Update your Nintendo Switch now to enable pairing with Bluetooth audio devices


Only one Bluetooth device can be paired at a time, though users can save up to 10 devices on the Switch system. — Dreamstime/TNS

Nintendo has announced a new update for its Switch gaming console, which can now be paired with Bluetooth devices for audio output.

Update 13.0.0 brings Bluetooth audio support for devices such as headphones, earbuds and speakers. Only one Bluetooth device can be paired at a time, though users can save up to 10 devices on the Switch system.

Users can connect up to two compatible wireless controllers to the system while using Bluetooth audio. The company states that users cannot pair additional controllers until they have disconnected the Bluetooth audio device.

Bluetooth microphones, however, are not supported with the new update.

After performing the latest system update, users will be able to start pairing a device by going to Bluetooth Audio under System Settings.

Previously, users who want to use headphones or earbuds with the Switch will have to plug it in through the audio jack or use a Bluetooth adapter for wireless devices from third-party manufacturers.

News about the Bluetooth capabilities update has received some overwhelming reaction from users on Twitter, who responded with remarks like “Finally!!!” and that the company has provided a long-awaited update for fans. One user joked that it only took Nintendo four years to provide the update.

The tweet about the new update has received over 40,000 likes and 8,000 retweets.

The Nintendo Switch was first released in 2017.

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