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How to connect Bluetooth headphones to your Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite

Here’s how you can connect your Bluetooth headphones to your Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite
Here’s how you can connect your Bluetooth headphones to your Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite

  • The Nintendo Switch can now connect to your favourite Bluetooth headphones after the latest update.

Nintendo recently announced that it is adding support for adding Bluetooth audio across its Switch lineup. The Nintendo Switch can now connect to your favourite Bluetooth headphones. The update is already rolling out to the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. For reference, it took Nintendo four years to activate the feature. The Switch consoles have Bluetooth, but prior to the release of this update, users could only connect compatible controllers to the consoles but never an audio device. Now, here’s how you can connect your Bluetooth headphones to your Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite.

How to connect Bluetooth headphones to Nintendo Switch

1. Check for the latest update by going to Settings on your Nintendo Switch console.

2. Select the Gear Icon at the bottom of the screen and scroll down to System to check the current version of your console on the right side of the screen. To be able to connect a Bluetooth audio device, your console must be running version 13.0.0 and above.

3. Update your Nintendo Switch by tapping on ‘System Update’. Your system should check for an update and download one if there is.

4. Now, go to Settings.

5. Scroll down on the left pane to the bottom of the screen. There will be a new menu called Bluetooth Audio.

6. Tap on Pair Device option.

7. Take your headphones and make sure they are in pairing mode. Your Nintendo Switch will search for available Bluetooth devices.

8. Once you see your Bluetooth device, select it and the console will be paired to it.

9.  And Done!

Your Bluetooth headphones are now connected to your Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite. Before this update, you had to use a Bluetooth dongle to connect to the headphone jack or the USB-C port which you could then pair your wireless audio devices to. However, you can now connect your Bluetooth headphones to the Nintendo Switch. The update is already rolling out to the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. As of now, we do not know if the latest update will be available for the Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) or not.

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