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Nintendo Switch Online Application Now Live

by Donald Theriault - July 18, 2017, 6:59 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: Nintendo

Can't use it quite yet, though.

The Nintendo Switch Online application can be downloaded now, though it is currently in a maintenance mode until Splatoon 2 launches.

Android and iOS stores in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe have all confirmed the app's availability. Launching the app right after its release showed the server "under maintenance" with a 2816-0700 error code.

Nintendo has an online FAQ page which confirm the app will only work with Splatoon 2 for now, and that use of other phone apps will cause the Nintendo app to disconnect.


SorenJuly 19, 2017

You can't multitask at all while using the app. You can't even lock your phone. Nintendo fully intends for you to only use their app while you're in a session, completely ignorant to how people use their phones in 2017.

Wasn't DeNa supposed to avoid things like this from happening?

ShyGuyJuly 19, 2017

Geez, you search for Nintendo Switch in the Google Play store, and Nintendo Switch Online shows up like 37 down the list.

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