You would have thought that the Nintendo Switch being a mobile gaming device, would have Bluetooth wireless audio capabilities … well the answer is NO. But now, after so many years, Nintendo have finally enabled Bluetooth audio for your Switch!
Taken from Engadget … You can finally use wireless headphones and earbuds with the Nintendo Switch. The gaming giant has quietly announced on Twitter that it has rolled out a software update, which gives the Switch the ability to pair with Bluetooth devices for audio output. After updating, you’ll now see a Bluetooth Audio section under Settings, as well as a new status indicator that shows whether a pair of headphones is connected.
The latest #NintendoSwitch update is now available, including the ability to pair Bluetooth devices for audio output.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 15, 2021
The new feature only works with devices for audio output only, though, and doesn’t support microphone input via Bluetooth. You can only pair your Switch with two controllers at once while using Bluetooth audio, so you’ll have to disconnect your device if you want to get into wild eight-player battles with friends. And while up to 10 Bluetooth devices can be saved on the system, only one can connect to the console at any one time. In addition, you can’t use wireless headphones or earphones when you play local wireless multiplayer games — Switch would automatically cut your connection.