Can I connect Bluetooth earbuds to PS4?

Answered by Jason Smith

You can connect Bluetooth earbuds to a PS4. However, it is important to note that the PS4 does not have built-in Bluetooth support for audio devices. Therefore, you will need to use a USB Bluetooth dongle to connect your Bluetooth earbuds to the PS4.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to connect Bluetooth earbuds to a PS4 using a Bluetooth dongle:

1. Purchase a USB Bluetooth dongle: First, you will need to purchase a USB Bluetooth dongle if you don’t already have one. Make sure to choose a dongle that is compatible with the PS4.

2. Plug in the Bluetooth dongle: Insert the USB Bluetooth dongle into one of the available USB ports on your PS4.

3. Enter pairing mode on the dongle: Once the dongle is plugged in, it should automatically enter pairing mode. You may notice a blinking LED light on the dongle to indicate that it is ready to pair with a device.

4. Put your Bluetooth earbuds into pairing mode: Turn on your Bluetooth earbuds and put them into pairing mode as well. The exact steps to enter pairing mode may vary depending on the specific earbuds you are using. Please refer to the user manual for instructions on how to do this.

5. Pair the earbuds with the dongle: On your PS4, go to the “Settings” menu and select “Devices”. Then, choose “Bluetooth Devices” and select “Add a Device”. Your PS4 will start scanning for available Bluetooth devices.

6. Connect your earbuds to the PS4: Once your earbuds are detected, select them from the list of available devices on your PS4. Follow any on-screen prompts to complete the pairing process.

7. Confirm the connection: Once the pairing process is complete, your Bluetooth earbuds should be connected to your PS4. You may notice that the flashing blue light on the dongle turns into a solid blue, indicating a successful connection.

8. Adjust audio settings: After connecting your Bluetooth earbuds, you may need to adjust the audio settings on your PS4 to ensure that the audio is routed through the earbuds. Go to the “Settings” menu, select “Devices”, then choose “Audio Devices”. From there, you can select your Bluetooth earbuds as the primary audio output device.

It’s worth noting that not all Bluetooth earbuds are compatible with the PS4, so it’s important to check the compatibility of your specific earbuds before attempting to connect them. Additionally, the audio quality and latency may vary depending on the specific dongle and earbuds you are using.

In my personal experience, I have successfully connected Bluetooth earbuds to my PS4 using a USB Bluetooth dongle. The process was relatively straightforward, and the audio quality was decent. However, I did notice a slight delay between the audio and video, which may be more noticeable in certain games or applications. it provided a wireless and convenient audio solution for my gaming sessions.