Data on the latest Nintendo Switch update indicates that Bluetooth audio support has been added to the hybrid console, suggesting that we might see Bluetooth headset compatibility in the future.
According to OatmealDome, A Nintendo and Mac focused dataminer, the Nintendo Switch 12.0.0 firmware update has added audio support to the Bluetooth driver, which could allow Bluetooth audio devices to connect to the console, and suggests a first step toward Nintendo that supports Bluetooth headsets.
[Nintendo Switch System Update]12.0.0 added Bluetooth support for the Bluetooth driver. * However *, I’m not sure if anything has used this new support so far. There is no guarantee that it will ever be used. (SOURCE: yellow8 via SwitchBrew) https://t.co/Zyn35f3dZd pic.twitter.com/Ag5I0h8nicApril 7, 2021
Currently, the Nintendo Switch does not support Bluetooth wireless headphones, which means that all the best Nintendo Switch headphones must use a wired connection to fit into the 3.5 mm headphone jack or opt for some kind of unofficial adapter. It is possible that this will change in the future.
Wait and see
According to Nintendo Life, official patch notes for update 12.0.0 indicate that the update was supposed to fix the backup feature issue, resolving communication errors that might occur during the process. However, the patch notes do not mention additional audio support.
“We have fixed an issue with the data backup feature, where in rare cases the automatic backup of data is interrupted if a communication error occurs during the completion of the data backup process,” the patch note states.
It could be that this update is just a simple background repair for something unimportant or laying the groundwork for future Bluetooth support.