The Nintendo Switch can now be paired with a Bluetooth audio system following the most recent firmware replace.
Beginning as we speak, Swap house owners who replace their Swap to the most recent software program can pair a wi-fi Bluetooth system to the Swap. One thing the Swap was apparently ready to do that complete time given the precise software program patch.
To take action Swap house owners should obtain the most recent firmware patch. From there, they will discover a Bluetooth Audio choice inside the System Settings web page. As soon as you choose “Pair” the Swap will seek for an out there Bluetooth audio system and join to at least one when discovered.
The Swap can solely be synced to at least one audio system at a time however can save as much as 10 units on the system.
The newest #NintendoSwitch replace is now out there, together with the power to pair Bluetooth units 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 Swap 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 system, solely two wi-fi controllers could be linked to the Swap at a time. Connecting a further wi-fi controller will disconnect the Bluetooth audio system. Moreover, Bluetooth microphones should not appropriate with the Swap.
The wi-fi controller restrict could possibly be a purpose why Nintendo by no means enabled this audio characteristic on the four-year-old system. Because of this, some Swap house owners resorted to third-party adapters to attach their Bluetooth headphones to the Swap.
Now that the replace is out, you may freely join your Apple AirPods or no matter different Bluetooth audio system you select.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor. You’ll be able to attain him @lawoftd.