While the Nintendo Switch OLED prepares for its arrival in stores, Nintendo is rolling out a new major update for its console this morning. Indeed, the very recent update 13.0 makes it possible to take advantage of a feature demanded by players since the launch of the machine in 2017, namely the possibility of connecting a Bluetooth headset.
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An update requested … since March 2017!
Indeed, unlike a PS Vita launched ten years ago, the Nintendo Switch (whose marketing dates back to March 3, 2017) did not allow you to simply connect an audio device via Bluetooth. Players were then forced to connect a headset via the console jack, or invest in a small module to add Bluetooth audio compatibility. With the all-new console update, those days are over!
Miracle !! At the end of the year 2021, via a simple update, the Nintendo Switch allows (finally!) To pair a Bluetooth headset 🙂#NintendoSwitch #Nintendo https://t.co/lMefYzZHZJ pic.twitter.com/NOxH19tg1m
– Stephane Ficca (@StephaneFicca) September 15, 2021
Indeed, by downloading the brand new firmware update for the Nintendo Switch, players will finally be able to take advantage of this precious feature. While we thought that Bluetooth compatibility had been permanently forgotten by Nintendo, a simple firmware update therefore made it possible to add this much-requested function, more than four years after the initial launch of the machine (the price of which just recently came from be revised downwards).
Note in passing that if the pairing is very simple (just go through the Settings box of the console), the fact of connecting a Bluetooth headset to the Nintendo Switch reduces to two the number of controllers that it is possible to connect simultaneously. Likewise, the function cannot be used when local wireless communication is enabled. Only one headset can be connected at a time (but the console can memorize ten) and microphones cannot be used. So you know what you have to do.