Here is ours A comprehensive guide on how to connect a Bluetooth headset to a Nintendo Switch. This surprised many when Nintendo enabled Bluetooth in the initial Nintendo Switch version. Everyone thought it was Nintendo’s mistake not to include it in the source of the Switch, the hardware was there all the time, it just needed the right software update to make it available to everyone.
Only in September 2021 did they finally allow it. There was a long rumor of the Switch having genuine Bluetooth connectivity, it was a bit embarrassing why it took them so long to allow this.
Does the Nintendo Switch OLED have Bluetooth?
Yes it is yes. If you buy the OLED Switch version it will come with original Bluetooth audio capabilities right out of the box, and that’s great news.
Nintendo added Bluetooth connectivity to the original switch just before the launch day of the OLED versions. The lack of out-of-the-box Bluetooth connectivity was definitely a painful issue for many Switch fans, as they felt it really needed to be turned on by default.
How to connect a Bluetooth headset to a Nintendo switch
The console finally caught on in September 2021, when Bluetooth was finally added to the console as part of a software update launched in patch number 13.0.0. The latest switch, the one with the OLED screen was launched almost a month later in early October 2021.
The good news for Switch fans intending to buy the OLED version is that it will be shipped to customers with patch 13.0.0 already installed. This means you will not need to update your console to enjoy the benefits of Bluetooth audio.
The OLED switch uses a standard Bluetooth interface, which means compatibility with third-party headphones and controllers will not be an issue. There should be no problems connecting your current headphones to purely listening to your game, there is some limitation in terms of using headphones, earphones or headphones with a microphone.
Bluetooth headset with microphone
The only real negative about Switch OLED’s Bluetooth compatibility is that it lacks support for Bluetooth microphones. You will only really be able to use Bluetooth headphones with your switch to listen to audio and sound effects in the game. You can not use it for voice chat, unfortunately.
How you use Bluetooth on the switch
To use Nintendo Switch’s Bluetooth capabilities, follow these steps:
- Turn on your Nintendo Switch
- Go to the settings in the main menu of the OLED switch.
- Navigate to Bluetooth Audio
- Turn on your headphones
- Enable adjustment mode on your headphones
- In the switch, select Device match.
- When your headphone model appears on the OLED screen, select it.
- Your device will be connected to an OLED switch.
Done! You can now pair your favorite Bluetooth headphones with your head and listen to the audio tracks and sound effects of your Switch.
How to use Bluetooth in the Switch OLED version
- Follow the steps above.
That’s, super simple right. Now you can enjoy your gaming sessions in your headphones. And the good news is that you will not disturb anyone around you. You can connect wireless speakers even if you play multiplayer with friends and want to improve audio quality.
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