How to connect AirPods to a PS4 for wireless audio listening

Crystal Cox/Business InsiderIt’s easy to connect your AirPods to a PS4, if you have the right hardware.

Wireless headphones are great for gaming, and Apple’s AirPods are a great set of wireless headphones. It only makes sense, then, to put them together.

Unfortunately, the PlayStation 4 doesn’t natively support AirPods. To connect AirPods to your PS4, you’ll need to use a third-party Bluetooth adaptor.

The best part about this is that once you get the dongle, you can use it to connect any Bluetooth device, not just your AirPods.

Here’s how to use a Bluetooth dongle to connect AirPods to your PS4.

Check out the products mentioned in this article:

AirPods with Charging Case (From $US139 at Walmart)

Sony Playstation 4 (From $US299.99 at Best Buy)

Avantree Leaf Class 1 Long Range USB Bluetooth Audio Transmitter Adaptor (From $US39.99 at Amazon)

How to connect AirPods to a PS4

1. Turn on your PS4.

2. Plug the bluetooth adaptor into the USB port at the front of your PS4.

Airpods ps4Amazon/AvantreeMost Bluetooth dongles will plug into your PS4’s USB port.

3. Put the adaptor into pairing mode – how you do this will depend on what type of adaptor you have. Check your adaptor’s manual.

4. Press and hold the pairing button on the back of your AirPod charging case to put it into pairing mode as well.

How to pair AirPods to Apple WatchDave Johnson/Business InsiderHold the pairing button until the status light starts flashing.

5. Your AirPods and PS4 should pair automatically. The pairing light on both your AirPods and the Bluetooth dongle will stop flashing.

6. A pop-up message will display on the screen of your PS4. After you confirm, setup will be complete, allowing you to play your game while using AirPods.

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