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With Nintendo Switch Online, gamers are able to play their Nintendo Switch games online with friends, chat with them using the mobile app, and even gain access to useful features like cloud game saves. Nintendo Switch Online costs $20 a year for an individual, but you can save even more with an annual Family Membership. Here's how to add up to seven other Nintendo Switch accounts to your Family plan.

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How to add family members in Nintendo Switch Online

  1. Using your desktop browser, log in to the administrator Nintendo Account for the Family Group.
    • If you don't already have an account, make sure to create one here.
  2. Click Nintendo Account in the upper left corner to gain access to your account's settings.
  3. Click on Family Group.

    Nintendo Switch Online Family Group button

  4. Select the Add Member option.

    • Keep in mind that this option will only appear on the administrator account that is in charge of the Nintendo Switch Online family plan.

    Nintendo Switch Online Family Account Add Member button

  5. Click on the Invite someone to your Family Group option.

    • For children 12 or under, you'll want to select the Create an account for a child option. Child accounts are good up to when the child is 17 years old, and are linked to the admin's email address.

    Nintendo Switch Online Add Member options

  6. Input the email address associated to the Nintendo Account that you want to add.

    Nintendo Switch Online add member email

  7. Click on the confirmation button to have the invite sent to the specified email.
    • Recipients of invitations will only have 24 hours to accept the invitation and join the Family Group before a new one should be sent.
    • The recipient of the invitation should check their email, click the Join Family Group button, and then confirm with the OK button.

Now that you know the process of how to add a family or friend to your Nintendo Switch Online Family Group, you can repeat the process up to seven times. The end result is a cheaper way to get online access by splitting up the cost. When all slots are full, each user is paying less than $5 a year! It's definitely cheaper than $20 a year for yourself, right?

Nintendo Switch Online is necessary if you want to play Nintendo Switch games online, use voice chat and get bonus items for certain games in the mobile app, cloud game saves, and get exclusive offers from Nintendo.

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Nintendo Switch Online Family 12-month Membership

Fun for everyone

The 12-month Family membership for Nintendo Switch Online lets you add up to seven other people to enjoy the benefits of the online gaming service. The more people are on the plan, the more everyone saves! You get to play online with friends, use voice chat and get bonuses in the mobile app, have game save data in the cloud, and get access to exclusive offers from Nintendo.

The Nintendo Switch Online service is a must for anyone who has a Nintendo Switch and wants to play games online with friends. You also get access to voice chat and bonuses for certain games in the mobile app, game save data stored in the cloud, and access to exclusive offers from Nintendo on upcoming merchandise. Plus, you can save even more money by splitting the cost. With all eight slots filled, that comes out to less than $5 a person!

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If you don't have other people who can split the cost with you, then you can always just go for the individual membership, which is cheaper than the up-front cost of the Family membership.

Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership 12-month ($20 at Amazon)

A Nintendo Switch Online membership lets you play games online with friends, use the voice chat and other features of the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app, lets you store your game save data in the cloud, and you get access to exclusive offers from Nintendo.

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