Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Won’t Work With The Nintendo Switch
If you were hoping to take your new pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones with you when you wanted to play with the Nintendo Switch, you’re out of luck. Polygon tried to pair Beat wireless Bluetooth headphones, but they couldn’t. It’s not that it didn’t work, but there wasn’t an option to pair the headphones with the Switch.
There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the Switch, but there aren’t any headphone jacks on the controllers. The lack of headphone jack on both the Joy-Con and Pro Charge means you’ll have to use either the TV’s speakers or the speakers on the device. It’s not the end of the world, but a pain point for many users who use headphones while gaming.
Wireless Bluetooth Headphones don’t work with the Switch
Nintendo Switch has Bluetooth onboard to connect the Joy-Con controllers. The fact we cannot use wireless Bluetooth headphones seem annoying and major pain point. Nintendo hasn’t responded to request for comment, but the lack of wireless Bluetooth headphone support could be a battery related issue. The Switch battery once unpaired from the dock is only 3 to 4 hours, and with Bluetooth constantly in use could drain quicker.
Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 support Bluetooth headphones, and while the Switch isn’t competing with them it would be helpful to have the feature. Nintendo could push support for wireless headphones in the coming days, but it’s unlikely they roll this out without a lot of user request. If you own an iPhone 7, you’ll need to carry around multiple chargers and headphones when you take the Switch out with you.
Tell us your thoughts; do you think the Nintendo Switch should support wireless Bluetooth headphones? The Nintendo Switch is available at stores today, and everyone is receiving their pre-orders already.