With the ever-growing popularity of wireless headphones, many PlayStation 4 (PS4) users are eager to use their Bluetooth headphones for a fully immersive gaming experience. Although PS4 is not natively designed to support Bluetooth headphones, there is a workaround to pair your Bluetooth audio device with your gaming console. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to connect your Bluetooth headphones to your PS4.
Before proceeding, make sure you have:
- A PS4 console
- Bluetooth headphones
- A USB Bluetooth adapter/dongle (Optional: Some PS4 users found better success with a dedicated Audio to USB converter for an improved experience.)
Steps for Connecting Bluetooth Headphones to Your PS4
Step 1: Prepare Your Bluetooth Headphones
Ensure that your Bluetooth headphones are fully charged and set to pairing mode. Refer to your headphones’ user manual for exact instructions on how to enable pairing mode, as the process may vary from one model to another.
Step 2: Attach the USB Bluetooth Adapter to Your PS4
In case your Bluetooth headphones are not supported directly by the PS4 or you’re experiencing audio latency issues, plug the USB Bluetooth adapter into one of your PS4’s USB ports. This should help you connect your headphones without any issues.
Step 3: Navigate to PS4 Settings
Using your PS4 controller, go to the home screen and navigate to the top menu to access the “Settings” icon (it looks like a toolbox).
Step 4: Select Devices
In the “Settings” menu, scroll down and select “Devices.”
Step 5: Access Bluetooth Devices
Within the “Devices” menu, choose “Bluetooth Devices.” Your PS4 will now automatically search for any nearby Bluetooth devices.
Step 6: Pair Your Bluetooth Headphones
Locate your headphones’ name in the list of available Bluetooth devices and select it with the X button on your PS4 controller to begin the pairing process. Once paired successfully, a message will appear stating that your headphones have been connected.
Step 7: Configure Audio Output (Optional)
If you need to adjust the audio output settings, do the following:
- Head back to the “Settings” menu and select “Sound and Screen.”
- Select “Audio Output Settings” and then “Output to Headphones.”
- Choose “All Audio” to ensure that both game audio and chat audio are transmitted to your headphones.
Now, your Bluetooth headphones should be successfully connected to your PS4. Enjoy your gaming experience with seamless, wireless audio!
Note: Some Bluetooth headphones may experience audio latency or connectivity issues when paired with a PS4. In such cases, it is recommended to use a wired headphone connection or official PlayStation wireless headsets for optimal performance.