Nintendo Switch is one of the popular gaming consoles. Though there are many features available on Switch, there is no dedicated web browser on Nintendo Switch. It is due to the rare usage of the web browser on gaming consoles. But there is a hidden web browser available on Nintendo Switch for the gamers who want to browse the internet on their Nintendo Switch console. There is no need for jailbreaking your gaming system to use a web browser. But, you can access the internet browser on Nintendo Switch with simple changes in the Internet Settings.

How to Access Web Browser on Nintendo Switch

Quick Guide: Go to System Settings>> Internet>> Internet Settings>> Choose WiFi >>Select Manual >> Change Primary DNS >> Get Internet Browser

1. Launch the Nintendo Switch console and navigate to the Nintendo Switch dashboard.

2. Select the System Settings menu.

3. Click the Internet option.

click internet to access Internet browser on Nintendo Switch
Internet browser on Nintendo Switch

4. Tap Internet Settings in the menu.

tap internet settings to get Internet browser on Nintendo Switch

5. Select the WiFi connection that you connected the Nintendo Switch with.

select your Wifi network

6. Click Change Settings on the settings and select DNS settings.

7. The DNS setting is Automatic by default. Choose Manual in DNS Settings.

Select Manual to get Internet browser on Nintendo Switch

8. Change the Primary DNS to 045.055.142.122.

change the primary DNS to get Internet browser on Nintendo Switch

9. After changing the primary DNS, click the Save button.

10. Now, Click the OK button on a screen with the ‘Settings have been saved‘ message.

11. You will be taken to the previous screen and select Connect to this network.

12. Click the Next button on a prompt message saying, Registration is required to use this network.

click the Next button

13. Go to the SwitchBru DNS page and tap the Continue to Google button.

Select Continue to Google

14. The Google search bar will appear on the screen.

Internet browser on Nintendo Switch

15. Finally, you can browse the internet on Nintendo Switch.

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How to Exit from Web Browser on Nintendo Switch

After browsing the internet on Nintendo Switch, press the back button on Nintendo Switch until the DNS settings page appears on the screen. Now, change the manual DNS settings to Automatic and click the Home button on your Switch to exit from the main menu.

Select Automatic in DNS to exit Internet browser on Nintendo Switch

Though you can access the secret web browser on Nintendo Switch, this is not the official method to surf the internet on Nintendo Switch. If you are using this method to browse the internet, your personal information may be subjected to tracking. So it is better to browse the internet on your Smartphones and PC as it gives a better web browsing experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I access the internet browser on Nintendo Switch?

Yes, you can access the hidden internet browser on Nintendo Switch, but it is not officially declared by the Nintendo Switch team. You can get the web browser on Nintendo Switch by changing the DNS Settings.

Why doesn’t the Nintendo Switch have a built-in web browser?

Most gamers use the gaming console only to play as there are many better choices to access the internet browser.

How to watch videos on the Switch browser?

You can use the hidden web browser to search for YouTube videos and watch them on Nintendo Switch.