How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to PS4

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What to Know

  • PS4: Go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth Devices and select the headset to pair it.
  • Controller: Settings > Devices > Bluetooth Devices > headset. Devices > Audio Devices > Output Device > Headset Connected to Controller.
  • Via USB Adapter: Go to Settings > Devices > Audio Devices > Output Device > USB Headset > Output to Headphones > All Audio.

This article explains three ways to connect wireless Bluetooth headphones to a PS4, including directly to the PS4 or a PS4 controller using Bluetooth or via a USB adapter. The information applies to all PlayStation 4 models, including the PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim. Got AirPods? You can connect them to the PS4 too.

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. Here's how to connect wireless headphones directly to a PS4 via Bluetooth

  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 don't work, you may be able to connect using a workaround. You need an audio cable with a built-in microphone, which is included with most Bluetooth headsets. Follow these steps:

  1. Connect the headset and the PlayStation 4 controller with the audio cable and 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 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. Here's how:

  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.

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