Your Nintendo Switch can now connect to Bluetooth Audio without an adaptor!

Based on a recent Tweet made by Nintendo of America earlier today, it seems that you’re able to pair your Bluetooth audio devices directly to your Nintendo Switch without the use of an adaptor.

Before this, many companies around the world had started designing and producing their own Bluetooth adaptors to facilitate that same feature via a workaround that involves you plugging it onto your Switch’s USB-C port. Now, you can finally say goodbye to that! But the one issue now is, you strangely won’t be able to use the Bluetooth device’s microphone (should still be interference issues we suppose)

The Steps:

  1. Make sure that no more than two wireless controllers are currently connected to your Nintendo Switch system. If a controller needs to be disconnected, hold the SYNC Button on the controller for at least one second.
    • A pair of Joy-Con counts as two wireless controllers.
  2. Turn on your Bluetooth audio device and set it to a searchable state or pairing mode.
    • Follow the instructions for your specific Bluetooth audio device on how to enable it to be paired.
  3. From the Nintendo Switch HOME menu, open System Settings.
  4. Scroll down to Bluetooth Audio, then select Pair to search for any available Bluetooth audio devices in range.
    • Searching for pairable devices can take several seconds.
    • If 10 devices have already been paired and saved to the system, you will need to remove at least one saved device before you can pair a new one.
  5. Select your Bluetooth audio device’s name when it is found.
  6. Once connected, any audio that is played will be output through your Bluetooth device. Be sure to adjust the system volume to a comfortable level.

Important Notes

  • Up to two wireless controllers can connect to a Nintendo Switch system while using Bluetooth audio. You will not be able to pair additional wireless controllers until you disconnect the Bluetooth audio device.
  • Bluetooth audio will be disconnected during local communication, such as when starting a local wireless multiplayer game.
  • Only one Bluetooth audio device can be paired at a time, but up to 10 devices can be saved on a Nintendo Switch system.
  • Bluetooth microphones cannot be used.
  • You may experience audio latency depending on your Bluetooth device.

Here’s the link to the original article:

Nintendo Support

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