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How to set up a Family Group with Nintendo Switch Online

If you know Nintendo, you should be expecting tomorrow's reveal of Switch Online details to leave as many questions as answers. Thankfully we can take it upon ourselves to answer some of those questions right now. Wondering how you make a Family Group with Switch Online. The lengthy step-by-step process below from our friends at Nintendo Life will help put that group together.

Step One - Set Up Your Nintendo Accounts

To invite someone to your family group, they need to have a Nintendo Account, so start there. To set up a Nintendo Account on your Nintendo Switch, perform the following steps:

Head to the eShop by selecting the orange icon that looks like a shopping bag.
Select the Switch user that you want to be the primary Nintendo Account holder.
Hit 'Create Account'
Fill in your email address.
Open the email on a PC, Mac, or mobile device.
Choose to add an account for yourself, or on behalf of a child.
Fill in the form and hit submit.
Head back to your Switch and fill in the confirm code provided.
Hit continue and choose how you'd like to handle your password.

Step Two - Invite Members To Your Family Group

You don't have to set up a family group, as the option is there for any Nintendo Account holder. Here's how to invite members to a family group in steps:

Login to your Nintendo Account on a PC, Mac, or mobile device and navigate to 'Family Group'.
Click 'Add Member'
Click 'Invite someone to your family group'.
Fill in the email address attached to the Nintendo Account that you want to add to your family group.
Have the Nintendo Account holder accept the invite by heading over to their emails, clicking 'Join Family Group', and hitting 'Ok'.
Congratulations! You've successfully created a family group. Now you can choose the family membership when setting up Nintendo Switch Online.

Nintendo Switch Online Family Membership - How To Change The Administrator

If you want to setup a new administrator for any reason, you can do that quite simply:

Login to your Nintendo Account on a PC, Mac, or mobile device.
Click on 'Family Group'.
Navigate to 'Manage Family Group'.
Hit 'Change Family Group Admin'.
Click 'Submit'.
Navigate to your email and enter the verification code sent by Nintendo.
Hit 'Submit'.
Click 'Select this person' on the family group member that you want to make an administrator.
Hit 'Confirm Change'.
The new administrator will have to accept the change via an email Nintendo sends out.
Nintendo Switch Online Family Membership - How To Remove A Nintendo Account From Your Family Group

How to kick someone from your family group:

Login to your Nintendo Account on a PC, Mac, or mobile device.
Click on 'Family Group'.
Navigate to 'Manage Family Group'.
Click on 'Remove a Family Group Member'.
Hit 'Select this person' on the person you want to remove.
Click 'Confirm' and you're done.

Categories: Consoles
Tags: switch

Comments

Top Rated Comment
wesfx
Wed Sep 12 18 05:44pm
Rating: 7

Or saving money. Hmm....

If only there was a benefit to family groups like a shared game library.

wesfx
Wed Sep 12 18 05:44pm
Rating: 7

Or saving money. Hmm....

So does everyone in your family group get access to the free monthly game?

moshugan
Wed Sep 12 18 08:13pm
(Updated 1 time)

I sure hope so. We're planning to use it between unrelated friends. At least there was no restrictions in creating the Family Group between Nintendo Accounts that aren't actually in the same household.

It should work as if each user had their own subscription with their own account activity and separate cloud saves, but with one payment that's practically a group discount.

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