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(Pocket-lint) – The Nintendo Switch and the fully portable Switch Lite are superbly designed gaming consoles, but there has always been something that has irritated us and many other owners: the lack of support for bluetooth headphones.

Yes, we can wire a pair of headphones to one or the other console, through the 3.5mm port, or use a third-party wireless adapter that plugs into the USB-C port. But, given that Bluetooth is already built-in, why can’t we use it to stream audio to our ears, to or to the ears wirelessly?

Fortunately, it looks like we don’t have to let this bother us much longer, as dataminers have discovered code in Nintendo’s latest Switch firmware (v12.0) that hints at Bluetooth audio support to come.

Lines of code specific to using Bluetooth audio were found by Yellow8 and posted on SwitchBrew. It was later reposted on Twitter by OatmealDome, who added that while it meant nothing, it would be strange for Nintendo to add code that wasted no use.

Hopefully, it comes down to unlocking the much-requested feature, and we can all use our consoles with multiple headsets, headphones, and the like in the near future.

Written by Rik Henderson.


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