How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to PS4

Immerse yourself in the action with wireless headphones

It's possible to play PS4 games on your TV while using wireless headphones. Whether you are a late-night gamer who doesn't want to wake the rest of the house, or you want to be as immersed in the action as you can possibly be, here's how to connect Bluetooth headphones to a PS4.

Instructions in this article apply to all PlayStation 4 models, including the PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim.

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to PS4

Sony doesn't have an official list of supported Bluetooth devices. However, most wireless headphones and headsets should work with the PS4. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn on the Bluetooth headset and set it to pair mode. If you're unsure how to do this, check the manual that came with it.

  2. Select Settings at the top of the PS4 home menu.

    Select Settings at the top of the PS4 home menu.
  3. Select Devices.

    Select Devices.
  4. Select Bluetooth Devices.

    Select Bluetooth Devices.
  5. Select your compatible headset from the list to pair it with the PS4.

    Select your compatible headset from the list to pair it with the PS4.

    If the headset doesn't appear, reset the headset or the console.

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to a PS4 Controller

If the above steps do not work, it may be possible to connect it using a workaround. You'll need an audio cable with a built-in microphone, which is included with most Bluetooth headsets.

  1. Connect the headset and the PlayStation 4 controller with the audio cable, then turn on the headset.

  2. Select Settings at the top of the PS4 home menu.

    Select Settings at the top of the PS4 home menu.
  3. Select Devices.

    Select Devices.
  4. Select Bluetooth Devices.

    Select Bluetooth Devices.
  5. Select your headset from the list to activate it.

  6. After you activate the headset, go to the Devices menu, and then select Audio Devices.

    Select Audio Devices.
  7. Select Output Device.

    Select Output Device.
  8. Select Headset Connected to Controller.

    Select Volume Control (Headphones) to adjust the volume.

  9. Select Output to Headphones and choose All Audio.

Use a USB Adapter to Connect Your Headset to Your PS4

If you don't have an audio cable, and you can't connect using the PS4's built-in Bluetooth capabilities, another option is to use a USB Bluetooth adapter.

  1. Insert the Bluetooth adapter into an available USB port on the PS4.

  2. Select Settings at the top of the PS4 home menu.

    Select Settings at the top of the PS4 home menu.
  3. Select Devices.

    Select Devices.
  4. Select Audio Devices.

    Select Audio Devices.
  5. Select Output Device.

    Select Output Device.
  6. Select USB Headset.

    Select Volume Control (Headphones) to adjust the volume.

  7. Select Output to Headphones and choose All Audio.