Now 4 years after the release of the Nintendo Switch, it’s FINALLY possible to pair Bluetooth headphones and other audio devices.
One of the most long-awaited features of the Nintendo Switch is finally here. It only took 4 years for Nintendo to add in the option but Switch owners are now able to use the console’s Bluetooth functionality.
What that means for the average user is that you’re now able to use Bluetooth headphones, speakers, and more with your Nintendo Switch device. For whatever reason, this still hasn’t been an option in the past, despite multiple requests from the fans.
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How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Nintendo Switch
If you’re running the new Ver 13.0.0 update, here’s how to connect your Bluetooth headphones or other audio devices to the Nintendo Switch:
- First, ensure that you don’t have any more than 2 wireless controller connected to your Switch. Note: a pair of Joy-Cons count as 2 wireless controllers.
- Turn on your Bluetooth device and set it to Pairing.
- Head to the Nintendo Switch Home menu and open System Settings.
- Find Bluetooth Audio and select Pair. Your console will begin to search for pairable devices (up to 10 can be stored in the console’s history at once).
- Select your Bluetooth audio device’s name from the list.
- Just like that, you’ve successfully paired your device!
To disconnect your Bluetooth accessory from the Nintendo Switch, simply head back to the Bluetooth Audio setting and select Disconnect Device.
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