Nintendo Switch Online App Now Updated With Background Voice Chat

Its new update, 1.1.0, now lets you chat while using other apps or while your phone's screen is switched off.

Voice chat will now continue during sleep mode.

In standard Nintendo fashion, the company has finally caught up with the expectations of a modern Internet audience just two months after releasing its smartphone app, Nintendo Switch Online.

Improved support for Bluetooth devices.

The Nintendo Switch Online App allows Switch players to enhance their online gameplay experience on the Nintendo Switch by checking for game-specific services, inviting friends to play through social media, and using voice-chat while playing.

(*1) This excludes apps with audio output or apps that use the microphone. You can switch to other apps and continue chatting with your teammates, and even lock your phone to save it from burning battery or cutting your chat off in the middle of a crucial match.

Note: On devices using Android 6.0 or later, voice chat can not be used during sleep mode while power-saving features are activated.