Things You Didn't Know Your Nintendo Switch Could Do

Joanna Estrada
September 20, 2018

Nintendo Switch Online can be purchased in three ways - by a one-month subscription for $3.99 United States dollars, a three-month subscription for $7.99, and a 12-month subscription for $19.99 USD.

The latest update to the Nintendo Switch Online app for iOS adds chat support for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, and more. Previously, to download games to a secondary Switch, you had to go through the onerous process of deactivating the Nintendo Account on your original console and re-activating it on the new system.

There are certain limitations for Nintendo Switch Online at the moment, including cloud saves being deleted if there is a lapse in the subscription and that multiple Nintendo Accounts on the same console will need a family membership.

Your primary Switch is the one you're using when you connect your Nintendo Account to the eShop for the first time.

The game you're playing will pause automatically when you lose that internet connection and resume when your connection is restored.

As is the case with many digital Switch games and DLC, you'll be able to use your My Nintendo Gold points toward the purchase of a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. You can read the precise breakdown on My Nintendo. You can then login with other consoles which can also download the digital games linked to that account but they must have a stable internet connection. While Nintendo's approach to Switch DRM might prove to be frustrating at times, but it's certainly better than no having multi-console support at all.

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