- Nintendo has revealed that Bluetooth connection for audio devices is finally coming for Switch
- Switch users can pair up to ten devices but only use them one at a time
- A little drawback is that Bluetooth and local connection will overlap and cannot be used at the same time
Nintendo has finally decided to give Switch users the much-needed option to connect their consoles to wireless audio devices through the magic of Bluetooth.
Nintendo Lets Switch Users Connect to Bluetooth Speakers and Headsets
One of the few drawbacks of the Nintendo Switch has always been the inability of users to connect the console to a wireless audio output device. Because of this people have been limited in their audio experience and have had to either use the native audio or to connect their high-quality speakers and headsets with a cable. Luckily, this is about to change.
Nintendo has finally decided to better its users’ experience by introducing the option to pair up Bluetooth audio devices with the Nintendo Switch console. And while it has some issues, it is definitely something fans have long been asking for.
The update will be installed automatically on people’s devices when they update their software. Then, in the system settings menu, they will see a new Bluetooth Audio option. It will allow users to pair up to 10 unique devices, although only one can be connected at a time.
Little Drawback Prevent the Feature from Being Perfect
Since the feature is new, it is bound to have some imperfections. For example, when people play a game locally instead of online, the Bluetooth connection will automatically disconnect. This means that people who want to play a multiplayer game and still keep their devices connected will have to resort to either playing online with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription and a Wi-Fi connection or continue to play locally and connect their headsets with a cable.
As a smaller drawback, the Bluetooth audio connection will limit users’ capability to connect additional controllers. This means that users will have to first disconnect the audio device before adding controllers.
On a final note, the addition of a Bluetooth audio connection definitely seems to be a great boon even with its flaws. It will make the console experience better for veteran players. Additionally, it will add up to the price drop hype and likely make the Switch more appealing to newcomers to console gaming.