What you need to know
- Nintendo Switch Online offers a variety of perks, including online play and retro games.
- My Nintendo members without an active subscription can claim a free 7-day trial.
- The free trial can be claimed even if you've claimed one before.
- This exclusive offer will run until September 13, 2021.
If you're looking to get even more out of your Nintendo Switch, then Nintendo Switch Online is your best bet. From cloud saves, to online play, to free games like Tetris 99 and the great selection of NES and SNES games, it fleshes out the Nintendo Switch experience.
Of course, if you're new to the Nintendo Switch ecosystem, are wary of trying it, or if you just really like free stuff (which is valid!), then you can get all the perks of Nintendo Switch Online, for free, for one week!
Anyone with a My Nintendo account who does not already have an active Individual or Family Nintendo Switch Online membership can visit the official My Nintendo website to receive a code for the trial. The code costs 0 Platinum Coins, which means it's completely free! Of course, the first thing we recommend upon unlocking your free trial is playing the great online multiplayer games that the Switch has to offer.
Here's how to get your free trial:
- Select the "Redeem" button on the My Nintendo website. You'll receive a download code for the 7-day trial.
- Head to the Nintendo eShop, and navigate to the "Enter Code" section in the bottom left corner of the screen.
- Enter your download code, and that's it! You now have access to Nintendo Switch Online perks for seven days.
Please note that your free trial will convert into a monthly membership after the seven days have passed, unless you've disabled automatic renewal before the trial ends. To disable automatic renewals, head to your profile on the Nintendo Switch eShop, go to the "Nintendo Switch Online" tab, and select "Turn off automatic renewal" under your current membership status. You can also check your membership status here.
The free trial code can be accessed through September 13, 2021.
How will you use your Nintendo Switch Online membership? Let us know in the comments!
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There's a reason the Nintendo Switch has been one of the most popular consoles over the past two years. Its sleek design, versatility and seemingly endless pool of thrilling games make it a great choice for gamers of all ages.
Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.
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