The PS4 console came with a good number of interesting features. Besides the light bar and added touchpad feature, one other interesting feature is the audio jack. With this inbuilt audio jack, you can connect your Bluetooth device. Using the Bluetooth headset helps to increase the sound experience when using PS4. Unfortunately, Sony built the new PS4 in such a way that it does not support most Bluetooth devices out there. Thus to connect unsupported Bluetooth devices to PS4, you will need some extra tools to do this. If you are having an issue with connecting your Bluetooth to your PS4, this article got you covered.
How to Connect Unsupported Bluetooth to PS4
There are several ways to go about this. The two main ways to do this will be explained in detail below.
Method 1: Use A Dongle To Connect The Bluetooth Headset To PS4
This is one of the easy ways to connect an unsupported Bluetooth to PS4. For this method, you will need a wireless microphone and a Dongle. Luckily, most Dongle receivers sold together with a wireless microphone. You can check out this cheap Dongle with a wireless mic on Amazon. Follow the steps below to connect your unsupported Bluetooth device to your PS4
Step 1. Insert the Wireless Microphone into your PS4 console.
Step 2. Find the USB slot on your PS4 controller and Insert the Bluetooth Dongle into it.
Step 3.Press the button on the Dongle to turn it on. Move closer to the Dongle and turn on your Bluetooth device. Wait a bit and allow the device to connect.
Step 4: Go the ‘Settings’ option on your PS4 and Press X and choose ‘Devices’ >‘Audio devices’.
Step 5: From the new menu click on ‘Input Device’ and further select ‘Headset Connects to controller
Step 6: On the ‘Output Device’ option click on ‘USB Headset’.
Step 7: On the ‘Volume Control (headphones) option, set the volume preferably to medium.
Step 8: Click on ‘Output to Headphones, and click on ‘All Audio’. Viola, your headphone is ready to use. Try and play any game with your headphones on.
Method 2. Use An Audio Cable With Inbuilt Microphone To Connect The Bluetooth Headset To PS4
For this method, you will need an audio cable with an inbuilt mic to connect to your PS4. Check out some of the headsets with an audio mic on Amazon. Follow the steps below to connect to your PS4.
Step 1: Turn on your Bluetooth device and connect it to your PS4 controller.
Step 2: Go to the Settings page on PS4 and choose ‘Devices and Bluetooth Devices from the options.
Step 3: Find and click on the name of your Bluetooth headset for the device to connect.
Step4: Click on Devices and Audio Devices from the drop-down menu
step 5: Click on Output Device and pick Headset Connected to Controller from the option.
Step 6: On the ‘Volume Control (headphones) option, set the volume preferably to medium.
Step 7: Click on ‘Output to Headphones, and click on ‘All Audio’.Viola, your headphone is ready to use. Try and play any game with your headphones on.
How to Connect Wired Headset to PS4
To connect a supported a wired headset on PS4, follow the steps below. Here is a list of PS4 supported headphones on Amazon
Step 1: Switch on your PS4 console and go to the Settings option.
Step 2: Find the Devices option from the menu and press X on the controller to open.
Step 3: From the menu find Audio Devices and Press X
Step 4: Ensure you plug in your headphone into your inbuilt audio jack on your console, find the Output Device option and Press X.
Step 5: Select the Headset Connected to the Controller from the new page and Press x If you want to route all the audio to your headphones to avoid disturbing people around, choose the ‘All Audio’ option in the ‘Output To Headphones’ option and press X.
Step 6: Step 6: On the ‘Volume Control (headphones) option, set the volume preferably to medium.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why are some Bluetooth audio devices not supported by PS4?
That is because the PS4 was built in a way that it doesn’t support Advance Audio Distribution Profile A2DP and most Bluetooth devices fall into this category.
Why doesn’t PS4 support all mobile earphones?
It’s not true that PS4 does not support all mobile earphones. Mobile earphones with TRRS configurations can be used on PS4. It is mobile earphones with TRS configurations that are not supported.