Nintendo Switch official firmware version 13.0.0 available, adds Bluetooth audio support

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Put your stability jokes on hold, because it's time for a new Nintendo Switch firmware update, and it's one that offers some actual functionality, for once. Official firmware version 13.0.0 is here, and it brings with it support for Bluetooth audio devices, meaning you can now pair headphones, speakers, or earbuds with the Nintendo Switch system without the use of a third-party dongle. Of note, Nintendo specifies that Bluetooth microphones will not pair with the system, as they are not supported.

  • Headphones, earbuds, speakers, and other audio devices that connect with Bluetooth can now be paired with Nintendo Switch family systems for audio output.
    • Bluetooth microphones are not supported.
    • Up to two compatible wireless controllers can be connected to the system while using Bluetooth audio.
    • Bluetooth audio cannot be used while local wireless communication is active.
    • For more information, see How to Pair and Manage Bluetooth Audio Devices.

There's more, as well. A new option allows users to update their Switch's dock, though it's a feature exclusive to the Nintendo Switch OLED dock, with its LAN port. Consoles connected to LAN can now also stay connected to the internet, even when in sleep mode. You can grab the update if you're interested in the new features, or stay on your current firmware and await the all-clear from your favorite CFW dev sources.


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New Switch Update:
bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth and bluetooth

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Anyway, is there any way to stop nagign messages about update every time i start a game ?
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but out of the list of features that users request most, the only that CFW do not deliver is bluetooth audio, so it is a big thing (if you don't look the world around you, obviously). I did not read the reports, but no big headlines about bugs yet, it is the bare minimum, but still a good thing. Now let's pray for vulnerabilities because I want Atmosphere on my lite.



For whatever reason, Nintendo is the only thing that GBTemp users hate more than China.

Nintendo added bluetooth audio on 12.x but didn't activate it. Homebrew enabled it for use way before Nintendo enabled it on 13.

https://gbatemp.net/threads/modder-...-audio-driver-for-the-nintendo-switch.587584/
 

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Nice, a new feature. Let me take a look at the feature list:
View attachment 275979 apps for YouTube and Hulu
View attachment 275978 apps for Netflix, Prime, Disney+ and so on
View attachment 275979 cloud saves backup (View attachment 275978 only while having a paid subscription though)
View attachment 275978 local saves backup
View attachment 275979 Bluetooth speaker support
View attachment 275978 Bluetooth microphone support
View attachment 275979 somehow Virtual Console for NES and SNES (View attachment 275978 only while having a paid subscription though)
View attachment 275978 Virtual Console for all other systems that were present on previous Nintendo consoles
View attachment 275978 folders
View attachment 275978 grid view options (I can have more home menu icons at once on my 3DS than on the Switch, wtf)
View attachment 275978 themes (at least f*cking backgrounds)
View attachment 275978 messaging and inviting friends
View attachment 275978 achievements
View attachment 275978 web browser (without having to use DNS workarounds)
View attachment 275978 actually working online multiplayer
View attachment 275978 display night mode

Well done, Nintendo.
I'm sure I missed a lot of (not available) features but that's enough Nintendo bashing for one day.

Netflix: Never gonna happen... App NF pi#%ed Ninty off
Achievments: What a useless concept (who needs a flashing banner every few minutes?!) Collectibles are preferred
OnlineMP: Peer to Peer since 05.. They'll not change that.. it's cheap and easy to maintain (wiimmfi only works /cause/ it's p2p.. think about that too...)
WebBrowser: I wonder if a third party couldn't release one ?
Noone did so far... (And we already have apps)
Themes: Maybe a security concern ?
Folders: Might be useful.... But only for some things
(Like that arcade archives)


Question: How do I set up a smartphone (with wired headphones) as an audio device for the Nintendo Switch? I'm trying to find an app for this, and so far, no luck.
That'd require spoofing a bluetooth device.
Which in turn would at the least need a rooted android device...

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Nevermind:
You may not be able to [create an A2DP connection] manually between 2 phones also because to stream one device needs to be A2DP sink and other other A2DP source; phones are typically only source devices (source of the stream that can stream to sink devices), sinks are headsets or Bluetooth speakers.
https://android.stackexchange.com/q...udio-from-pc-to-android-device-over-bluetooth
=> Impossible over BT as of yet

I just got myself a pair of inear hps for 9 bucks..
That route is probably easier.

EDIT: Not all hps fare well it seems:
Pioneer SE-MS9BH: Lag free
TIE truly PRO: Minimal lag
 
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Netflix: Never gonna happen... App NF pi#%ed Ninty off
Achievments: What a useless concept (who needs a flashing banner every few minutes?!) Collectibles are preferred
OnlineMP: Peer to Peer since 05.. They'll not change that.. it's cheap and easy to maintain (wiimmfi only works /cause/ it's p2p.. think about that too...)
WebBrowser: I wonder if a third party couldn't release one ?
Noone did so far... (And we already have apps)
Themes: Maybe a security concern ?
Folders: Might be useful.... But only for some things
(Like that arcade archives)

Mostly agree with this, but I would like to see an actual themes implementation. Ninty has done well enough locking everything down, they can figure it out.
 

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So do we really think it took four years to figure out the Bluetooth interference issues with Audio and Controllers disconnecting I mean wtf would of been the cost for a second module a nickel :blink: Big N shame on you
 

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New Switch Update:
bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth, bluetooth and bluetooth

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Anyway, is there any way to stop nagign messages about update every time i start a game ?
use AIOUpdater to delete temp files, and/or go to recovery mode.
 

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Can I update my sysnand and use emunand in 12.1?
Meu actualy System version is 12.1.

I am using emunand on atmosphere.
I want update my sysnand tô 13.0 to play FORTNITE online and stay on 12.1 in my Emunand, but I don't find anything explaing IF I can or not do this way.
Thanks in advance.
 
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