The Bluetooth audio update for Nintendo Switch is here so we can finally connect our headphones to the handheld console.
In a surprise announcement this morning on September 15th, Nintendo revealed the update with a tweet from its American Twitter account, saying that it “includes the ability to pair Bluetooth devices for audio output”.
The latest #NintendoSwitch update is now available, including the ability to pair Bluetooth devices for audio output. For more information, including restrictions on some functions when using Bluetooth audio, please visit the support page: https://t.co/vzAB6lZTDu pic .twitter.com / 6J5xcDl5kUSeptember 15, 2021
However, as you can see from the tweet above, this isn’t all good news. While the Bluetooth update for Nintendo Switch allows you to connect up to 10 devices, Bluetooth microphones are not supported in the new update. So don’t expect to talk about trash Nintendo Switch Online sometime soon. A Support page for the new bluetooth update lists the potential problems that can occur with the new update:
- Only one Bluetooth audio device can be paired at a time, but up to 10 devices can be stored on a Nintendo Switch system.
- Bluetooth microphones cannot be used.
- Depending on the Bluetooth device, there may be audio latency.
Still, it’s a much sought-after feature that many Switch gamers will be delighted to see, considering the console is now 4 years old, and most of them are Best Nintendo Switch headsets had to use USB dongles to deliver a wireless audio experience.
It’s a good week for whether you already own a Switch or are getting one, as Nintendo announced Price reduction for Nintendo Switch for the console in Europe and the UK. If you’re a new Switch owner, thank your lucky (Mario) stars for eliminating the need to fiddle with the audio jack.
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