Nintendo Switch: How to connect with Bluetooth headphones?

Nintendo developed the Nintendo switch a video game console. On March 3 2017 it was released worldwide in most regions.  It is in the form of a table that can either be used as a portable device or as a home console making it a hybrid console. The software supports online gaming through local wireless ad hoc connectivity with other consoles and internet connectivity. Nintendo Switches games and software are available on both digital distribution via Nintendo eShop and physical flash-based ROM cartridges.

How to connect Nintendo Switch to Bluetooth headphones?

Nintendo Switch does not officially support headphones. A big feature like video capture for select games is added to the 4.0.0 update but it’s a small, unannounced feature that may prove to be the most important.  In the patch the support for audio over USB added allows certain wireless headsets to connect to the Nintendo Switch.

To communicate with other gaming consoles and wireless controllers the Nintendo switch uses Bluetooth. It doesn’t allow Bluetooth headphones to directly connect with the system. The workaround provided in the 4.0.0 patch allows wireless headsets that use a USB dongle to provide the wireless capability. It is possible that a future update will remove the ability to listen to audio over Bluetooth because this is not an officially supported feature. The ways to connect a wireless headset to the Nintendo Switch vary based on whether the players are using the Switch while docked or using it unplugged from the docking station.

While it is docked –

The USB dongle needs to be plugged into one of the USB ports on the side of the dock.

Nintendo Switch will recognize the device.

The players will see a prompt on the upper-left corner of the screen which shows USB volume control.

The switch has a single USB port. At the bottom of the device, it is a USB -C port. A USB-to-USB-C connector is needed if the players want to go completely wireless.

List of headphones that work with Nintendo Switch –

Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage, Creative Wireless HS-1200, Logitech G930, Logitech G933, Logitech H800, LucidSound LS30, LucidSound LS40, PDP Legendary Sound of Justice, Plantronics Audio 510, PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset, PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset, PlayStation 3 Wireless Headset, Skullcandy PLYR 1SteelSeries Arctis 7, Steelseries Siberia 800, Steelseries Siberia 840, Turtle Beach Ear Force P11, Turtle Beach Ear Force PX3,  Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 500P,  Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 450, Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 700

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