Samsung is finally fixing the most frustrating Nintendo Switch issue. For myself and many, many others, we’ve been faced with not being able to have our Nintendo Switch connected to our TV.
The Nintendo Switch’s biggest selling point is the ability to have it connected to your TV easily by placing it in your dock, but not for Samsung TV owners. For owners of newer models, Samsung has an automatic HDMI switching feature (seperate to HDMI-CEC) which works seamlessly with most devices but not the Nintendo Switch. Every time you’re playing your PS4 or watching TV and the Nintendo Switch will automatically switch over regardless of whether it’s in sleep mode or not. I’m talking once every two minutes.
This is probably due to the fact that the Switch Dock is always checking to see if the Switch is docked and once it’s recognised then sends a signal to your TV.
Well, Samsung has finally responded to pages and pages of complaints on their customer forum and said that they’re planning to fix the issue with software update in the Winter.
It’s unclear whether Samsung will provide the option to turn this on/off or just remove the feature entirely, and it’s not clear if they’re 100% sure which model this effects and if the software update will roll out simultaneously to all of them, but it’s glad to hear that they’ve acknowledged the issue and are going to provide a fix.
The full statement is below:
“will be issuing a Firmware update early this summer that will address this behavior and provide the level of convenience that was intended.”