Connecting Bluetooth headphones to your PS4 isn’t complicated, but it can be daunting if you’ve never done it before and don’t know what you’re doing. This article will help you leap how to connect Bluetooth headphones to PS4 Bluetooth in no time, so you can enjoy games without bothering anyone else in the room with loud noises!
Why Are Bluetooth Audio Devices Are Not Supported By The PS4?
If you own a decent pair of Bluetooth headphones, you probably want to use them on your PS4. However, these wireless headphones don’t work with some consoles for a few reasons. First, it is essential to note that many gaming consoles do not support Bluetooth audio devices. It makes sense—laptops and mobile phones often have built-in Bluetooth adapters for easy connectivity with wireless devices. But adding a full-size dongle to your console seems counterintuitive when Wi-Fi is built into most modern TVs anyway. Also, some gamers find having one more wire connecting their controllers to their consoles or PCs can get annoying during long play sessions or cutscenes in games that have them.
Do You Need Gaming Headphones?
When shopping for new headphones, it’s a fair question to ask yourself: Do I need gaming headphones? The answer depends on your preferences and needs. There are some excellent reasons to get gaming-specific cans, even if you’re just gaming casually, but it’s also possible to get very high-quality sound from a great pair of over-ear or in-ear headphones that aren’t technically gaming headsets. It won’t be hard to find a fantastic pair if you know what you want out of your headphones and have a budget in mind.
Method 1 – Connecting Wired Unsupported Bluetooth Headphones to PS4
Before connecting your wireless headphones to your PlayStation 4, ensure that both devices are switched on and within range of each other. Once these two conditions have been met, you’ll be able to connect them without too much trouble. These instructions will assume that you are using a wired headset with no built-in microphone; if your headset also has a microphone (either inbuilt or as an additional purchase), there is an extra step involved. With both headsets turned on, power up your PlayStation 4 console. Hold down its home button until you hear three consecutive beeps—this indicates that you should release it immediately. The first light bar on your controller should now be glowing white—the color for audio mode.
Method 2 – Using wireless incompatible headphones with a PS4 through Bluetooth
On your headphones, look for a wireless or multi-device icon. This may be listed as multi-use or multi-pairing. Press and hold on to the button until it begins to flash blue. Now go back to your PS4 controller and access Settings > Devices > Audio Devices > Output Device – Wireless Stereo Headset – Single Audio Source – Wireless Stereo Headset – Connect via Multipairing. The Wireless Stereo headset will appear at the bottom of your list of devices, and you should now hear sound from both your TV and headset! You can now adjust volume levels through settings within your console, just like you would with any other device.
Method 3 – Using Sony’s PS4 Remote Play With unsupported Bluetooth headphones
Although Sony doesn’t officially support connecting third-party wireless headphones to your PlayStation 4, it is possible. However, if you own an unsupported pair of Bluetooth headphones (with no microphone), you can use them for Remote Play without issue. If you own a set of wireless headphones with a built-in microphone, however, you’ll have to connect an extra device called a Y cable in order to use them with your PS4. This way, once they’re connected via cable, they function exactly like any other supported headset would while playing games remotely on your PlayStation Vita or PlayStation TV console. Note: You must have at least version 3.00 of firmware on your PlayStation 4 before being able to do any of these things.