Nintendo released firmware version 4.0 for its Switch console earlier this week. The update brought a couple of new features for the console in addition to overall tweaks and improvements. It has now been discovered that the latest firmware update for the Nintendo Switch has also brought support for wireless USB headphones to the console.
The Switch’s latest update has also brought new profile icons based on Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Gamers can now transfer user profiles and save data to another system after they’ve updated the console.
Nintendo didn’t really say much about this addition but users on Reddit have discovered that this update brings support for wireless USB headphones and other USB devices. Users just have to plug the device’s dongle into the Switch dock and they’re good to go. There’s even a new volume slider that can be used when the headphones are plugged in.
The only caveat is that this is only going to work when the Switch is placed inside its dock. You can’t take advantage of this if you’re using the Switch in handheld mode. There is a workaround, though, and it involves plugging the receiver into a USB-Type C adapter. It’s not what the company would have intended but at least it gets the job done.