Nintendo finally brings Bluetooth audio to the Switch with new software update

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The Nintendo Switch may be a few years old, but Nintendo on Tuesday night finally gave the platform an update that users have long wanted: Bluetooth audio support. 

In a tweet Tuesday night, the company confirmed that it has enabled the feature as part of a new Switch update. “The latest #NintendoSwitch update is now available,” the company tweeted, “including the ability to pair Bluetooth devices for audio output.”

In an accompanying support document, the company notes a few of the limitations of the feature. When Bluetooth audio is in use you will only be able to connect two wireless controllers to the Switch. As for headphones or speakers, while the Switch can save 10 Bluetooth devices it will only be able to connect to one audio device at a time. 

Bluetooth microphones will also not be usable on the console. 

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