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The latest Nintendo Switch update brought a most welcome surprise

The Nintendo Switch console got a pretty sizable update this week, but arguably the most useful new feature was missing from the advertised list.

Following the Switch OS 4.0.0 update, the console now supports wireless USB headsets, giving console owners access to wireless audio for the first time.

The discovery was made by Reddit users (via Engadget) who discovered a volume slider when plugging in the USB dock for wireless headsets like the PlayStation Gold.

In theory it only works when the Switch is docked, limiting the possibilities for those who wish to play completely untethered and on the move.

However, there’s already a workaround for those with a USB-C to USB-A adapter on hand. It’s not the most elegant solution, but it’s a solution nonetheless.

Still no Bluetooth audio

One of the most disappointing things about the Switch console continues to be Nintendo’s lack of support for Bluetooth headphones.

While this addition goes some of the way to resolving the issue, a far greater number of folks have Bluetooth headphones than wireless USB headsets.

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Considering it’s the way Joy-Cons connect to the console, there’s no real reason Nintendo can’t enable audio over Bluetooth.

Perhaps it’ll arrive in an update over time?

Elsewhere in the Switch OS 4.0.0 update, Nintendo added the ability to record 30 seconds of gameplay video and make it available for sharing on Facebook and Twitter.

Currently the feature is limited to four Nintendo-made games: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, ARMS, Splatoon 2, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

There’s also the option to transfer saved game files between Switch consoles for those with multiple devices.

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