Nintendo Switch System Update 1.1.0 Now Available

Nintendo Switch Voice Chat Will Finally Work In The Background Shannon Grixti

Nintendo Switch Voice Chat Will Finally Work In The Background Shannon Grixti

Nintendo Switch Online finally brought voice chat to Splatoon 2 players everywhere, but there was one small problem: You had to keep your phone awake and on the app for voice chat to stay live. And even as helpful as this update is, it doesn't change the fact that splitting voice chat out into its own app rather than building it into the console is a naff move, especially when every other gaming company out there has shown how much better the alternative is. Additionally, the official update notes mention improved Bluetooth support for Android devices. Lacking in features, underbaked in finish, Martin described the experience of using the Switch companion app as "almost aggressively limited". Do you even use voice chat in the Nintendo Switch Online app? Second, Android users using version 6.0 or later may still lose voice chat when their device enters sleep mode if power-saving mode is on.

The Switch Online App is now free until Nintendo's paid online subscription service launches next year.