When Nintendo launched the Switch Lite back in July this year, many fans were hoping that it would have some workaround to connect it to the TV without the dock. It’s now been confirmed that no such workaround exists for the handheld console.
Confirmation of the feature, or lack thereof, was posted on YouTube by Spawn Wave, a relatively popular gamer and product reviewer. In the video, the host breaks down the build of the Switch Lite and examines all its parts. Including the analog sticks, which he points out are identical to the one used in the original Switch model.
Where the host breaks the bad news comes around the 16:03 timestamp. It’s at this point in time, he explains that the Switch Lite’s logic board doesn’t have the “hardware that is needed”. Specifically, a semiconductor that is required to interpret the video output from the console to the TV.
So, there you have it folks. For those of you still hoping that your Nintendo Switch Lite can still pull off the same move as the original Switch, we hope this bit of news gives you closure over the matter.