You can finally use wireless headphones and earphones with Nintendo Switch. The gaming giant has quietly announcement on Twitter that he rolled out a software update, which gives the Switch the ability to pair with Bluetooth devices for audio output. After the update, you’ll now see a Bluetooth Audio section under Settings, along with a new status indicator that shows if a pair of headphones is connected.
However, the new feature only works with devices for audio output and does not support microphone input via Bluetooth. You can only pair your Switch with two controllers at a time while using Bluetooth audio, so you’ll have to disconnect your device if you want to engage in wild eight-player battles with friends. And while up to 10 Bluetooth devices can be registered to the system, only one can connect to the console at a time. Additionally, you cannot use wireless headphones or earphones when playing local wireless multiplayer games – Switch would automatically cut your connection.
Wireless audio has been conspicuously absent from the Switch since its launch. Over the years, several third-party manufacturers have released accessories that have added support for wireless audio devices, while a previous update also added support for USB headphones. This update, however, will finally make it much easier to use wireless, as it will allow you to connect the bluetooth headset you use with all your other gadgets.
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