Reportedly the new Nintendo Switch update includes Bluetooth audio support which has been added to the hybrid console. This could mean Bluetooth headset compatibility could be coming in the future.
According to OatmealDome, the Nintendo Switch firmware update 12.0.0 has brought audio support to a Bluetooth driver, which could enable Bluetooth audio devices to connect to consoles, which indicates Nintendo’s plan of allowing Bluetooth headset support. and suggests first step towards Nintendo enabling Bluetooth headset support.
The current Nintendo Switch doesn’t support Bluetooth wireless headsets, instead headsets have to use a wired connection to fit the 3.5 mm jack, although with the new update coming change could come in the future.
The new update 12.0.0 official patch notes claim the update was to fix an issue revolving around the save backup feature, to allow for better communication. Despite the rumours of the new audio support, the patch notes do not mention this.
The patch notes state ‘We fixed the issue with the save data backup feature, where in rare cases, the automatic backup of save data is interrupted if a communication error occurs during completion of the save data backup process.’
Although it has not been confirmed that this update will bring Bluetooth audio support, it could be setting the foundation for it to come in future.
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