For video game lovers this is a period of great change: very recently in fact, Nintendo Switch Online entered the market, the new Nintendo service for playing with (or against) other users.
So, the moment to virtually meet friends from all over the world has arrived, as has the time to kick off intense gaming sessions. ?
But let’s start from the beginning.
What is Nintendo Switch Online?
The service, other than giving you the possibility to play online with your friends, has made a smartphone app that gives you the option to communicate in real time with your playmates via a voice chat available.
In Mario Kart 8, for example, you can speak directly with other drivers, and in Splatoon 2 with your teammates! Moreover, these two games are no longer available for free, and to play them it is necessary to have a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. The same applies to Fifa 19.
But the advantages of Nintendo Switch Online certainly don’t end there! By signing up you will have access to a have selection of games from the Nintendo Entertainment System, and will also have access to a cloud service that allows you to automatically save a copy of your data. Seeing as this data is linked to your Nintendo account, in the event that you lose your console, or for whatever reason you wanted to use a different one, all you’d have to do is log back in and pick up exactly where you left off.
But is there a way to keep up with your favourite games without having to pay an excessive price?
How much does Nintendo Switch Online cost?
Nintendo Switch online is available across 4 subscription plans:
- 1 month: $3.99
- 3 months: $7.99
- 12 months: $19.99
- 12 months (family plan): $34.99
Notice this last option: it is in fact the only plan available that allows you to share and permits the creation of a big account, named ‘Family Group’, in which a maximum of 8 Nintendo accounts may be linked.
How to save money with the Nintendo Switch Online subscription
Let’s do some calculations: signing up to the annual subscription with the family account you pay $34.99 and it is valid for a year.
If you share your subscription with 7 other people the annual cost gets split into 8 and consequently, every user will pay $4.37 a year! Big savings!? Especially if you consider that the monthly option is $3.99, while in this way the sum of $4.37 lasts the whole year!?
This option is therefore the cheapest by far!
If you want to know how to pay only $4.37 a year for Nintendo Switch Online keep reading!?
How to share Nintendo Switch Online
Make your subscription available
If you decide to purchase the Nintendo Switch Online family option, you can share it with other users by becoming admin in a sharing group on Together Price. As an admin, not only do you save money with your subscription fee, but you also get to use Together Price for free.
Let’s see how to do it.
First of all go to the Together Price website. If you’re not already registered you can create your account in very few steps.
Once logged in, this page will appear:
Click on “CREATE A GROUP”
At this point you will see a list of all the services available and you will have to click on NINTENDO SWITCH ONLINE.
Complete all the required fields (cover photo, number of available spaces) and choose whether or not to render the group public or private. If you choose public, the group will be visible on the Together Price network, if instead you choose private, the group will only be accessible via invite.
Once you’ve accepted the terms and conditions, click on PUBLISH.
The users of Together Price, or the friends you invite to join your group, will start sending you participation requests, and you will have to either accept or reject them. When you accept a user in your group they will have to send you their payment, which you will receive in your wallet, and from that moment onwards the user will become to all effects a JOINER of your group.
The payments that you collect in your wallet will become transferable after 25 days. This means that after linking an IBAN code you will be able to transfer money to your bank account!
How to add users to your family on Nintendo Switch Online:
- Access your Nintendo Account from a PC or mobile and select ‘Family Group’ from the menu to the left
- Click ‘Add member’
- Click ‘Invite to the family group’
- Insert the email address linked to the Nintendo account you want to add to the group
- The person will receive an email, from which they will be able to access the family group
Join someone else’s Nintendo group
If instead you don’t have a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, but you still want the service, join someone else’s family group by following these simple steps.
Even in this case you will need to go to the Together Price website and create an account.
Once logged in you will see this page:
Click on JOIN A GROUP
You will see the Together Price network where you will be able to see all the active shared groups.
Search for the service you would like by selecting the category, otherwise use the search bar to directly find the admin’s surname.
You simply click on the group that interests you and you will be able to see all the details of the sharing group.
The number in the top right indicates the number of free spaces out of the total number of spaces.
If you are interested in being a part of that sharing group click on ENTER GROUP.
As a joiner, a small commission for the management of transactions and refund guarantee gets added to the annual cost.
When you send your participation request the admin will receive a notification and will decide whether or not to accept your request.
When you get accepted you must send your payment straight away in order to guarantee your place in the sharing group! Open the group and click on PAY.
As you have seen, Nintendo Switch Online is a completely accessible service: for only $4.37 a year you get access to your favourite games and a vast library of games that continues to expand, play with your friends wherever they may be, and communicate with them through the voice chat.