The Nintendo Switch can now be paired with a Bluetooth audio gadget following the newest firmware replace.
Starting right this moment, Switch house owners who replace their Switch to the newest software program can pair a wi-fi Bluetooth gadget to the Switch. Something the Switch was apparently in a position to do that total time given the suitable software program patch.
To accomplish that Switch house owners should obtain the newest firmware patch. From there, they will discover a Bluetooth Audio choice throughout the System Settings web page. Once you choose “Pair” the Switch will seek for an obtainable Bluetooth audio gadget and join to 1 when discovered.
The Switch can solely be synced to 1 audio gadget at a time however can save as much as 10 gadgets on the system.
The newest #NintendoSwitch replace is now obtainable, together with the power to pair Bluetooth gadgets for audio output.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 15, 2021
The newest firmware replace additionally contains the power to replace the software program on the Switch dock, however solely the brand new docks with a LAN port included with the Switch OLED model.
It must be famous that when paired to a Bluetooth audio gadget, solely two wi-fi controllers could be linked to the Switch at a time. Connecting an extra wi-fi controller will disconnect the Bluetooth audio gadget. Furthermore, Bluetooth microphones aren’t appropriate with the Switch.
The wi-fi controller restrict could possibly be a purpose why Nintendo by no means enabled this audio characteristic on the four-year-old gadget. As a end result, some Switch house owners resorted to third-party adapters to attach their Bluetooth headphones to the Switch.
Now that the replace is out, you may freely join your Apple AirPods or no matter different Bluetooth audio gadget you select.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can attain him @lawoftd.