The highly requested feature is finally here. Yesterday, Nintendo released a firmware update to enable Bluetooth connectivity for the four-year-old Switch. Of course there are limitations, but now the portable experience has become better. Of course, the Switch has a headphone jack, but if you are like me, you may be tired of those nasty wires that get tangled on the road. These problems are now a thing of the past.
According to Nintendo Support Web page, Pairing restrictions and miscellaneous notes are as follows:
- When using Bluetooth audio, up to two wireless controllers can be connected to the Nintendo Switch system. You will not be able to pair other wireless controllers until you disconnect the Bluetooth audio device.
- Bluetooth audio will be disconnected during local communication, such as when starting a local wireless multiplayer game.
- Only one Bluetooth audio device can be paired at a time, but up to 10 devices can be saved on the Nintendo Switch system.
- Cannot use Bluetooth microphone.
- Depending on your Bluetooth device, you may experience audio delays.
Apple Airpods are also compatible with Switch —— A welcome addition. Finally, the firmware update also supports the software update of the docking station. However, this only applies to Switch OLED devices that will be available starting on October 8. This docking function may be very useful, but Alex Van Aken has compiled a list of the 5 functions we still need and provides a solid argument for each function, if you Waiting for release date.
Is Bluetooth pairing something you have been looking forward to, and will you continue to take advantage of this new feature? Is there an owner of OLED Switch here? If so, what are you most looking forward to when the console drops next month? Throw these answers in the comments section!