How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Your PS4

Introduce a new level of audio to your gaming.
Tayler Tayler (75)
5 minutes

With the myriad Bluetooth headphones available on the market, it's no wonder why they're so popular. They offer a convenient way to listen to music or audio without having to deal with cords, and they can be used with a variety of devices, including the PlayStation 4.

If you're looking to connect Bluetooth headphones to your PS4 and take advantage of the many ways you can optimize your audio, there are a few things you need to know. In this quick guide, we'll walk you through the necessary steps for how to connect your Bluetooth headphones to your PS4.

Before we get stated, there is one thing you need to know: the PS4 will only work with certain types of Bluetooth headphones.

Thankfully, there is a workaround. It does involve buying an extra piece of tech, but more on that in Step 1.

Let's get started.

RALAN PS4 Bluetooth Dongle Adapter ×1
Audio Cable Cord ×1

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Dongle bluetooth headphones

If you've tried and failed to connect your Bluetooth headphones to your PS4, your headphones probably aren't licensed to work with your console.

Bluetooth technology is designed to work with devices that are certified by Bluetooth SIG (the Bluetooth Special Interest Group). This ensures that products meet certain safety and performance standards.

The PS4 uses Bluetooth to communicate with wireless controllers, headsets, and other accessories, which doesn't level much room for connecting unlicensed headphones.

Now, time for the workaround.

How to connect unlicensed headphones to your PS4

Connecting your unlicensed headphones to your PS4 is simple with the help of a RALAN PS4 Bluetooth Dongle Adapter. Able to alter the way your unlincensed headphones communicates with your console, the adapter is a super easy way to connect any audio accessory. After buying the dongle, all you have to do is plug the USB into one of the USB ports on the front of your PS4. Then, plug the headphone jack into your controller and follow the instructions on the back of the package.

If you have licensed headphones, keep reading.

Bluetooth menu ps4

First thing is first: Make sure your Bluetooth headphones are charged, in range of your PS4, and in pair mode.

Pair mode will allow your PS4 to locate your headphones. If you're unsure of how to do this, go ahead and check the manual (or conduct a quick Google search specifying the brand of your headphones).

Once they're in pair mode, you're good to continue to the next steps below.

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Your PS4

  • Turn on your console and navigate to the home screen.
  • Scroll to the right until you reach Settings and press X.
  • Find Devices and press X.
  • In your Devices menu, select Bluetooth Devices.
  • Inside your Bluetooth Devices menu, select your headset (often specified by brand).
Troubleshooting
  • If your headphones won't pair: Try resetting either your headphones, your PS4, or both and repeat the steps above.
  • If your headphones still won't pair after resetting both devices: You can use an audio cable cord. Keep reading to learn how this cord can help you.
Headphones with audio cable

Depending on your headphone brand, you might already have an audio cable with a built-in microphone. If you don't, however, this Greatveal Audio Cable Cord is a solid option.

Once you have your cord, you're ready to get started.

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Your PS4

  • Connect the audio cable to your PS4 headphone jack and connect the other end to your headphones.
  • Turn on your console and navigate to the home screen.
  • Scroll to the right until you reach Settings and press X.
  • Find Devices and press X.
  • In your Devices menu, select Bluetooth Devices.
  • Inside your Bluetooth Devices menu, select your headset (often specified by brand). Selecting your headset from the list should activate it.
  • Once activated, go back to the Devices menu and enter your Audio Devices.
  • Select Output Device.
  • Select Headset Connect to Controller.
  • Select Output to Headphones.
  • Select All Audio.

Viola! You should be connected to your PS4.

Good as new has never been simpler.
Tayler Tayler (75)
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If you're giving your PS4 to someone else, the first thing you should do is reset it to factory settings.