Nintendo Switch update enables Bluetooth audio pairing

The Nintendo Change can lastly link to Bluetooth earphones. On Tuesday, Nintendo launched a brand-new upgrade for the console that enables it to set with Bluetooth audio gadgets, however even after the upgrade, the system still won’t let you utilize a Bluetooth microphone.

According to Nintendo’s brand-new post-update assistance page, there’s a brand-new menu in the Change’s System Settings called Bluetooth Audio where you can combine brand-new gadgets with the system. The Change can just be paired with one audio gadget at a time and it can just utilize Bluetooth when 2 or less cordless controllers are linked to the system — which suggests one set of Joy-Cons just.

The Nintendo Change has long supported cordless USB earphones, however this is the very first time that Nintendo has actually enabled Bluetooth audio to link — without using a third-party transmitter. Nevertheless, this brand-new upgrade doesn’t streamline the Change’s permanently complex voice chat system as Bluetooth microphones will not work on the console. Rather, gamers still need to utilize a different app, or Vivox in the video games that support it.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.