ICYDK: The Switch Doesn’t Have Bluetooth Audio, But This Dongle Fixes That

A photo of the HomeSpot Bluetooth adapter in the Nintendo Switch Lite.
HomeSpot

As we all know, the music in Animal Crossing absolutely slaps. But the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite don’t work with Bluetooth headphones. If you want to blast the funky 10 AM theme without disturbing the people around you (or getting tangled up by wired headphones), then you have to buy a Nintendo Switch Bluetooth audio adapter first.

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There are a ton of low-profile Bluetooth audio adapters designed specifically for the Nintendo Switch’s USB-C port. But we suggest using the low-profile HomeSpot Bluetooth 5.0 adapter, which comes in different colors and fits both the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite. It’s easy to use and works with aptX codecs for high fidelity, low latency audio transmission. It can also stream to two headphones simultaneously if you’re into that.

The only thing that’s missing from the HomeSpot dongle is pass-through charging—a feature that lets you charge your Switch without removing the Bluetooth adapter. If you can’t live without pass-through charging, then Bionik BT dongle is a fantastic alternative to the HomeSpot. Just know that it only works with the full-sized Nintendo Switch, it only comes in one color, and it’s a little thicker than the HomeSpot dongle.

Add Bluetooth Audio to the Switch

HomeSpot Bluetooth 5.0 Audio Transmitter with USB C Connector Built-in Digital Mic aptX Low Latency for Nintendo Switch Lite Turquoise Accessories Compatible with AirPods PS4 Bose Sony and Headphones

HomeSpot sells its Bluetooth 5.0 audio dongle in a variety of color schemes. It's low-profile and works with the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite.

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