Nintendo has just released a new system software update for the Switch, and it finally adds Bluetooth audio device support to the console. With this update, users can finally connect their Bluetooth audio device to the Switch by going to System Settings and pairing their audio device.
Before this update, Switch owners would need to buy a Bluetooth adapter to make their wireless headphones or speakers work on the Switch. While this update essentially renders existing adapters useless, this is still good news for other Switch users as it a much more convenient wireless audio option.
Here are some information to note regarding the Switch’s Bluetooth audio device compatibility:
- Up to two wireless controllers can connect to a Nintendo Switch system while using Bluetooth audio. You will not be able to pair additional wireless controllers until you disconnect the Bluetooth audio device.
- Bluetooth audio will be disconnected during local communication, such as when starting a local wireless multiplayer game.
- Only one Bluetooth audio device can be paired at a time, but up to 10 devices can be saved on a Nintendo Switch system.
- Bluetooth microphones cannot be used.
- You may experience audio latency depending on your Bluetooth device.
For more info on the new update, as well as how to properly pair your device, visit the official Nintendo website.