Do Bluetooth Headphones Work on a PS4

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Do Bluetooth headphones work on a ps4?


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 DevicesBluetooth 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:

  1. Connect using an audio cable:

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:

  • First, you have to connect your Bluetooth headsets with your PS4 using the audio cable.
  • Then turn on your headphones.
  • Navigate through PS4 Settings to find the option called Devices.
  • From the Devices menu, select Bluetooth Devices.
  • Select the name of the connected earphones.
  • Then go back to Devices and this time select the option called Audio Devices.
  • Press on the Output Devices option and select the earphone connected to the controller.
  • Tune the volume using the Volume Control button.
  • Choose the Output to Headphones option and then click on All Audio

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.


  1. Use a USB adapter:

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.

  • Connect the USB adapter to the dedicated USB slots of PS4.
  • Switch on the Bluetooth audio device.
  • Open the Settings menu in PS4 and click on Devices.
  • Then choose Audio Devices from the subsequent options.
  • Now first click on “Output Device” and next on USB Headset.
  • Adjust the volume either by increasing or decreasing the volume panel after clicking on the “Volume Control” button.
  • Finally, select the “Output to Headphones” option and click on “All Audio”.


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.


  1. Using a Dongle:

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:

  • Insert the dongle to the USB port of PS4
  • Wait till it starts rapidly flashing a blue light, which denotes that the pairing mode is ON.
  • Switch on your Bluetooth headset and put it in the pairing mode as well.
  • The flashing light would stop and a fixed blue light on the dongle will indicate that the pairing has been successful.
  • Now connect the microphone to the gaming controller’s distinct port.
  • The PS4 will display a confirmation of this connection.
  • Your Bluetooth headphones are now connected to the console and you can start playing.
  • The attached microphone will detect your voice and allow you to talk to your friends while you play.


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.



Hi, I'm Red, the Chief Editor of Red Diamond Audio.