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Nintendo Switch Online App Update 1.1 Makes Significant Changes

13 September 2017

You can switch to other apps and continue chatting with your teammates, and even lock your phone to save it from burning battery or cutting your chat off in the middle of a crucial match.

Of all the issues gamers had with the Nintendo Switch Online app, those two design flaws were perhaps the most common. Splatoon 2 is still the only game accessible within it.

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"Right now there's just not enough there to justify downloading it", Martin wrote, "and beyond the stat-tracking of Splatnet it's more of a fuss using its voice chat than heading to an external alternative such as Discord". This, as you can imagine, was a pain for a lot of players.

The full Nintendo Switch Online App version 1.1.0 updates are as follows. Hopefully this is the first in a long line of improvements to the Switch's system, because for many, it's now hard to imagine paying a yearly fee for the service in the state it launched in.

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Nintendo has released an update for the Nintendo Switch Online app, allowing users to continue to use voice chat on their phone when the device is in sleep mode.

We'll see if Nintendo can keep the updates rolling between now and when it's planning to implement that fee, which should be sometime in 2018.

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Nintendo Switch Online App Update 1.1 Makes Significant Changes