Beginning right this moment, Change house owners who replace their Change to the newest software program can pair a wi-fi Bluetooth system to the Change. One thing the Change was apparently in a position to do that complete time given the proper software program patch.
To take action Change house owners should obtain the newest firmware patch. From there, they’ll discover a Bluetooth Audio possibility throughout the System Settings web page. As soon as you choose “Pair” the Change will seek for an obtainable Bluetooth audio system and join to 1 when discovered.
The Change can solely be synced to 1 audio system at a time however can save as much as 10 units on the system.
The newest #NintendoSwitch replace is now obtainable, together with the power to pair Bluetooth units for audio output.
For extra info, together with restrictions on some options whereas utilizing Bluetooth Audio, please go to the assist web page: https://t.co/vzAB6lZTDu pic.twitter.com/6J5xcDl5kU
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 15, 2021
The newest firmware replace additionally contains the power to replace the software program on the Change dock, however solely the brand new docks with a LAN port included with the Change OLED mannequin.
It ought to be famous that when paired to a Bluetooth audio system, solely two wi-fi controllers might be related to the Change at a time. Connecting an extra wi-fi controller will disconnect the Bluetooth audio system. Moreover, Bluetooth microphones will not be appropriate with the Change.
The wi-fi controller restrict might be a motive why Nintendo by no means enabled this audio function on the four-year-old system. Because of this, some Change house owners resorted to third-party adapters to attach their Bluetooth headphones to the Change.
Now that the replace is out, you possibly can freely join your Apple AirPods or no matter different Bluetooth audio system you select.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s Information Editor. You may attain him @lawoftd.