Connecting Bluetooth headphones to your cellphone, pill, laptop computer, or consoles is just about the usual today. Nevertheless, when Nintendo launched the Swap, there was no help for Bluetooth headphones. As an alternative, Nintendo tried to be intelligent about it through the use of an app and a few convoluted methodology to facilitate in-game voice chat.

The corporate defended its determination again then by claiming that it is because we have already got our telephones on us on a regular basis, so it is smart to make use of it because the medium for communication. It seems like the corporate may very well be partially strolling again on that as a result of within the newest firmware replace, Nintendo has lastly allowed Swap homeowners to pair Bluetooth headphones with the console.

The most recent #NintendoSwitch replace is now out there, together with the power to pair Bluetooth units for audio output.

For extra data, together with restrictions on some options whereas utilizing Bluetooth Audio, please go to the help web page:

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 15, 2021

Nevertheless, earlier than you get too pleased, Nintendo’s help web page notes that this solely permits customers to pair Bluetooth headphones with the console. They make some extent of mentioning that Bluetooth microphones is not going to be supported, that means that even when your Bluetooth headset has a built-in mic, you received’t be capable of use it and also you’ll nonetheless must undergo the app.

We don’t get why the corporate doesn’t simply enable for full Bluetooth microphone and headphone help, however we suppose it’s higher than nothing. The firmware replace will bump the console’s model to, so be sure you have this model earlier than attempting out the Bluetooth characteristic.

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