• Nintendo Tackles Some Criticism With A New Switch App Update

    9 days ago - By Android Headlines

    Nintendo on Wednesday addressed some criticism of its Nintendo Switch Online Android app, with the company releasing an update that fixes a number of the mobile tool's shortcomings in an effort to make it more convenient to use. The latest version of the app should be globally available for download from the Google Play Store by the end of the day and introduces several major improvements to the way Nintendo Switch Online works; most notably, it allows users to stay engaged in a voice chat even when their smartphones are locked and sleeping. This particular functionality has been the...
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  • Nintendo fixes a major problem with Switch in-game chat service

    Nintendo fixes a major problem with Switch in-game chat service

    9 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / This little squid boy can now check Twitter without having to disconnect from his in-game chat session.
    When Nintendo launched its smartphone-based Nintendo Switch multiplayer coordination app back in July, we took major issue with the baffling decision to disconnect voice chat if you switch to another app or put the phone into "sleep mode" with the screen inactive. Credit where it's due, then, because the version 1.1.0 update to the app released yesterday fixes these major issues. Voice chat with other Switch players can now continue even in sleep mode or with other apps...
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  • You Can Now Use the Nintendo Switch Voice Chat App While in Other Apps or When iPhone is Locked

    You Can Now Use the Nintendo Switch Voice Chat App While in Other Apps or When iPhone is Locked

    9 days ago - By Mac Rumors

    Ahead of the Nintendo Direct coming this afternoon, Nintendo recently updated its Switch Online voice chat iOS app with a few useful tweaks to the way the software handles chatting online with friends. Prior to the update, you had to keep the app open at all times to hear and be heard by your friends while playing games like Splatoon 2 .
    Now, Nintendo explains in the app's update notes that you can both browse to other iPhone apps and lock the device, and voice chat will continue to function in the background through the Nintendo Switch Online app.
    The expanded functionality of voice chat...
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  • Nintendo Switch Online app updated to make voice chat less horrible

    Nintendo Switch Online app updated to make voice chat less horrible

    9 days ago - By 9to5Google

    I absolutely love gaming on my Nintendo Switch , but I'll be the first to admit Nintendo's solutions for anything that involve online connectivity is absolutely terrible. That's especially true with voice chat, but the company is making that a little better with its most recent app update.
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