If you like AirPods and want to use them while playing on PS4 or PS5, you can do so via a little workaround and a warning.
You will need to connect the headphones to your console via a Bluetooth adapter, and while you will be able to hear everything that happens in the game, you will not be able to chat with other players.
Here’s what you need to know:
What you need to connect AirPods to PS4 or PS5
Since both the PS4 and PS5 don’t have built-in Bluetooth capabilities, you’ll need an adapter to connect your AirPods.
Specifically, you’ll need a Bluetooth adapter that you can connect to your console via the USB port or the headphone jack.
How to connect AirPods to PS4 or PS5
1. Connect your Bluetooth adapter to your PS4 or PS5. Set it in pairing mode.
2. Open the case of the AirPods (with the AirPods still in it), then press and hold the sync button. Press and hold until the Bluetooth adapter indicates it has been successfully paired.
3. On your PS4 or PS5, go to Settings so Devices so Audio devices .
4. Change the output device to match your configuration (such as headphones connected to the controller ). Change the Headphone output in All audio .
Can you use AirPods to chat with other players?
The short answer is no. Even though AirPods have a built-in microphone, the Bluetooth adapter will only send audio from your console to your headphones.
If you want to be able to chat with other players via headphones, you will need to use a pair made for PS4 or PS5