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Switch Online mobile app update available on Android, new list of games to support voice chat

The Switch Online mobile app has gotten an update on Android, and is sure to get one on iOS soon as well. The update allows for the app to utilize voice chat for games outside of Splatoon 2. It also fixes some bugs, improves unnamed elements, and other offers more stability. According to the Switch Online website, here are the next round of games that'll support online chat through the app.

- Splatoon 2
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- ARMS
- Mario Tennis ACES
- NES games

Categories: Consoles, Mobile
Tags: eshop, mobile, switch

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ovenmitts
Fri Sep 14 18 12:55am
Rating: 4

It's incredible, you pay for an online service and that doesn't even let you voice chat in every online game. Why does the voice chat even have to be tied to a game in the first place? Back when the online was free, I didn't care about how convoluted the voice chat process because my friends and I just used discord. But now that you're taking my money for an online service, I'm kinda annoyed because it feels like I'm paying for incompetence.

No pokken? Damn... That would be a game I'd love to play with voice chat, despite the shitty setup they have for it

Absolutely incredible it's not just every online game. can't use voice chat in monster hunter.

I hope they add it to MH. That's a game that can have very good use of it unlike Spla2n.

I wish it was a party chat system, where it doesn’t matter if you’re on the same game or not. This is just the first version of it, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

ovenmitts
Fri Sep 14 18 12:55am
Rating: 4

It's incredible, you pay for an online service and that doesn't even let you voice chat in every online game. Why does the voice chat even have to be tied to a game in the first place? Back when the online was free, I didn't care about how convoluted the voice chat process because my friends and I just used discord. But now that you're taking my money for an online service, I'm kinda annoyed because it feels like I'm paying for incompetence.

The only good thing the Nintendo online has is the price. Otherwise, it is vastly inferior compared to a console from 2005...

ridleysaria
Fri Sep 14 18 02:26am
Rating: 1

I would argue that the price isn’t actually good because the service is so bad.

I do think I'm saving money with the NES games. But overall, very underwhelming.

lokamp
Fri Sep 14 18 02:27am
Rating: 1

And that's even stretching it... Asking to pay 20 bucks/year for a mostly peer-to-peer online multiplayer sceneis asking 20 bucks too much.

May I ask why people want voice chat when there is discord in the first place?

Fri Sep 14 18 01:44am
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So they don’t have to use their phone battery alongside the Switch’s. There’s literally no need to use yet another device. Does it really matter, though? Switch doesn’t even support Bluetooth headsets without a dongle. I guess the bottom line is this part of the console was not thought out well in advance— now it’s a hodge podge Frankenstein solution or no voice chat at all.

But Fortnite can do it without the app, so... Hey Nintendo!

Yep. Too bad Nintendo won’t do it that way or at least give us options.

Wonder why they are so obsessed with this app. Could have a pretty big deal with DENA. Only thing that makes some sense to me.

I think it's more people don't want to pay for a poorly executed service when there's a much better free alternative.

If Nintendo wants to advertise voice chat as one of the big components of its online service plan, that voice chat better work for all the different games playable online. If they can't get it to work across all the available software, they shouldn't make us pay for it.

Monster Hunter Double Cross was already brought up in this thread before, but I would like to hammer this point home. Let's say I'm a consumer who is a really big Monster Hunter fan, and I buy a switch console to play with my friends who all own the game. I pay Nintendo for the privilege to play that game online, but I'm unable to take full advantage of the money I spent since Monster Hunter is not supported on the Switch app or voice chat. Now I'm paying for features I can't take advantage of since they aren't supported and that's irksome.

evil-c
Fri Sep 14 18 05:04am
Rating: 1

When I use XBL or PSN, I use the party chat. No need for discord. Switch should be the same...

Hey, ARMS support Smile
Wasn't expecting that.

- having to use an app for voice chat
- no HDD support
- no free online
- no miiverse.

The switch is just an inferior Wii U.

- can't play with two screens at the same time

;)

Where exactly would you put an HDD into the Switch?

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