Nintendo Switch lineup updated to enable Bluetooth audio

15 September 2021
After more than four years since its release, the Switch gains a feature it should have launched with. There are some limitations, though.

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  • Anonymous

rizki1, 16 Sep 2021Just play smartphone games, what's that hard? why do y... moreDid you just compare mobile games and console games? LOL. Anyway, it's not about needs; it's about wants. You don't need PC or mobile games either. And you completely missed the point. People buy the Switch because they want to play Switch games and play console games in handheld mode.

Anonymous, 15 Sep 2021So what are you going to do when you want to play games on ... moreJust play smartphone games, what's that hard? why do you need Nintendo? there's nothing like games on the switch as exciting as PC and mobile.

  • Anonymous

rizki1, 15 Sep 2021with the same price like nintendo switch you can build a PC... moreSo what are you going to do when you want to play games on the go? Or when you want to play Switch games...

imparanoic, 15 Sep 2021might as well say why not implement ldac as well, having bl... moreYou might say that, but due to LDAC latency, it would be extremely useless.

Anonymous, 15 Sep 2021Wow..You sure talk big yet know nothing about the gaming is... moreoutdated, it's newer than switch released in 2017, i think you need to replace your laggy headphones to prevent this audio lag as it's obivous that nearly all reputable brands don't have this issue, i have used my playstation 4 pro and ps vita and ps vita tv with regular bluetooth 4.1 and there is no noticeable audio lag on any of these equipment, thus, i doubt that switch will have any audio lag, also note that aptx ll (as well as aptx hd) is qualcomm licenced techology, chances that nvidea system on a chip won't support any aptx tech full stop.

  • daredevil1

I love this 12y old internet wikipedia engineers. Let me grab some popcorn.

  • Anonymous

imparanoic, 15 Sep 2021might as well say why not implement ldac as well, having bl... moreWow..You sure talk big yet know nothing about the gaming issue, this has nothing to do with audio quality but latency. Switch is still using bluetooth 4.1 which gonna cause noticeable audio lag when gaming with bluetooth headphones

LOL but sure, show off your outdated, overpriced placebo audio gear when nobody asks or cares. What a pretentious audio snob.

Anonymous, 15 Sep 2021Wow, a 4 year old console getting update to do thing that m... moreSony PS Vita did this by Day 1 back in December 2011.

Fearghast, 15 Sep 2021Unless there is like AptX LL support, it won't really ... moremight as well say why not implement ldac as well, having bluetooth audio even at 320kbps is still decent on switch, after all it's visual quality is so so in 2021 let alone audio wireless qualities, if you're asking, i use nw-zx300 (aptx hd and ldac), wh-1000xm3 (ldac), huawei, p30 pro a&k ak10 (aptx hd) with a&k michelle limited and sony xba-40, so i do use high bitrate audio

nice to see nintendo implemented this as software update than only releasing it with new oled switch and leave old ones with no bluetooth audio, seems more useful feature than apples ios 15 update, note that last gen playstation 3 and ps vita/ps vita tv had this feature, so it can not be that hard to implement.

Unless there is like AptX LL support, it won't really make any difference, since it would be much more annoying than useful.

Anonymous, 15 Sep 2021Wow, a 4 year old console getting update to do thing that m... morewith the same price like nintendo switch you can build a PC with gtx 750 ti, i3 or i5 gen 3 and 8gb ram. you can almost play all popular steam games and more worth it than switch.

  • Anonymous

Wow, a 4 year old console getting update to do thing that mobile device could do for years