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Bluetooth Audio Comes to Nintendo Switch: Four Years Later

Nintendo does some great things. Hell, they relaunched the video game industry here in the US all on their own. They’ve also done some head-scratching things. The Switch falls into the Great Things category, but Nintendo mixes in annoyances too. LABO is one product that I’ll never understand. One big bone-headed Switch omission has been the lack of bluetooth / wireless audio on a device that has bluetooth hardware built-in. It is literally how the Joy-Con controllers communicate with the console.

Finally, four years later, that has changed. With a software update, Nintendo has unlocked this feature that we could’ve had all along.

The latest #NintendoSwitch update is now available, including the ability to pair Bluetooth devices for audio output.

Nintendo of America on Twitter

It’s mind-boggling that Nintendo “gave” everyone a feature that easily could have existed at launch by adding some code to the console. I won’t complain about the feature itself because on-the-go, this is a great thing to have. However, it is one of many instances where Nintendo simply does their own thing and doesn’t care what anyone else thinks.

While I may grumble that it took so long, I’m happy it’s done. I’m definitely using this next time I’m using my Switch when I’m away from home.

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