Skip to Content

How to Connect Samsung Buds with Nintendo Switch

How to Connect Samsung Buds with Nintendo Switch

The latest update of the Nintendo Switch firmware has been a blessing to Samsung earphone users. The update has essentially increased the compatibility of the Switch device to include pairing with Samsung Buds as a form of earphones to be used while in play.

And If you want the most immersive gaming experience you possibly can on your Nintendo Switch then chances are you want to use some form of earphones. Most Samsung users nowadays have extremely powerful and durable Samsung Buds that make listening to music and playing games an absolute treat.

So if you’re wondering how you can connect your Samsung Buds with your Nintendo Switch then don’t worry. We will be discussing just that throughout this article and we will be detailing all the steps you need to follow.

You can connect your Samsung Buds to your Nintendo Switch by following these steps:

  • Make sure you update your console with firmware version v13.0.0
  • Put your Samsung Buds on pairing mode
  • Put your Nintendo Switch on pairing mode
  • Select Pair device in the console’s menu

And voila, you’re all paired up and ready to use the Samsung Buds to play your Nintendo Switch games. This latest firmware update has been an absolute god-sent because it has truly allowed the landscape of Nintendo gaming to expand.

Related: Why Are My Samsung Buds Not Working With my iPhone?

How to connect Samsung Buds with Nintendo Switch?

If you still need more details then don’t worry we’ve got you covered in that department. We’ll be going over each step we mentioned earlier. Throughout this section, we will give you an expansive look at the steps you can take to ensure a secure, successful, connection between your Samsung Buds and your Nintendo Switch.

Update your Nintendo Switch firmware

It seems like something incredibly obvious, but trust us when we say that it’s often the first part that most people overlook. The truth is that to begin using earphones such as those from Samsung with your Nintendo Switch, you will first have to update your console to the specified firmware.

You see before firmware v13.0.0 the Nintendo Switch did not have the functionality to pair with devices such as the Samsung Buds. Instead, you had to use either the designated speakers of the switch itself or other listed headsets available from Nintendo themselves.

However, once you’ve downloaded and installed the latest firmware you will be able to begin connecting other devices, such as the Samsung Buds, to your Nintendo Switch.

How to update your firmware?

  • Go to the HOME menu
  • Select System Settings
  • Navigate to System Section
  • Set Auto-Update Software to ON
  • This will initiate downloading and installation of new software
  • Make sure your system is connected to the Internet

And there we have it, you will now have the latest and greatest firmware installed and available on your device. So you can begin pairing your Nintendo Switch with your Samsung Buds.

Related: Is Samsung Buds Wireless Charging Worth it? Explained

Set your Samsung Buds to pairing mode

Before you can begin your adventure in connecting your Samsung Buds to your Nintendo Switch, you will need to place them in pairing mode. However, we will at this point give you a word of caution. If your Samsung Buds are already connected to your phone. Then please make sure you disconnect them before you begin pairing them again.

Once you know your Samsung Buds are outside of paired mode from your phone or other such devices then you start to initiate their central pairing system. To do this all you have to do is follow these steps:

  • Place the earbuds in their corresponding slots in the case
  • Close the case and then open the case
  • At this point the ear buds will enter connecting mode

We recommend waiting for anywhere between 5 to 10 seconds when you close and reopen the charging case for your Samsung Buds. Once the pairing process has begun, and you will know it has when the light on the charging case begins to blink, then you can begin connecting to your Nintendo Switch.

Set your Nintendo Switch to pairing mode

You not only need to set your Samsung Buds to pairing mode, but you should also place your Nintendo Switch to pairing mode as well. This is a simple process, especially after the latest firmware update, however, we recommend you follow a guide to make it easier to execute.

In order to set your Nintendo Switch to pairing mode simply follow the steps mentioned here:

  • Go to the Home menu on your Nintendo Switch
  • Navigate to the System Settings menu
  • Press A when you reach that menu option
  • Scroll through the left hand side menu option
  • Until you reach the Bluetooth Audio option
  • Once you press A the Add Device option should appear
  • Press A again to ensure your system is now actively searching to be paired to a device

Make sure that your Nintendo Switch Console and the Samsung Buds are in their pairing mode simultaneously to ensure that a secure connection between them is formulated.

Your Samsung Buds should appear as an option when you press Add Device and all you need to do from there on is click confirm and the pairing will begin automatically.

Related: How to Clean Your Nintendo Switch Pro Controller


Although through Bluetooth connection Samsung Buds can absolutely connect to your Nintendo Switch, there are several issues that exist with the service.

The simple matter is that Bluetooth is largely unreliable as a form of connection, and some devices can have difficulty pairing up, or might experience constantly being unpaired.

This is an issue that can’t be fixed simply through additional technology but is rather the nature of the Bluetooth tech in itself. We thus ask that you use caution whilst using the service in tangent with your Nintendo Switch, especially in public spaces.

This is how you can connect your Samsung Buds to your Nintendo Switch. If you have any further questions or queries then please let us know in the comment section.

The Samsung Buds and the Nintendo Switch are both remarkable pieces of tech and we’re so excited to see companies utilize systems that let us connect their devices in this fashion. Till next time! Ciao.