Four years after launch – Switch gets support for bluetooth audio

Being able to play how, where and when we want was used as one of the main arguments when the Nintendo Switch went on sale in stores in 2017. But despite its flexibility, it has record sales the game console strangely enough required an adapter to work with wireless headphones.

Until now, that is. On Tuesday, Nintendo announced that a software update has added the function to pair bluetooth headphones to the Switch. This is done in the console’s settings menu and requires that you have no more than two wireless controllers connected.

In a support document flags Nintendo so that you can experience audio delays depending on the device you are using. The new bluetooth support also does not include microphones, and only one bluetooth device can be connected at a time. However, up to ten devices can be saved in the system for fast recognition.