Can You Connect AirPods to PS4? Yes Follow These Easy Steps

Can You Connect AirPods to PS4

Connecting your Apple AirPods to your PS4 is convenient for your gaming experience. However, PS4 does not have in-built features to connect to wireless audio. Therefore, syncing the Apple Airpods with the PS4 console can be challenging.

However, you could always go around the problem using third-party technology.

Key Takeaways

The following article helps you connect your Airpods to PS4. 

Can You Connect AirPods Pro to PS4?

Traditionally, the PS4 console can not connect to Bluetooth audio devices. This necessitates using third-party technology to connect the console to Bluetooth devices such as the AirPods. You can use a Bluetooth receiver or a USB dongle to connect your PS4 console to Apple AirPods. 

The following are the steps to follow:

  1. Plug in the dongle or the receiver into the PS4. The dongle could have a light, indicating it is on
  2. Press the sync button if it has one
  3. Open the case containing the AirPods
  4. Press the button at the back of the AirPod case to sync with the dongle
  5. Check if the lighting on the dongle changes to indicate they are connected

After pairing the AirPods to the Bluetooth dongle, go to the PS4 console and do the following:

  1. Go to Input Device
  2. Tap on Headset Connected to Controller
  3. On the output device, select USB Headphones
  4. Select All Audio on output to headphones

Can You Connect AirPods Pro to PS4?

Now you are set to use Apple AirPods with your PS4.

How to Connect AirPods to PS4 Without a Dongle?

What if you do not have a dongle? Is there any other way to connect Apple AirPods with your PS4? The answer is yes.

A Bluetooth USB dongle is the commonly used third-party technology to connect AirPod with a PS4. However, there are other third-party devices that you could use, including a Bluetooth transmitter or a Remote Play App.

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To connect using a Bluetooth transmitter, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure your TV has a 3.5mm jack port for headphones
  2. Connect the Bluetooth transmitter to the TV using the headphone jack port
  3. Connect your TV to the PS4 using an HDMI cable
  4. Put the transmitter in pairing mode by following the manufacturer’s instructions
  5. Put the AirPods in pairing mode by long-pressing the sync button until they pair automatically
  6. Your AirPods are now connected to the PS4 using the TV

An alternative method is to use the Remote Play App. You can find the app on iPhones and Android phones. The app allows you to connect to the PS4 using Wi-Fi.

Follow the following steps to connect AirPods to PS4 using the Remote Play App:

  1. Log in to your PS4 account
  2. Download Remote Play from Play Store on your android device or App Store on your iPhone
  3. Install the app and accept all the terms and conditions
  4. Go to the Playstation Network account
  5. Enter your credentials to log in
  6. The app will look for your PS4. Wait until a connection is established
  7. Go to Settings on your phone > Bluetooth Settings > Share > Playstation
  8. You will see your controller on the devices list. Select it to establish a connection
  9. Now connect your AirPods to your android or iOS device
  10. You are now set to use our AirPods with your PS4 
  11. Go to PS Remote Play and play the game of your choice

The app is likely to work with iPhones using iOS 13 and higher. The android version has to be 5.0 or newer. 

Can You Connect AirPods to PS4 for a Mic?

You cannot use AirPods as a MIC for your PS4. There is a MIC in your AirPods. However, sending audio from your AirPods to the PS4 console is impossible.

Can You Connect AirPods to PS4 for a Mic?

There is only one-way communication between AirPods and PS4: from the console to your AirPods. 

Chatting with other players will require headphones explicitly made for the PS4 console.

Can You Connect AirPods to PS5?

You can connect AirPods to your PS5 following the steps described above for PS4. 

Here is a quick recap:

  1. Take a Bluetooth adaptor and plug in the USB port or headphone jack
  2. Set the Bluetooth adaptor in pairing mode
  3. Put the AirPods in pairing mode by opening the case and pressing the sync button
  4. Hold until a connection is established
  5. Now, go to Settings > Devices > Audio Devices

Can You Connect AirPods to PS5?

  1. Ensure the Output Device is set: Headphones Connected to the Controller.
  2. Switch Output to Headphones to All Audio.

However, you cannot use the AirPods to connect as a mic for your console. You will need specially designed headphones to chat with players on your PS5. 

How to Connect AirPods to PS4 With a Charger?

You can connect your AirPods to the PS4 while your AirPods still charge.

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Take a Bluetooth adaptor and plug in the USB or headphone jack port.
  2. Put the Bluetooth adaptor in pairing mode.
  3. Put the AirPods in pairing mode But Do Not Remove them from the case.
  4. Hold until a connection is established.
  5. Now, go to Settings > Devices > Audio Devices.
  6. Ensure the Output Device is set: Headphones Connected to Controller.
  7. Switch Output to Headphones to All Audio.

How to Connect AirPods to PS4 With a USB?

Connecting your AirPods and your PS4 console through the USB port is possible. What you need is a Bluetooth adaptor. You will plug the Bluetooth adaptor into the USB port on your console and establish a connection.

Follow the following step to connect AirPods to PS4 using a USB:

  1. Plug the Bluetooth adaptor into the console’s USB port.
  2. Put the Bluetooth adaptor in pairing mode.
  3. Put the AirPods in pairing mode.
  4. Hold until a connection is established.
  5. Now, go to Settings > Devices > Audio Devices.
  6. Ensure the Output Device is set: Headphones Connected to Controller.
  7. Switch Output to Headphones to All Audio.

Conclusion

You now know how to connect AirPods to your PS4 console. You also know what you can and cannot do with your AirPods connected to the PS4.

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