FOUR and a half years after launching the Switch, Nintendo is finally rolling out Bluetooth audio support.

The feature is something gamers have, understandably, been clamouring for since the console’s release.

Nintendo Switch


Nintendo SwitchCredit: Nintendo

Prior to the update, the Nintendo Switch hasn’t been able to support wireless headphones without a workaround.

If you didn’t want to spend time untangling wires on your commute before booting up a game, you’d need to use an adaptor to pair your wireless earbuds or headset.

But a new software update means you can whip out your AirPods and be good to go in seconds.

It’s not all sunshine and cheesy stock images; there are a few caveats at play that may affect your mileage.

As outlined on Nintendo’s website, if you’re using the Bluetooth audio feature, you’re limited to just two wireless controllers.

You won’t be able to pair more than that unless you disconnect your headphones.

Local wireless multiplayer will also put a stop to your auditory fun, so if you’re a multiple Switch household who plays together, that’s something to bear in mind.

While Bluetooth audio is now supported, Bluetooth mics are not. And depending on the headphones you use, you may experience latency.

You can save up to 10 Bluetooth audio devices to the Switch console, but can only have one connected at any time, which seems the most reasonable stipulation on the list.

Is it annoying that in-game chat is still limited to the Nintendo Switch Online app? You bet.

But it’s a step in the right direction, even if it’s come years post-launch. And it’s an excuse to check out our roundup of the best earbuds!

  • Read the latest stories for PS5
  • Keep up-to-date with all the Xbox news
  • Read the latest gaming news

All the latest Gaming tips and tricks

Looking for tips and tricks across your favourite consoles and games? We have you covered…

New Nintendo Switch with BETTER screen than your telly unveiled

Fortnite Season 8 is in full swing so catch up on what’s new in the game.

Call of Duty fans have the open Vanguard beta to look forward to this weekend, so mark your calendars and check out how to get in.

Warzone and Black Ops Cold War players can nab some in-game loot with free Prime Gaming Call of Duty bundles.

We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Tech & Science team? Email us at [email protected]

This post first appeared on

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

The Stealthy iPhone Hacks That Apple Still Can’t Stop

It’s a shocking revelation: The Bahraini government allegedly purchased and deployed sophisticated…

Podcast listeners are more open and intellectually curious than non-listeners

People who listen to podcasts are on average more open, intellectually curious,…

Do you and your mom share the same birth month? Scientists reveal the phenomena is common – and they know why

It is a strange phenomenon – mothers and children sharing the same…

Major change to Netflix with new rule change set to impact viewers – here’s all you need to know

A MAJOR change is coming to Netflix with new rule set to…