How to configure and use your AirPods with the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo hybrid console is primarily a portable console with the ability to connect to the TV via a Dock to be used as a desktop console, so it is normal that it integrates a headphone jack. Although if you have wireless headphones, whether headband or earplug, then the experience is much better. That is why we are going to teach you how to connect AirPods to the Switch.

At the end of 2011, just coinciding with the launch of the OLED model, Nintendo decided to unlock the ability to connect Bluetooth headphones to its console, which means being able to enjoy the audio of your favorite games without the need for a cable through the middle and above all allow users to use AirPods with the Switch.

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How to set up AirPods with the Nintendo Switch?

Well, doing it is very simple, you just have to do the following from the console, regardless of the model you have:

  1. First of all, you must have updated the firmware of the console to version 13.0.0 or higher.
  2. Navigate through the console menu to the system configuration using the controllers for it.
  3. Within the settings look for Bluetooth Audio and click on pair devices.
  4. Press and hold the AirPods button until it turns white.
  5. Selected on the Switch and that’s it, you already have them configured to be able to play your favorite games.

From here you can enjoy the audio of your favorite console games without cables through the middle. Now, if you are wondering why we are talking about something that is not new, let us tell you why: the experience when playing Metroid Prime Remastered. The updated version of what is undoubtedly the best game in the GameCube catalog with a Bluetooth headset on Switch is the day and night of the experience when it comes to enjoying this classic and many other games.

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The best way to play Metroid Prime Remastered is on console

And obviously, as we have already said, with Bluetooth headphones that allow you to enjoy the entire atmosphere of the game. Not only on a visual level, where it has received a great visual revamp, but also in the audio field, in which the level of immersion is total and in which all the sound in the game has grown in its ability to get us into the situation thanks to a section also renewed and in which they have not limited themselves to porting the audio without changes from the original version of 20 years ago.

Isn’t it better to do it in the emulator? Well, it depends, since many of the titles bring graphic and audio errors that tarnish the final gaming experience. What’s more, buying a more expensive PC than a Nintendo Switch to play console games is not being very smart. Especially when none of them works properly in a certain emulator, until a few months have passed, and not a few precisely.