What happened? A tweet from Nintendo USA revealed the much-anticipated Bluetooth audio feature for Switch consoles. What is interesting is that it has a set of limitations that may seem somewhat unpleasant to Mario, Zelda, and the rest of Nintendo fans.
The Nintendo Switch has been on the market for over four years, and in all this time it hasn't been left with any much needed features: Bluetooth audio. It suddenly changed today...
The latest #NintendoSwitch update is now available, including the ability to pair Bluetooth devices for audio output. For more information, including limitations on certain features when using Bluetooth audio, please visit the support page: https://t.co/vzAB6lZTDu pic.twitter.com/6J5xcDl5kU- Nintendo USA (NintendoAmerica) September 15 2021
Big N finally responds to requests for Bluetooth voice calling. If you own a Switch and want to ditch the dongle for wireless audio experiences, be happy. After that, some fans may be disappointed, because not all news is rosy and shiny. Unfortunately, the update has several limitations, as mentioned below:When using Bluetooth audio, you can only connect up to two wireless controllers. The Bluetooth audio device must be turned off so that it can be switched to three or more wireless Bluetooth audio controllers in local connections, and this includes multiplayer local wireless sessions. You can store up to 10 Bluetooth audio devices on the Nintendo Switch system, but only one of them can be paired at a time. You cannot use the Bluetooth microphone. Depending on the Bluetooth device used, there may be audio delays. < p> Because Bluetooth microphones are prohibited, voice chatting on the Switch is primarily connected using the Nintendo Switch Online mobile app. There is another alternative for a smartphone or mobile device called Vivox, which started implementing voice chat for multiplayer games on the Switch a few years ago.
In a surprise announcement, Nintendo finally added Bluetooth audio to the Switch