abandoned this app and anyone who believes otherwise has a lot of explaining to do.
More Frustrating Than No Online service
When playing Smash last night, my friends and I tried using this app for voice chat thinking “It can’t be that bad, the internet exaggerates”. I am here to report that the internet did not exaggerate. It is that bad. All you can do is “start voice chat” which opens a voice chat with everyone in your online session. But in smash online, every match is a session and where you put your token on the match setup screen counts as a different session. So who you can talk to is constantly changing, with people dropping in or out depending on what they’re doing. This is baffling. On top of this poor design, the app devours battery and does not handle gracefully your phone locking or shutting off the screen, with chat cutting out when this happens. I was constantly having to tap my phone screen to keep it awake. And lastly, it crashes. You’d wonder why nobody was talking to you, look down at your phone, and it would be sitting back on the home screen, the app having crashed out. After the 6th crash it wasn’t funny enough to keep using and I switched to Discord. This was a 0/10 experience. Not only was it inconvenient, it didn’t do what I wanted, it was confusing, and it crashed constantly. Nintendo should be embarrassed. This is worse than if they had offered nothing at all. I’m mad I paid for this terrible online service.
Nintendo you can do a lot better
Assuming that you have to be 13 to already use this app I’d inspect more for a mature audience let text chatting through maybe iMessage or the app itself, or allow us to voice chat on the switch itself if I can take my switch on the go why do I want to use another portable device separate It feels like how in Mario Party 10 for amibo Party where you took your turn by tapping your figure to the game pad but I still had to use the wii remote to play the mini games or for certain events. One thing I do like is being able to chat while in sleep mode and ussing a different app but that’s about it also why not have us use it for all online multiplayer games especially arms since that’s like the new splatoon I don’t know if I’m even going to by the online service now.
Add a messaging/invite system!!!!
Nintendo please answer every gamers request and add a messaging system to the switch!!! Doing so will make it so so SO simple to cooperate and join forces with other people! Not only that, but if you add an invite system (that limits player invites to 3-5 every 5 minute to prevent spamming), then the players can see what their friends are doing, and directly join them from said invite. Judging from experience, whenever I got an invite from my friends on my PS4, I was able to join them right away, but with this system as it is, there is the trouble of spending 30+ minutes trying to figure out how to start a match with my friends on one of my favorite games. All I’m saying is that if there were any improvements you can make to the system, it would be this very crucial and simple step to developing a better way to game on the switch. Thank you for anyone who read this, and anyone from Nintendo please keep this is mind.
Wish they had a built in party system like Xbox and ps4
I been playing Nintendo since I was 4 years old I love their games And System’s for the years I think the switch is amazing system for at home and on the go but I feel if they did a better job with a voice chat system I would enjoy it more also have Bluetooth support the app is ok I do like the Nintendo virtual online service I like to see snes and n64 and GameCube games come to the Nintendo online service but with that being said I been loveing all the games on it for the most part had not had any issues also like useing the pro controller looking forward to Mario maker 2 direct today anyway that’s all I going to say the app works ok but could be better
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