Always wanted Bluetooth audio support for the Nintendo Switch? Well, simply turn on your console and install the new Version 13.0.0 firmware update. That’s right, not only can you pair headphones, but other audio devices as well, like speakers, without requiring an external dongle. Unfortunately, Bluetooth microphones are not yet supported, but on the other hand, up to two wireless controllers can be connected to the Switch when using Bluetooth. Read more for a video showing it in-action.
Plus, the Bluetooth audio function also will not function when the Switch’s local wireless communication is running. Just for reference, only one Bluetooth audio device can be paired at a time, but up to 10 devices can be saved on a Nintendo Switch system should there be multiple users on the same console. Other notes about the 13.0.0 update alerting users if their Switch is connected to 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz internet under the Connection Status page.
- Active noise cancellation for immersive sound
- Transparency mode for hearing and connecting with the world around you
- Three sizes of soft, tapered silicone tips for a customizable fit
- Sweat and water resistant
- Adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to the shape of your ear
‘Maintain Internet Connection in Sleep Mode’ was added under Sleep Mode in System Settings. When this setting is enabled, systems with wired internet connections will maintain internet connection even while in sleep mode. This allows for software and add-on content to download to the system while the system is in sleep mode,” said Nintendo.