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Nintendo allows Bluetooth audio; PS5 expands storage capability

Sep 18, 2021, 10:34 AM
Heloise Diamante

Heloise Diamante

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The biggest shock came from Nintendo for now allowing Bluetooth audio to connect to the Switch console, four years after the console first went on sale.

Earlier this week, Sony and Nintendo released system software updates that had the community collectively saying, “finally.”

PlayStation 5 now supports storage expansion, while Switch has allowed Bluetooth audio.

The biggest shock came from Nintendo for now allowing Bluetooth audio to connect to the Switch console, four years after the console first went on sale.

Bluetooth 4.1 has been a part of the Switch since its inception, but before the recent update, it has only been exclusively used to connect the Joy-Con.

Then users had a hard time using headsets on Nintendo Switch’s docked mode. Their options included a third-party USB dongle or to running an extension cord.

The company insisted that if they allow Bluetooth audio, there would be “signal interference” that could affect gameplay.

On September 15, Nintendo released the 13.0 system firmware update for the Switch and as expected, it came with several limitations.

For one, the update only supports up to two wireless controllers (including the Joy-Cons), Bluetooth audio will also be disconnected during local communication, and Bluetooth microphones cannot be used.

On the other hand, Sony surprisingly allowed the installation of non-proprietary M.2 SSD storage expansion.

“Starting tomorrow, PS5 players around the globe can expand their storage capacity with an M.2 SSD, a type of high-speed solid-state drive that can be installed in the PS5 console or PS5 Digital Edition console,” the official announcement reads.

But before anyone should open up their PS5 console, Sony requires its players to use a specific SSD with a cooling structure and one that meets their size requirements.

While PlayStation has always supported storage expansion such as external hard drives or SSD via USB, it is a welcome update given the PS5 internal 667 GB available space.

Aside from the new expansion options, new

updates for the PS5 includes 3D audio capabilities for built-in TV speakers and new UX features.

Tags: #videogames, #computerhardware, #storage, #Bluetooth, #Sony, #Nintendo


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