How to play online on Nintendo Switch: prices, plans and advantages

Complete guide with all the details on how to play online on Nintendo Switch, options, prices, particularities and more.

Nintendo Switch received its paid online subscription service more than a year after its official launch, a service known as Nintendo Switch Online that left behind its free status in exchange for various rewards and advantages , necessary for all those players who want to play in line with other users through the hybrid console of the Big N, with the exception of certain free to play multiplayer titles, as is the case with Fortnite .

How to play online on Nintendo Switch

The first thing we must be clear about are your options and subscription plans and their different prices; Below we offer you the different plans available in Spain:

  • 1 month (30 days): 3.99 euros
  • 3 months (90 days): 7.99 euros
  • 12 months (365 days): 19.99 euros
  • Family subscription (up to 8 accounts): 34.99 euros

If we want the Nintendo Switch online subscription to be as cheap as possible we will have to resort to the family pack together with 7 other people , with which the 34.99 euros will have to be distributed between 8; Thus, a whole year can cost just over 4 euros. Further on we detail how to register with 7 other users to get the best annual price for Nintendo Switch Online.

How to sign up for Nintendo Switch Online

Signing up for Nintendo Switch Online is quite easy and we can complete the few steps through our own Switch or through a P C; follow these steps both on PC and on the console itself:

  1. Access the official Nintendo eShop website
  2. Enter your access data to your My Nintendo account
  3. Go to the Nintendo Switch Online price list
  4. Click on the button Choose the plan you want to subscribe to
  5. Pay the full amount with a credit or debit card associated with your My Nintendo account

The account with which you register for Nintendo Switch Online must be the one you have linked to your Nintendo Switch console . From this moment on you will be able to enjoy the online game of the video games that offer this option, among them, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , FIFA 20 , Tetris 99 and many more.

How to activate the Nintendo Switch Online family plan

To enjoy the Nintendo Switch Online family plan and pay the minimum possible for the Nintendo online subscription , we must have the participation of 7 other users who want to share it and follow the following steps:

  1. Access the official Nintendo subscription website
  2. Enter your access data to your My Nintendo account
  3. Click on the Family group section located on the left side of the screen
  4. Invite other users who want to join the family plan
  5. The rest of the participants must accept the invitation within the next 24 hours
  6. Pay the full amount with a credit or debit card associated with your My Nintendo account

Now, users who have accepted the family subscription will have to arrange their annual payment with the family plan administrator; Remember that the main account must be linked to the Nintendo Switch console with which the payment is made.

Advantages of Nintendo Switch Online users

Users of the Nintendo Switch online service enjoy several benefits, including:

  • Online play in video games with multiplayer mode
  • Cloud saves for added security
  • Virtual console with a catalog of retro Nintendo games (NES and Super NES)
  • Smartphone app with voice chat
  • Numerous offers and discounts on Switch digital video games


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