A new Nintendo Switch update has just been released by Nintendo, and it finally allows players to pair Bluetooth devices for audio! The feature has long been requested by Switch owners, and it's surprising that it has finally been made available more than four years after the console's release. Regardless, a lot of users will be happy about the inclusion! Nintendo has updated its website with information on how to pair the console with Bluetooth devices, as well as some important details regarding the feature. Full notes from the company's official website can be found below.
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.
Following the company's announcement on Twitter, some users decided to poke fun at Nintendo for finally making this feature available. Jeff Grubb even jokingly theorized that Nintendo's account might have been hacked, as the company would never actually add this option. However, it's clear that Nintendo did, in fact, add Bluetooth audio support, though microphones are not currently offered as an option.
Of course, the fact that Nintendo added this function might provide some hope for other long-awaited features! Fans have been asking for themes beyond the generic "light" and "dark" options, as the Nintendo 3DS offered a number of cool designs based on popular games. Fans have also been clamoring for Nintendo Switch Online to add games from consoles outside of the NES and SNES. With Bluetooth audio finally a reality on Switch, it seems the impossible could become reality!
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