Switch Parental Controls app has been updated; mentions Switch firmware v5.0

13 March, 2018, 12:06 | Author: Rosalie Gross
  • Nintendo Switch System Software Update Version 5.0.0 To Be Potentially Released Soon

In addition to major game announcements, Nintendo is also hard at work improving the Switch's functionality, officially releasing the Switch's 5.0 firmware update. The firmware 5.0 update would bring features including Youtube, full web browser, cloud storage, chat rooms, themes and more, shown off in a "leaked video". Now the real firmware 5.0.0 is here and its a rather boring update with no major new features.

As outlined on Nintendo's official support site, the update has added Facebook and Twitter Friend Suggestions, which suggests friends to add based on the Facebook and Twitter accounts linked to your Nintendo Account. When prompted to enter your Parental Controls PIN, press and hold the + Button to change between input methods.

The new system update also enables users to add specific software titles to their whitelist using the Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app. Gamers should find that games they purchase on a computer or mobile device through the eShop begin downloading more quickly on their Switch than before.

The free app lets parents easily monitor how much their child plays on Nintendo Switch, choose how long they can play for each day, and set restrictions to limit what they can access. Nintendo apparently codes the color of the grip electronically inside the controller.

The 5.0 Switch firmware update comes with a wide variety of quality of life improvements for the system.

Once the download is complete, you'll be asked if you'd like to install the update.

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