Enjoy competitive and co-operative online gaming

If you join the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership service, you’ll be able to play co-operatively or competitively in compatible titles, with friends living far away, or against rivals around the world.

You can also use the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app to voice chat* while you play in compatible games. Strategise with your Splatoon 2 squad or just chat with fellow racers in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!


*A compatible smartphone or tablet and internet connection required to use the Nintendo Switch Online app. Data charges may apply.

A Nintendo Account and active Nintendo Switch Online paid membership is required to use the service. The service cannot be used by account users who are under 13 years old. To set restrictions for the Nintendo Switch Online app, please refer to your smartphone or tablet settings. The Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app does not include settings for the Nintendo Switch Online app.

Nintendo Switch Online

Which games are compatible?

In order to play online in games like Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and ARMS from September 2018, you’ll need to join the paid Nintendo Switch Online membership service.

How do I find out if a game supports online play?

Check on Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

A note will appear on the Nintendo eShop purchase page if a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is required for online play.

Check the official Nintendo website

Enter the game's title in the search area.

Select the game from the search results.

A note will appear on the page if a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is required for online play.

Check the back of the game packaging

A note on the reverse of the game packaging should inform you if a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is required for online play.