The Nintendo Switch can lastly connect with Bluetooth headphones. On Tuesday, Nintendo launched a brand new update for the console that permits it to pair with Bluetooth audio gadgets, however even after the update, the system nonetheless gained’t allow you to use a Bluetooth microphone.
According to Nintendo’s new post-update support page, there’s a brand new menu within the Switch’s System Settings known as Bluetooth Audio the place you’ll be able to pair new gadgets with the system. The Switch can solely be paired with one audio machine at a time and it might probably solely use Bluetooth when two or fewer wi-fi controllers are linked to the system — which implies one pair of Joy-Cons solely.
The Nintendo Switch has lengthy supported wi-fi USB headphones, however that is the primary time that Nintendo has allowed Bluetooth audio to attach — with out using a third-party transmitter. However, this new update doesn’t simplify the Switch’s eternally sophisticated voice chat system as Bluetooth microphones is not going to work on the console. Instead, gamers nonetheless have to make use of a separate app, or Vivox within the video games that help it.