Nintendo Switch is finally adding support for Bluetooth audio in its latest update.
Yes, you can already use Bluetooth headphones on your Nintendo Switch, although you will have to take into account a series of details since it has some limitations.
As announced by Nintendo on its Twitter account, Nintendo Switch it already has support for pairing Bluetooth devices for audio output.
So if you already have the update available, you will see the “Audio over Bluetooth” section within the settings. And in that same section, you will see the devices that you have paired with Bluetooth.
While this is good news, there are some details to keep in mind. For example, you will only be able to use two wireless controllers while using this dynamic, and Bluetooth microphones cannot be used. That is, it does not support Bluetooth microphone input, only for audio output. And if you want to use more controllers, you will have to do without Bluetooth and return to the traditional method of cables.
And on the other hand, Nintendo It mentions that Bluetooth audio will be disconnected during local communication. So you won’t be able to use wireless headphones in this context as it will automatically cut the connection.
Another detail that you should consider is that although Nintendo Switch already adds this support, it does not ensure that the experience is perfect. Depending on your Bluetooth device and other factors, you may experience latency.
Taking into account all these details, you can save up to 10 Bluetooth devices on your Nintendo Switch, although you can only use one device at a time. So you no longer have to resort to weird tricks or third-party accessories like Bluetooth audio adapters.
On the other hand, this update brings other news. For example, you will find that Standby mode adds a new option “Keep wired connection in standby mode”, which will not only give you a plus in power consumption when idle, but will also allow downloads to start from automatically.