- Nintendo finally enabled Bluetooth audio on the Switch.
- Support system updates from the console.
Since its launch in March 2017, Nintendo Switch has been a huge success for the Japanese giant, offering a mixed home/handheld experience and a large number of killer games. However, it is not perfect, and one of the longest major omissions is Bluetooth audio.
Fortunately, Nintendo just Announce on Twitter The latest Switch firmware update finally brings Bluetooth audio output. Therefore, you can finally pair your favorite Bluetooth earbuds or headphones with the console.
However, Nintendo said there are several caveats for this support. On the one hand, Bluetooth microphones are not supported. Another limitation is that only two wireless controllers can be paired when connecting Bluetooth audio. The company added that Bluetooth audio will be disconnected during local wireless communication, such as starting a local multiplayer game.
Nonetheless, we are very happy to see Nintendo catch up with smartphones and the humble PlayStation Vita in Bluetooth audio support. Nevertheless, it does make you wonder how long it took the company to implement it.