Using a Nintendo Switch on a train or plane is finally a wireless experience four years after the console actually launched. Last night, Nintendo released an update to its mobile console, adding support for Bluetooth audio, one of its most requested features.
Prior to this update, if Switch users wanted to ditch the cord and use Bluetooth headphones or earbuds with their switch, they had to purchase an adapter that plugged into the console. However, as of today, downloading the latest system update of the control panel is as simple as that and making some selections in the settings menu.
However, Nintendo’s implementation of Bluetooth audio isn’t perfect. ONE support page on the company’s website regarding Bluetooth audio for the Switch shows some limitations the console has in this regard. Specifically, up to two wireless controllers can be paired with one Switch while using Bluetooth audio. Likewise, any Bluetooth devices will be disabled as soon as the local wireless multiplayer game is started. However, these changes make sense, as most of the time someone is using Bluetooth audio if they are playing a single player game.
Therefore, only one wireless audio device can be paired with the Switch at a time. The console can still remember 10 different devices, but only one can be used. Similarly, some users may experience audio lag, which means that any game or app’s audio will lag behind what’s happening on the screen. However, according to Nintendo, it’s not the console’s fault and more of the device someone is using.