How to connect Bluetooth headphones to a PS5
13.02.2024 - 14:09
While the PS5 does indeed have Bluetooth built-in, there is little native support for headphones or other audio products; Bluetooth on the PS5 has been included primarily for connecting wireless keyboards and mice, as well as approved Sony products. Don’t fret, though: there is a way to connect your headset to your game console, and it’s relatively easy—assuming you’re willing to buy a Bluetooth transmitter.
Once you have the Bluetooth transmitter, you’re a few easy steps away from connecting Bluetooth headphones to your PS5. Read on as we describe the pairing process in detail.
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Grab a Bluetooth adapter for your PS5
The first step in getting your Bluetooth headphones to pair with your PS5 is to pick up a USB-A or USB-C Bluetooth Audio Transmitter. These small devices can be inserted into one of your PS5’s USB ports and be used to connect to external Bluetooth audio devices.
We recommend picking up a USB-A Bluetooth transmitter as the PS5 offers three USB-A ports and only a single USB-C port; it is best to leave the USB-C port free for devices that would take better advantage of the high speed, powered connection, such as an external Solid State Drive (SSD) for storing games once your internal storage has been maxed.
Nearly any Bluetooth USB transmitter will work with your PS5, but if you would like a specific recommendation, this reliable option from Avantree will work perfectly; it supports Bluetooth 4.1, which won’t be a problem for Bluetooth audio headsets.
Plug your Bluetooth adapter into your PS5
Begin by plugging your Bluetooth USB-A or USB-C transmitter into your PS5. If you went with a USB-A type transmitter, you can plug it into either the PS5’s front-facing Hi-Speed USB-A port or one of its rear-facing Super-speed (10 Gbps) USB-A ports. If you selected a USB-C type transmitter, you will need to use the sole USB Type-C port on the front of the device. Once inserted into your PS5, you can begin the pairing process with your Bluetooth headphones.
Connect your Bluetooth headphones to your PS5
Once your Bluetooth transmitter is inserted into your PS5, there are no additional set up processes required to complete on the PlayStation; it will automatically recognize the Bluetooth transmitter and prepare it for the system. When you are ready to pair your Bluetooth headphones with the PS5, follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Turn on your Bluetooth headphones, then place them into pairing mode following your manufacturer’s instructions — you