How to connect AirPods to PS4?

Want to use the new AirPods on your old PS4? This is how

Updated: February 28, 2023 4:36 p.m

How to connect AirPods to PS4

How to connect AirPods to PS4? Before trying to figure out how to connect AirPods to PS4, you should first know if it is even possible to connect AirPods to PS4.

Well, technically the PlayStation 4 does not support Bluetooth audio. However, there is a workaround that allows you to connect AirPods to PS4 using a third-party Bluetooth adapter.

Wondering how it works? In this guide, we will share all the steps involved in connecting AirPods to PS4. So read on!

How to connect AirPods to PS4?

To connect AirPods to PS4, you first need a Bluetooth adapter that can be connected to your console via the headphone jack or USB and that supports audio. Once you’ve obtained a PS4 Bluetooth adapter and made sure your AirPods are charged, follow these steps to connect your AirPods:

Connect the Bluetooth adapter to your PS4 via USB or headphone jack.

Put the Bluetooth adapter into pairing mode by checking the pairing instructions. The lights on the Bluetooth adapter will start flashing when it is in pairing mode.

Open the AirPods case with the AirPods inside and press and hold the back button. Hold the button until the lights on the Bluetooth adapter stop flashing. This indicates that the AirPods are now paired with the adapter.

Go to Settings > Units > Audio devices to check if your PS4 audio can be played on AirPods.

IN Audio devices settings, enter Headphones connected to the controller as output unit. Then insert Output for headphones to All sound.

Now that you’re done, the audio from your PS4 will play on your AirPods. So go ahead and test it out!

Fortunately, unlike using AirPods on the PS5, the PS4 makes it a much easier process. Despite the PS5 being a better console overall, the PS4 still has the edge when it comes to openly using non-Sony technology.

We’re not sure why Sony has chosen to make it more difficult on the PS5, but it’s likely something they consider a security issue. However, we have a sneaking suspicion that it’s a not-so-subtle tactic to lure people into buying and using only their licensed peripherals.

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