Nintendo Switch owners finally have access to Bluetooth audio four years later
One of the biggest mysteries surrounding the Nintendo Switch is the fact that it hasn’t had Bluetooth audio support in the four years since it became available. Fortunately, that is finally changing. The company released a surprise software update that adds Bluetooth audio support.
However, there are a couple of minor limitations to the new update. If you connect a Bluetooth audio device to your Switch, you will be limited to a maximum of two connected wireless controllers. You will not be able to connect any additional drivers until you disconnect the audio device.
Also, the new feature doesn’t support Bluetooth microphones, and you’ll still have to go through the Nintendo Switch Online app to use the voice chat features on your Switch.
This update also includes a few more improvements. The update has improved the wired Internet capabilities of the console. The Switch will now have the ability to stay connected while in sleep mode if it is connected via LAN.
Of course, you will have to use an adapter to connect a LAN cable for now. Today’s Switch consoles do not have a built-in Ethernet port, something that has been added to the next OLED Switch launching next month.
Bluetooth audio support for the Switch has been a long time coming. Bluetooth dongles have been developed specifically for the Switch and they work well. But having to add an additional device can make your console bulky and less ergonomic. With the portable look of the console, it makes sense that it finally has Bluetooth audio support.
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