The Nintendo Switch App is Now Available for Mobile Devices
Excited for the upcoming release of Splatoon 2? Planning on playing it with a bunch of your friends? Then you'll need to download the Switch App for your mobile device to get ready for that. The app has just become available on the App Store and Google Play, so you can download it to prepare for Splatoon 2's July 21st release.
Splatoon 2 is the first game that will be compatible with the app, and the features it has give us an idea of the kind of things it'll be used for in the future. Via the Switch App, Splatoon 2 players can use Splatnet 2 -- which gives them access to a number of functions for the game.
Working in tandem with your Switch via your MyNintendo account, you can chat with your friends via text and voice, send friend requests, and organize online gaming groups. It seems like an intuitive service, and is a helpful way to keep friends updated on what you're playing.
Unfortunately, the service itself isn't available just yet, as it's currently undergoing maintenance. We believe it'll be up in time for Splatoon 2's release, but there's no indication just yet as to when those services will be live.