If you bought a Nintendo Switch ($ 299 on Amazon.com) t: "Online games are free until the launch of Nintendo Switch Online membership on September 1
Signing up for the service is not too difficult, but the process takes a few steps.
Sign up for a Nintendo account
Before you can buy a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online, you need a Nintendo account. This is where Nintendo records your credit card information, the history of your purchase, and the family group settings you've made. If you already have one of Nintendo's older Nintendo Network ID accounts, you'll need to register a new one here – this system was retired at the end of the Wii U's life cycle.
Fortunately, setting up a new account is easy: just grab a phone, tablet, or computer, click here and click "Create a Nintendo Account."
It's a standard account: Fill in your date from birthplace, email address, password, gender, region and time zone, and you're fine to go. You can also get a head start by logging in with Twitter, Facebook or Google. After registering, Nintendo will send you a confirmation code by e-mail. Once you have your e-mail open, take this verification code and connect it to the website. They are done.
If you want to start the payment process, you can log in from your computer or phone and click on the "Shop Menu" to add your credit card information. If you want to wait, you will be asked to enter your payment information later through the Nintendo Switch.
Create a user account on the Nintendo switch
If you already have a Nintendo Switch, you've probably already taken care of this part – your user account on the console itself the name and user icon that other players see when playing online are selected. If for any reason you need to create a new profile, choose Settings from the Start menu, scroll to Users, and choose Add User.
Follow the instructions on the screen to select a nickname profile icon. That's it!
Link the two accounts
Select your Nintendo Switch user account on the Users page in the Settings menu and choose "Link Nintendo Account". This will ask you to sign in with your Nintendo account. This will permanently link your Nintendo Switch user profile to your Nintendo account, so be sure to choose the right account the first time around.
Now you can buy games at Nintendo eShop or sign up for Nintendo Switch Online.
Sign up for Nintendo Switch Online
Okay – we're finally ready to sign up for Nintendo Switch Online.
Reopen the system settings from your Nintendo Switch home screen, scroll down to Users and select your Nintendo Switch user profile and select "Manage subscriptions". This will take you to your account information where you can purchase and manage a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.
You can also access this page by selecting your user icon in the eShop menu. or try to launch online multiplayer in any game Nintendo Switch Online requires.
Select "Your subscriptions" on the Account Information page to see your membership status. If you are enrolling for the first time, you should see "No Membership". Select "Membership Options" in this status to go to the login page.
When you sign up for Nintendo Switch Online for the first time, you have the option to start a free 7-day trial. You can also scroll down the page to sign up for 1 month ($ 3.99), 3 months (7.99), or 12 months ($ 19.99).
The rest of the process is as easy as buying a game: fill in your payment information, enter your password to confirm the purchase, and you're done. Congratulations, you are now a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber. Your subscription will automatically be renewed at the subscription you have subscribed to.
Note that if you do not want to continue at the monthly rate when your week has expired, you'll need to turn off auto-renewal on the Account Settings page if you want to use the free trial.
What can I do with it?
Actually a lot. With Nintendo Switch Online, you can play online games, chat with other players through the Nintendo Switch Online Smartphone app, and even have access to a growing library of NES games to play. If you want to see everything the subscription offers, as well as our impressions of voice chat experiences and retro games,.