Bluetooth technology is well known to everyone and wireless headphones like AirPods are very popular, so using them with your PS5 is something that will interest many users. However, connecting the AirPods to the PS5 is not as easy as it was to the PS4 because the PS5 does not support Bluetooth headsets.
Bluetooth headphones have a somewhat high latency that may not be acceptable for the most demanding gamers, however, it is something that should be an option for the gamers themselves. Fortunately, there are ways to connect your AirPods, and other Bluetooth headsets, to the PS5.
All the ways to connect the AirPods to the PS5
Although it may seem hard to believe, the PS5, Sony’s latest console and the most advanced in history, does not have Bluetooth to connect headphones.
But fortunately, we have 3 different methods that we can use to get to hear the sound of our PS5 games through AirPods or wireless Bluetooth headphones.
Use a Bluetooth Adapter
One of the quickest and easiest options is to use a Bluetooth audio adapter. This adapter connects to one of the PS5’s USB ports and allows you to send the audio to AirPods or Bluetooth headphones.
In the market, we have different options, but we recommend that you use a USB type A connection. The PS5 has 3 USB-A ports and a USB-C port, so it is advisable to leave the USB-C port free in case we need it.
When you have the device you just have to follow these steps:
- Put your AirPods in their charging case and close it.
- Connect the adapter to your PS5 and turn on the console.
- Open the lid of the AirPods and press the button on the back until the LED indicator glows white.
- In a Bluetooth headset, you must put them in pairing mode.
- The device will recognize your headphones automatically.
- The only problem with this system is that you will hear the sound of your PS5 games, but you will not be able to use the microphone of the AirPods or headphones.
Use the Remote Play app and use the microphone
Another more ingenious option to “connect” an AirPods or Bluetooth headphones to the PS5 is using the PS Remote Play application. This app allows us to play our PS5 remotely, and what it really does is start the PS5 and send us the video and sound of what is shown on the console.
If we have AirPods or headphones connected to our iPhone or any other smartphone, we can listen to the PS5 games from them. Although we play on television as normal.
In this case, the microphone will work correctly and it is not necessary to buy any accessories. However, it is possible that we find some delay in the sound (it will depend on our internet connection). Also, make sure you don’t close the app and have the controller correctly paired to your mobile device.
Use your TV’s Bluetooth connection
AirPods are great and can be used with both Apple devices and others with Bluetooth such as Windows 10 computers or televisions. If your PS5 is connected to the television and the audio comes out of the speakers of this, you can send the sound to your AirPods or headphones if your TV is compatible with Bluetooth devices.
This is an option that you will find in the sound settings of your television. You should search for Bluetooth speakers or devices while holding down the AirPods button until they flash soft. With other headphones, you must use the pairing mode.
These are the only ways you have to connect your PS5 to a Bluetooth headset like AirPods. As you can see, it is not something that can be done natively, but there are little tricks to achieve it.