It is a technological wonder that provides unparallel gaming experience with vivid life-like graphics. But as with any other electronic gadget, PS4 too isn’t flawless. A big question with this gaming console is that do Bluetooth headphones work on a ps4?
After its launch, Sony, the makers of the iconic Playstation, made an announcement that PS4 doesn’t have an A2DP. A2DP or Advance Audio Distribution Profile is what sends audio files from PS4 over to your Bluetooth devices wirelessly. They have justified this choice by mentioning the fact the audio heard over the Bluetooth headphones will have a 100-200 millisecond lag using A2DP.
PS4 allows certain branded Bluetooth devices to be remotely connected to its gaming console. You can check out your headset packages to know if you have one of these Bluetooth earphones. If you do, then just turn on the pairing mode of your Bluetooth headset and pair it with PS4 by navigating the following pathway.
PS4 Settings –Devices–Bluetooth Devices– “name of your headset”
And your headphones will be successfully added to the device.
But not all of us own the officially allowed earphones of very few licensed brands. Thankfully, there are several ways to bypass this issue. You can follow the one which you find to be the most convenient. Here are 3 different ways to connect any Bluetooth audio device with PS4:
As Sony, the manufacturing brand of Playstation withdraws support from most of the Bluetooth devices for PS4; a linking tool is required to establish the connection. For this, you will require an audio cable with a built-in microphone. Most headphones already have it but in case yours don’t, you need to arrange one. Detailed procedure is given below:
Hopefully, this will solve the problem for you but even if it doesn’t then don’t be sad or panic-stricken. We have a couple more tricks down the sleeve which we will discuss now.
This is one of the simplest ways to connect a Bluetooth headset to a PS4. Find a good quality USB adapter and voila! You are ready to go.
Now try and see if you are hearing the audio in your game. In case you are still unable to do so, follow the following procedures.
With this method, you need a Bluetooth Adapter Dongle and a wireless microphone to use as the Bluetooth signal receiver. The dongle is plugged into the PS4 while the microphone is connected to the gaming controllers. Once connected, it is just a matter of pairing the Bluetooth earphones with the dongle. Here is the detailed instruction:
So, the answer to “Do Bluetooth headphones work on a ps4” is yes and these are the 3 ways in which you can add any Bluetooth device to your PS4. Let us know which one you find the most convenient.