It is so disappointing unboxing your new Playstation 4 and trying to the headphones you have bought with the console only to find out they aren’t compatible. There are a lot of other people who have suffered from the same problem as you did.
This is caused by the limited list of supported Bluetooth devices allowed to connect on PS4 consoles. The great news is that you can still use a wide range of unsupported functional Bluetooth headsets on any Playstation 4. How can you do this? Here is a simple 3 step guide on how to accomplish this.
Step 1: Connecting the audio cable
Most likely, the Bluetooth headsets you bought came with an audio cable that is outfitted with an inbuilt microphone. If your headsets do not have these features, you might consider getting a new set that you’ll use with the PS4.
The audio cable will provide somewhat or a hardwiring method to connect the console with those headsets you are using. In this step, all you have to do is connect the audio cable to the PS4 controller to establish that link between both these gadgets. Afterward, ensure that the headsets have been turned on to move on to the next step.
Step 2: Configure the console
Once you have connected the audio cable and turned on the headsets, it will be time for the nitty-gritty part of things. You will have to configure the console for it to connect with the Bluetooth network established by your headsets. In this step, you will get to play around with the settings of the controller to establish a Bluetooth connection.
To find these configurations, select “settings” and then click on “devices”. Once the next page is displayed, click on “Bluetooth devices”. A list of all available devices will show and in this case, you should select the name of your headsets.
Step 3: Set up device settings
After the headset has been connected with the PS4 console, you should set up device settings to ensure that audio will be inputted and output using your headsets. To do that, you need to select the devices menu and once the next page has appeared, click on the audio device option.
Afterward, click on “output device” and select the headset connected to the controller option. You can also play around with the volume to find your desired sound level in these settings. Once set up, head to “output to headphones” and ensure that “all audio” has been selected.
Enjoy the game!
Now that you have completed all these steps, it is game time! Test the sound levels of the headsets connected to your PS4 and ensure that it works. Unfortunately, these steps might not work for every Bluetooth headset.
However, it works with a wide variety of good and reliable headphones that did not make the list of supported devices. If it does not work, it might be worthwhile investing in other Bluetooth headsets.