A Quick Guide On How to Use The Voice Chat Feature On Nintendo Switch

A Quick Guide On How to Use The Voice Chat Feature On Nintendo Switch

March 11, 2019

Voice chatting with your friends on Nintendo Switch can be a little complex. Don't worry as we’ve pulled together all of the information you need to know about using The voice chat feature on Nintendo Switch.

You can only use voice chat on Nintendo Switch for a modest collection of games.  let’s take a look at the voice chat functionality of Nintendo Switch. The first thing to note is that you need the Nintendo Switch Online app to use voice chat. Let’s move onto how you can download the Nintendo Switch Online app.

Download the Nintendo Switch Online App

The Nintendo Switch Online app is accessible for free from the Google Play Store on Android smartphones and tablets, and the App Store in iPhone and iPad devices. 

Open the Nintendo Switch Online App & Sign In

Once you the Nintendo Switch Online App installed and you have opened the App, sign in to the Nintendo Switch Online app. Use the email address and password associated with your Nintendo account to sign in. If you don't have a Nintendo account, tap Create a Nintendo Account at the bottom of the screen and follow the instructions to create a Nintendo account.

Games That You Can Use Voice Chat For on Nintendo Switch

Unlike other gaming consoles, Nintendo Switch Online only allows you to use voice chat on a modest handful of games. To check which games support the Nintendo Switch voice chat function, you’ll need to open the app and select Voice Chat. Then, scroll to the ‘Supported Software’ section and you’ll see what’s available. There are currently only 8 that have this feature and we have listed all of the games that you can use Nintendo Switch voice chat on below:

Stardew Valley

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Super Smash Bros Ultimate

Super Mario Party

Super Mario Party

NES Online

NES Online

Mario Tennis Aces

Mario Tennis Aces

ARMS

Nintendo ARMS

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Splatoon 2

    Games that support online chat should have an option to create or join a chat in the main menu or options menu. For example, you can follow the below

    • Start a Game.
    • Press ZR+ZL at the start
    • Press A repeatedly to skip through all the news and updates.
    • Press X to open the menu.
    • Select Lobby.
    • Select the Online Lounge.

    Whilst you are in the online lobby of the game you’re playing, select voice chat in-app. A prompt will then pop-up asking you to Start Voice Chat. From here you can chat with anyone you are currently in a game with.

     



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