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Rumour: The latest Nintendo Switch firmware update contains Bluetooth audio support

You may have noticed that the Nintendo Switch has recently received another update bringing the firmware version up to 12.0.0. And although there wasn’t much to shout about thanks to the extremely brief patch notes, once the update was datamined, it was noted that the update enabled the Switch’s dock to be updated. Now, thanks to dataminer OatmealDome for pointing it out on Twitter, there may be even more to the patch. Update 12.0.0 has supposedly added audio support for the system’s Bluetooth driver as you can see in the notes in the tweet below.

As it stands at the moment, to use a Bluetooth headset with the Nintendo Switch you have to buy a USB-C or headphone jack adapter. There’s a handful of peripheral suppliers online who facilitate this, but connecting a Bluetooth headset to the Switch directly without such means is a no-go.

Of course, as OatmealDome quite rightly points out, nothing is guaranteed and until we get word from Nintendo directly so we’ll just have to wait and see what they’re planning (if anything) in the future with this update.

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5 thoughts on “Rumour: The latest Nintendo Switch firmware update contains Bluetooth audio support”

    1. The Switch always had Bluetooth, it’s how the controllers connect to the system. It just never had the firmware so it could recognize anything but the controllers

    1. As long as there is no pairing in the system, doubt it will.
      You need to get Switch to search nearby devices, and currently, don’t think that’s possible.
      BT audio would be awesome though, I would use it in handheld lot more if it got the support.

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