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Nintendo Switch Online App Now Available on App Store and Google Play

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Nintendo Switch Online app just hit the App Store and Google Play. This app works alongside the Nintendo Switch console and will allow for friends to party up, and will even offer voice chat to gamers. Here are some screen shots of the set up process. 

Nintendo Switch Online app is available on the App Store and Google Play and requires a Nintendo Switch console.


Asif Khan is the Luminary and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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    July 18, 2017 7:25 PM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Nintendo Switch Online App Now Available on App Store and Google Play

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      July 19, 2017 2:59 AM

      Oh snap, really! Going to dload now!

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      July 19, 2017 4:03 AM

      I don't see it in the Play store.

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      July 19, 2017 5:35 AM

      Adding people via app is definitely worth getting it for, even if all the rest isn't.

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      July 19, 2017 5:42 AM

      But I have to say that this thing is bare bones right now. Splatoon is the only get supported?

      Where is my Mario kart voice chat? Why can't I see friends online? Why can't I see play stats? Why can't I see installed games or anything about my ds? Hell, I can't even browse the store for impulse buys.

      If this is the service they plan on charging for then my enthusiasm for the switch is going to diminish a lot.

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        July 19, 2017 6:29 AM

        Usually I am behind Nintendo, but there is no good reason that this couldn't be out and fully functional with the Switch. They already knew they were way behind on their online functionality with the Wii U. If they cared about it, they had enough time and money to get it done. They could have even hired a whole team just to work on it if they wanted to. That perceived lack of caring is really rubbing people the wrong way.

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          July 19, 2017 8:45 AM

          Didn't the deal with DeNA go through for exactly this reason? I'm not sure what's going on exactly but it's been ridiculous so far.

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            July 19, 2017 8:50 AM

            That's a good point, I'm not sure.

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        July 19, 2017 7:59 AM

        You should complain about this on the internet.

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          July 19, 2017 10:08 AM

          you should make snarky replies to him complaining on the internet

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        July 19, 2017 10:31 AM

        I'm sure Mario Kart is coming, but they're launching it with Spla2n. We might not see it for a while though.

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      July 19, 2017 9:58 AM

      Haha wow this app is barebones!

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