Fans Have Uncovered Nintendo Switch’s Online App Name & Functions Due to OS Implementation

Color me a bit surprised. Someone has uncovered the framework of Nintendo’s Online app implementation on the actual Nintendo Switch. The wording gets technical at times, but we now know the app is going to be called Nintendo Switch Online Lounge. This was shared and discovered by the fine folks over at NeoGAF. Here is their rundown:

By fiddling around with the Switch it’s been discovered that the lobby function is already implemented in the Switch OS, at least to some degree. It seems to be done through a web applet that makes requests to Looks like the name of the app will be Nintendo Switch Online Lounge. And yes, there’s a typo in the logo.

Also the following message was found on the source code of the page:

Your room has been created.

You can invite friends to the room via
the Nintendo Switch Online Lounge app.

Some additional strings:

Originally Posted by javac

Code for friends to join the room without an invitation

Allow Nintendo Switch friends to join the room using a code

You can use the pre-release version of the service for free

Nintendo Switch Online Lounge

Invite friends and enjoy voice chat while gaming, all via your smart device!

The Nintendo Switch Online Lounge app is required to use this feature

Send Notification to My Smart Device

You can use voice chat from the Nintendo Switch Online Lounge app.

Your room has been created.

The logo was extracted from…ico_lounge.svg. is the official domain the company uses for their network (like
Look’s like the app is 100% needed for lobbies and chat. Also found a QR code that links to but it’s not up yet.

Source: NeoGAF

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