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Nintendo Switch gets Bluetooth audio at last

You can lastly use wi-fi headphones and earbuds with the Nintendo Switch. The gaming large has quietly announced on Twitter that it has rolled out a software replace, which provides the Switch the flexibility to pair with Bluetooth gadgets for audio output. After updating, you will now see a Bluetooth Audio part beneath Settings, in addition to a brand new standing indicator that reveals whether or not a pair of headphones is related. 

The new characteristic only works with gadgets for audio output solely, although, and does not assist microphone enter through Bluetooth. You can solely pair your Switch with two controllers at as soon as whereas utilizing Bluetooth audio, so you will must disconnect your gadget if you wish to get into wild eight-player battles with buddies. And whereas as much as 10 Bluetooth gadgets might be saved on the system, just one can hook up with the console at anyone time. In addition, you may’t use wi-fi headphones or earphones once you play native wi-fi multiplayer video games — Switch would mechanically minimize your connection.

Wireless audio has been conspicuously lacking from the Switch because it first launched. Over the years, a number of third-party producers launched equipment that added assist for wi-fi audio gadgets, whereas a earlier replace additionally added assist for USB headphones. This replace, nonetheless, will lastly make it loads simpler to go wi-fi, contemplating it’ll mean you can join the Bluetooth earphone you utilize with all of your different devices.

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