Tech News: Nintendo Switch might receive Bluetooth audio support in latest firmware.
Information gleaned from data on the latest Nintendo Switch update shows that Bluetooth audio support has been added to the hybrid console, suggesting we may see Bluetooth headset compatibility in the future.
According to OatmealDome, a data miner focused on Nintendo and Mac, the firmware update for Nintendo Switch 12.0.0 added audio support to a Bluetooth driver, which could allow Bluetooth audio devices to be connected to the console and suggests the former. step towards enabling Bluetooth headphones by Nintendo. support.
Currently, the Nintendo Switch does not support wireless Bluetooth headsets, which means that all the best Nintendo Switch headsets must either use a wired connection to fit the 3.5mm headphone jack or opt for some sort of unofficial adapter. It is possible that this will change in the future.
[Nintendo Switch System Update]
12.0.0 added audio support to the Bluetooth driver.
* However *, I’m not sure anything is actually using this new support so far. No guarantee that it will ever be used.
– OatmealDome (@OatmealDome) April 7, 2021
According to Nintendo Life, the official patch notes for the 12.0.0 update indicate that the update was intended to address an issue with the save feature by addressing any communication errors that may occur during the process. However, the patch notes make no mention of the added audio support.
“We fixed the issue with the save data backup function, where in rare cases the automatic backup of the save data is interrupted if a communication error occurs while completing the save data backup process.” read in the patch notes.
It could be that this update is just a simple backend fix for something unimportant or that it lays the groundwork for Bluetooth support in the future.