Best answer: Absolutely. The Nintendo Switch Lite is fully compatible with Nintendo Online and fully supports it.

Nintendo Switch Lite: Everything you need to know

What is the Nintendo Switch Lite, anyway?

The Nintendo Switch Lite is a special version of Nintendo's hottest gaming machine that has built-in controls and reduces the device's size and features (including the ability to use it with a TV) but also significantly reduces the price and weight, and it also has slightly stronger battery life. It's a perfect option for people who want to play Switch games and get their hands on a dedicated handheld device and would prefer that over the hybrid nature of the regular Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo Switch Lite

Smaller, less expensive, just as much fun

Nintendo Switch Lite works solely in handheld mode, but it uses the same cartridges as the standard Nintendo Switch, so any of your games that offer handheld mode will be compatible, and it can link with Nintendo Switch to play local co-op games.

How does it work with Nintendo Online?

While there are a lot of differences between the original Nintendo Switch and the new Nintendo Switch Lite, the way that Nintendo Online works is fortunately not one of them. As long as you've created a free Nintendo account, you'll be able to get access to a Nintendo Online subscription and experience everything it has to offer on the Nintendo Switch Lite, just like you can with the standard Switch.

Nintendo Online gives you the ability to play games like Mario Kart 8 or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online with friends and other players around the world, and it also gives you access to an extensive library of classic NES titles that you can play for a retro gaming experience. Also, Nintendo Online gives you access to storing saves on cloud storage.

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12-Month Nintendo Online Membership

Play with players around the world

Nintendo Online access allows you to play with players around the globe, enjoy a library of NES games, and use cloud save storage.

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