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The Nintendo " Switch may be a few years old, but Tuesday night Nintendo finally gave the console an update that users Long have been asking for: Bluetooth audio support.
In a tweet Tuesday night, Nintendo confirmed that it had enabled the feature as part of a new Switch update. "The latest update #NintendoSwitch is now available "the company tweeted, " including the ability to pair Bluetooth devices for audio output. "
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In a accompanying support document , the company notes some of the limitations of the functionality. When Bluetooth audio is used, you can only connect two wireless controllers to the Switch. As for headphones or speakers, while the Switch can register 10 Bluetooth devices, it can only connect to one audio device at a time.
Bluetooth microphones will also not be usable on the console.
The new update means that Nintendo customers will not have to purchase any accessories to enable listening via Bluetooth. In recent years, a number of switch-compatible adapters appeared as people searched for ways to play games without having to rely on built-in speakers orpluggable wired headphones.
A new " OLED version of the Switch is expected to go on sale next month. It was not immediately clear whether the OLED switch, which was says "previously does not support Bluetooth audio , will now support the feature at launch.
CNET has asked Nintendo for additional details and will update if the company responds.
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