How to connect Apple Airpods to Nintendo Switch via Bluetooth

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On the other hand, and if we go to the other side of the sidewalk, we could say the same of Apple products, which year after year amaze us with different products and models that make the impossible possible.

An example of this are the Airpods, which have become the first wireless headphones, thus improving the user experience and reducing the possibility of them breaking, since without the presence of cables, they are no longer so vulnerable.


Undoubtedly, both artifacts become the desire of many people; however, the compatibility in some of these products, although it may not seem like it, it is often complex.


Therefore, if you have both, we will teach you how to connect Apple Airpods to Nintendo Switch via Bluetooth, so on to be able to improve experience of game or you can listen to music or watch videos through your console with wireless headphones.

Is it possible to connect airpods with Nintendo Switch?

In first joke can't connect airpods to nintendo switch, because Switch does not accept Bluetooh connections for headphones or third parties, or their own. Because of this, at first glance it will be impossible to connect both devices.

However, there is a fairly simple alternative to allow these two devices to interact and connect to each other via a Bluetooh connection namely with the help of a Bluetooh adapter.

Which Bluetooth adapters to use to connect Airpods with Nintendo Switch?

The list of adapters is not that long because many they don't work well with the Nintendo Switch port and while others work, the latency of the sound is high, which causes the sound to reach the headphones much later, making the experience annoying.



In this case, two good adapters stand out to be able to connect the airpods to the Nintendo Switch. I am Twelve South Airfly Pro and Bluetooh Genki Adapter.

Airfly pro

Airfly Pro is a small dongle or device that you connect to other devices that do not have Bluetooh. It has a button at the top that will need to be held down for 10 seconds to enter pairing mode.

The flight is successfully paired when it starts blinking white and yellow interspersed. Likewise, you need to pair with the airpods.

Without removing the headphones from their case, you need to press the button located on the back so that enter pairing mode. This is completed successfully when the light on the headphone case flashes green.

Adattatore Bluetooth Genki

Without doubt the best alternatives for connect the airpods to the Switch. This device is a console adapter that provides you with Bluetooth and audio and will allow you to connect several wireless headphones.


The genki adapter offers very low latency, the which means the audio will play in parallel with the video or game running, without the annoying delay of several seconds that other adapters have.

The best thing is that it is not only compatible with airpods, but can also be matched to any type of wireless headset. Other than that, it doesn't have a battery of its own, so you don't run the risk of draining yourself while on the road.


This device is powered by the battery of the Nintendo Switch but the consumption is not excessive, so you can ensure long hours of play with your wireless headphones.

Using it is very simple. You must only connect the Genki adapter to the USB-C port of your Nintendo Switch, turn on your console and sync the adapter with the headphones.

How to use airpods with Nintendo Switch?

The procedure is very simple, depending on the adapter you have, you will have to do one action or the other but you have to connect both devices and that's it.


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