Nintendo Switch Online Service is the online service for the Nintendo Switch. The price is reported to be $17-$26. There will be a free trial through March to Fall 2017, when it's officially released.

Description from Nintendo Edit

Online Play on Nintendo Switch Edit

You'll be able to play compatible co-op and competitive games online by signing in with your Nintendo Account. Online play will be free for Nintendo Account holders until our paid service launches in Fall 2017.

Online lobby and voice chat Edit

Our new dedicated smart device app will connect to Nintendo Switch and let you invite friends to play online, set play appointments, and chat with friends during online matches in compatible games - all from your smart device.

A free, limited version of this app will be available for download in summer 2017.

Monthly game download Edit

Subscribers will get to download and play a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) or Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Super NES) (with newly-added online play) for free for a month.

Exclusive deals Edit

Special offers for subscribers may include discounts on select digital games and content.

Features Edit

Features Subscribers Non-subscribers
Online gameplay Yes Free trial through Fall 2017
Online Lobby & Voice Chat app Yes No
Monthly game download Yes No
Exclusive deals Yes No
Access to Nintendo eShop Yes Yes
Register and manage friends Yes Yes
Share screenshots to social media Yes Yes
Access to Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app Yes Yes
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