How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to PS4

Many gamers use Bluetooth headphones with their PS4 to get a truly wireless gaming experience.

It is relatively simple to set up your new headphones, but the process can be confusing for those who have never done it before.

This post will walk you through the steps to connect Bluetooth headphones to a PS4 console.

Before we proceed, we must inform you that most Bluetooth headphones will not connect to PS4. This is because PS4 uses a particular type of Bluetooth for audio, and most headphones are not compatible with it. 

We will begin by showing you 2 ways to connect non-compatible Bluetooth headphones to PlayStation 4, then how to connect compatible headphones. We will also do a short review of the Bluetooth headphones that are compatible with PS4.

How to Connect Incompatible Bluetooth Headphones to PS4

Follow these steps to link your headphones with the PS4 if you have a non-compatible PS4 headphone.

Option 1 – How to Connect Unsupported Bluetooth Headphones to PS4 via Dongle

The first option is to use a Bluetooth dongle. This will help you pair your non-compatible headphones with your gaming console. It is a simple process that only takes a few minutes.

The first step in this process is to get your hands on a Bluetooth dongle for PS4.

Now that you have your dongle, connect it to the USB port of the PS4. A pop-up will prompt you to pair – press okay here and wait for the light on the Bluetooth device to start flashing.

Get your non-compatible headphones ready and turn them on in pairing mode (you can usually do this by pushing and holding down the multi-function button on your headphone, making them discoverable for pairing).

Connect the 3.5mm Bluetooth adapter jack or dongle to your PS4 controller.

Now back to the console, click on “Settings”, then “Devices.”

Click “Audio Devices”, then “Input Device” and enter “Headset connected to controller.”
Go back and find “Output Device” and select the “USB headphones” option.

You’re all set!

Option 2 – How to Connect Unsupported Bluetooth Headphones via Remote Play App

The second option is to use the Remote Play app. This is another easy process that makes your headphones compatible with PS4 even if they are not compatible by default.

The first step in this process is to get a second Play Station-compatible device that you can use as a controller for the console, such as many smartphones and tablets. We will use an Android phone for this example.

The next step is to download and install the Remote Play app on your phone. You can find this in your device applications store.

You will need a PSN (PlayStation Network) account registered with the device you are using, which most people already have if they regularly play games. If you don’t have one, register on the PlayStation website.

Go to ‘Settings’ on your PS4 and then to ‘Enable Remote Play.’ Check the ‘Enable Remote Play’ option on your PS4 to enable the feature.

After that, select ‘Add Device’ and then ‘Code.’ There will be an 8-digit code on the screen.

Open the PS4 Remote Play app on your phone and enter the 8-digit code to register your device.

You are now connected! You’ll use your phone as a controller, and you’ll be able to communicate via the mic on your phone.

How to connect a Compatible PlayStation Wireless Headset to PS4

If you have any compatible Bluetooth headphones for PS4 (see our recommended products below), follow these steps to connect them to your PlayStation console.

Turn on your PlayStation console. Press the home button to leave game mode and return to your main PS menu, then press “Settings” and click on the tab that says “Devices.” From here, select Bluetooth Devices and switch it to “on.”

Now go ahead and turn on your Bluetooth headset. Your PS4 should find your headphone and it will appear on your list of Bluetooth devices. Select your device and click “OK” to pair them with your console.

PlayStation 4 Compatible Headsets

PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset


This is an official PlayStation headset that connects easily to your PS console with Bluetooth. It’s compatible with all PlayStation consoles (including the newest PlayStation Pro).

This is an official Sony product, so you know it will deliver excellent sound quality.

You can also plug these headsets directly into the dongle that comes with the controller if you don’t have a headphone jack.

For its price, it’s one of the best headsets around for PlayStation users that want to go wireless.

Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset

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The Turtle Beach Stealth is an excellent wireless surround sound headset for your PS console and delivers a rich, high-quality audio experience. It is one of the best wireless headsets for gaming at this price point.

You can connect it to your PS console via Bluetooth easily and quickly, so you won’t have any interruptions when playing games. It’s easy to charge with its USB charging cable, which is included in the purchase.

With superior sound quality, a comfortable design that you can wear for hours at a stretch, and the ability to connect it wirelessly, this is an excellent headset for your gaming needs.

It has a direct wireless connection, speaker frequency response: 20 hertz to 20 kilohertz; transmitter frequency response: 2.4 gigahertz; speaker size: 50 millimeters with Neodymium Magnets.

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How to Choose the Best Headphones for PS4

If you’re looking for the best headphones or headsets to buy that are compatible with PlayStation, here are a few things to keep in mind.

You need to pick a headphone that can connect wirelessly via Bluetooth. If you want wired headphones for ps, be sure it comes with the necessary cable required for Ps consoles.

It must have a high-quality sound output so that you can enjoy your game without any interruptions or problems. The best wireless gaming headsets have a frequency response range of 20 hertz to 20 kilohertz. This is the standard for most headphones and speakers, though some may go slightly beyond that range – especially in the bass frequencies.

For your microphone, you should pick one with noise cancellation features to deliver clear sound output without any background noises or static.


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Jude is a music and headphone lover. He has tested and reviewed several audio listening devices and enjoys writing helpful tips and information for readers like you.