Nintendo Switch is a home video game console that can be used in three different modes (TV, handheld and tabletop) and can also be used on-the-go for handheld play, in both single-player and multi-player modes. An online subscription service provides multiplayer functionality with players from around the world. It also enables players to sync up a dedicated smart device app to set play appointments, meet up in online lobbies and voice chat while playing. It does not include a web browser.
Website URL: https://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendo-switch/
Anyone can use Nintendo Switch. Use can be restricted by the Parental Controls feature.
The Nintendo Switch console should always be set up by an adult.
The Nintendo Switch Parental Controls smart device app is a free app which you can link with Nintendo Switch to help protect your child’s personal information.
With the smart device app you can:
In order to use the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls smart device app, a parent or guardian (aged 18 or above) needs to have a Nintendo Account.
You can also set restrictions for Nintendo eShop via your Nintendo Account.
You can find more information on Nintendo Switch Parental Controls at: https://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendo-switch/parentalcontrols/
On your Nintendo Switch, you can manage your friend settings and blocked-user list via your console’s HOME Menu: Profile > User Settings > Friend settings.
To register and manage friends, a Nintendo Account is required. Find out more about Nintendo Accounts here.
Once purchased, Nintendo Switch is free to use. You'll be able to play co-operative and competitive games online by signing in with your Nintendo Account. Online play will be available for free until the subscription service launches in spring 2017.
For a fee you can purchase and download software through Nintendo eShop (subject to Parental Controls settings).
In-game purchases are available in selected games.
You can visit www.nintendo.com.au for more information, including:
The official Nintendo Switch website: www.nintendo.com.au/nintendo-switch/
The official Nintendo Switch Parental Controls smart device app webpage: www.nintendo.com.au/nintendo-switch/parentalcontrols/
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