Discord for the Nintendo Switch




  • YummyAngel

    " Nintendo would need to reach out to us for that one! "



  • Cat

    Unfortunately Nintendo is allergic to online social features. 

  • vgmoose

    A point that I haven't seen made here yet, is that the Switch does have a built-in browser, provided directly by Nintendo. It can be accessed in the Settings menu. Most websites work very well, but notably the Discord web app doesn't finish loading.

    It uses an older version of WebKit (601.6), so it may be missing a required API and silently failing. If this issue were resolved, people would at least be able to log in and chat via the browser, even without any official integration on the Switch's OS.

  • Deku

    i think it would be wonderful for discord to be on the switch,you can connect to other people around the world  on the switch and even join groups on the switch that soports switch games.i agree that discord should be on the switch

  • As a fellow discord user it would be great to have discord on the switch via switchbru browser as a good concept. There are other wierd tech people manged to get discord runnig like the samsung fridge or a raspberry pi via debian or an android os for the raspberry pi 3 I use a raspberry pi 3 as a desktop to get the web version of discord working on my raspberry. But, helping Nintendo with there voice chat app would be great.


    Sending this on the Nintendo switch

  • Redd

    Discord for the switch would be great, but its probably not going to happen.

  • joyandbear

    I really just want Discord. I don't care how you have to open or access it.

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  • flushed

    its been a year where has nintendo been for like 3 years because someone SAID NICE LOOK TO DISCORD ON THE NINTENDO SWITCH AND THEY ALSO MENTIONED IT ON THEIR BROWSER

  • g0ld3ᴎ-m0b72

    It would be nice to tell/show what game is that person playing, Kinda like the Steam & Xbox connections (Linked accounts)

  • Lapis Wither

    i really wish i could just send switch screenshots to discord instead of only twitter and facebook

  • NtheOtaku

    Want to write this to clear things up: Some titles in the eShop don't require Switch Online to use their online features. Fortnite is one notable example, and so is YouTube. From what I've been seeing in articles and Reddit posts, you only need Switch Online if you want to use the online features of paid titles such as Pokemon Sword and Shield, Splatoon 2, or Mario Maker 2. However, this is just the common trend I've noticed, so there are some outliers too. Some free titles on the eShop such as Tetris 99 still require Switch Online to play with others. So it seems that whether or not you'd need Switch Online to use that title's online features is something determined on a case-by-case basis by the title's developer, rather than Nintendo.

    That being said, I honestly don't believe that the Switch is the right place for a Discord app. Discord integration, maybe, but not an official Discord app available on the eShop. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see an official Discord app on the Switch, but there's one thing that I think would get in the way of using it: the keyboard. Take a look at the screenshot of the Switch's keyboard below and think about it in a usability sense.

    As all Switch owners know, the Switch's on-screen keyboard takes up the full screen when you're typing, obstructing everything in the background. It's slow to type on because it's not laid out like your traditional QWERTY keyboard, in terms of key placement. (What I mean by this is that Q, A and Z are all aligned on the Switch keyboard, but on a physical keyboard, they're offset from each other, as shown in the picture below. And when it comes to human-computer interaction, even the smallest difference from the standard norms can result in a decrease in proficiency and ease of use.) Anyone who has a Switch can attest to these claims. These factors really make the Switch keyboard not ideal for typing out anything more than phrases, and the slow typing speed means that if you're in a server that's pretty active at least part of the time, you'll be missing new messages that others send because the keyboard was obstructing them while you were (slowly) typing out your message.

    Like I said, I'd love to see Discord on the Switch as much as the next guy. That's why I upvoted this idea. But currently, I only want to see Discord on the Switch to go as far as social media connections, so that on Discord, you could see Nintendo Accounts in user profiles and what people are playing on their Switch, and so that on the Switch, screenshots and videos can be shared directly to servers or DMs. Discord is best with an actual keyboard, so unless the application would require the use of a keyboard peripheral, or unless the Switch's on-screen keyboard gets reworked to be more usable (which is incredibly unlikely), I doubt that Discord would have a very good user experience on the console.

  • vgmoose

    To the commenter above, I agree the experience wouldn't be ideal, but right now it's not possible to use it at all. Also using the touch screen or an external keyboard does make that a little easier, as you said.

    There's an online petition with about 220 signatures so far to encourage Nintendo to make their built-in web browser available to users: https://www.change.org/p/nintendo-nintendo-expose-the-fully-functional-internet-browser-built-into-the-switch

    If this browser were exposed, and updated to support the latest HTML5 capabilities, then we wouldn't have to worry as much about Discord making the app as people could just use Discord for web. This wouldn't solve the voice chatting or game status problem but it would make it usable as a chat client.

  • MarioDude

    Exactly. Discord could reach out to Nintendo directly with no problem. They have there own Business Inquiry line. You should prepare a presentation on "why should i utilize discord with my nintendo account" then give them time, and give them your contacts. They would be foolish to put down Discord.

  • Rhyagelle

    This would be fantastic! Tons of party games and online community games, like Pokemon, would greatly benefit from Discord. If Discord has to reach out to them, why haven't they? If Nintendo has to...Nintendo, why haven't you already? Discord is one amazing platform, and the Switch would benefit greatly from it. Do it!

  • Cille

    Please make this happen!!!!

  • essi2

    The Switch like all Nintendo platforms is not able to multitask, Discord on Switch would only be usable when not running anything else on the Switch

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  • Hermy

    The switch is able to multitask. Just look at was homebrew is doing. There's even a discord homebrew app that can run in the background, a spotify music player or an ftp server that all run while you play a game. 500mb ram and one of the four cores are reserved for the operating system and background tasks. (that's why you can also Access the eshop while a game is still running)

  • jimmio92

    This is never going to happen. Discord is a pile of trash Electron app (Google Chromium embedded; it just displays the webpage, just like Chrome/Firefox/Opera/Safari would do). No way in hell is any console manufacturer dumb enough to allow a web browser to be added to their platform, especially not running in the background like you probably want. :rofl:


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