Posted on September 14 2021 by Samantha Reynolds
Switch owners, it’s time for another update! The latest firmware update for Nintendo Switch includes the ability to pair your Bluetooth audio devices to your system, alongside other quality-of-life improvements. You will now be able to pair your headphones, speakers, and other audio devices to your Switch, so grab your favorite buds and get comfy with the dreamy sounds of Skyward Sword HD.
With this update, Switch owners have the ability to save up to ten Bluetooth devices, though only one can be paired at a time. If you have a device paired, you’ll be restricted to two wireless controllers until the device is disconnected again. A few other important important considerations: You will be unable to use Bluetooth audio while local communication is active, you will not be able to use Bluetooth microphones, and you may experience some audio latency depending on the device that you use. If you need some help pairing your device, check out Nintendo’s support page here.
Other features in this update include an “Update Dock” feature for both Nintendo Switch’s standard and OLED models. With this feature enabled, you will be able to update your Switch when it’s docked, given that you have a LAN cable handy. You can now enable your internet connection to remain on while your system is in sleep mode, as well as check your frequency status under “Connection Status.” Lastly, the update has changed the method for initiating Joy-Con Calibration. For a deeper dive into the update, check out the notes here!
The latest #NintendoSwitch update is now available, including the ability to pair Bluetooth devices for audio output.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 15, 2021
What do you think of the latest update? What features would you like to see next? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Nintendo of America