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Switch version 4.0.0 adds support for wireless USB headsets

Posted on October 19, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos

Nintendo updated Switch last night with a number of major features. The system now has the ability to capture video for select games, you can transfer data between consoles, and more. We have the full rundown from here.

Aside from what Nintendo mentioned, the new system update adds a few “hidden” features. Among these is support for wireless USB headsets.

Happen to have a PlayStation headset lying around? That’ll work with Switch. Just plug it in and you’re good to go. Usage is primarily intended for docked play, but with an adapter, you should be able to get it working in portable mode as well.


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  • Fernando Silva

    That is huge!!!!

  • Wow…..now that’s alright

  • speedyclax

    This should make some people happy.

  • jbmindtrick

    So, explain to me the difference between wireless USB sets vs lets say AirPods or Beats that are bluetooth wireless.

    • FutureFox

      In short: wider bandwidth and higher data transfer rate than BT.

  • Petri

    Would have preferred BT headsets… But I’ll take this.

  • cendrizzi

    I agree that bt would have been ideal. The switch is more than capable but I have wondered if they are just concerned that it could impact the controllers.

    After all if you use just joycons you could have eight separate Bluetooth controllers connected.

    Now will hey offer support for in game voice on the system itself instead if the app? Personally I donโ€™t care but if the current implementation is a dud.

  • Ederson Pereira

    Awesome! Came to Brazil ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reggie

    That’s fantastic. Though I’m more curious why they would neglect to mention this.

    • TheGoomba

      People would hesitate before buying the Splatoon headset, probably.

  • sremick

    No use to me. ๐Ÿ™ Bluetooth is what I need. When I have it docked, it’s connected to my AVR and so I have better ways to get wireless sound.

  • Padre

    Better than bluetooth, no lag. Bluetooth works for music and phonecalls, but it is too slow for games or movies. Good job Nintendo!

  • Froot

    There’s also a joycon update, you need to go and update them. Maybe I’m wrong but I think fixes bad joycons. Mine wasn’t working outside of the switch and now doesn’t lose signal at all.