If you’re a fan of AirPods and want to utilize them while playing PS4 or PS5 games, there’s a little workaround and one limitation you should be aware of.
You’ll need to use a Bluetooth adaptor to connect your headphones to your console, and while you’ll be able to hear everything that’s going on in the game, you won’t be able to communicate with other players.
What you’ll need to connect AirPods to a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5
The PS4 and PS5 don’t have built-in Bluetooth; you’ll need an adaptor to connect your AirPods.
You’ll need a Bluetooth adaptor, which you may connect to your console via USB or the headphone socket.
How to connect AirPods to a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5
- Connect your PS4 or PS5 to your Bluetooth adaptor. Make sure it’s in pairing mode.
- Press and hold the sync button while opening your AirPods case (with the AirPods still inside). Hold the button down until the Bluetooth adaptor says it has been successfully associated.
A quick tip: Before connecting your AirPods to your PS4, make sure they’re fully charged. This also applies to Bluetooth adaptors that are powered by batteries.
- Go to Settings, then Devices, then Audio Devices on your PS4 or PS5.
- Modify the Output Device to suit your needs (like Headphones Connected to Controller). Change Headphones to All Audio in the Output menu.
A quick tip: You may use the techniques in this section to connect any Bluetooth headphones to your PS4, not just AirPods.
Can you use Airpods to chat with other players?
No, is the quick response. The Bluetooth adaptor will only carry the audio from your console to your headphones, even though AirPods feature a built-in microphone.
If you wish to use headphones to communicate with other players, you’ll need a set designed for the PS4 or PS5.