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How to Connect AirPods to PS5 – Here’s How It Works

How to connect airpods to ps5
Published 18 May 2022

Gaming with your AirPods can be a great way to enjoy your gaming experience, and this is probably why you would want to know how to connect your AirPods to your PS5. As absurd as it seems, the first thing you should know is that the PS5 does not support Bluetooth audio, which is quite surprising as it is pretty high-tech.

Although the PS5 supports some Bluetooth accessories, such as a Bluetooth adaptor – you will have to connect your AirPods via a Bluetooth adaptor. This allows you to listen to everything going on in the game, but you will not be able to respond. You can check out why your AirPods won’t connect here.

Airpods in a case

Two important things to note before starting

Using your AirPods to game reduces your game experience in specific ways. There are two essential things to note if you decide to connect your AirPods to your PS5.

If none of these bothers you, then follow on to the next steps!

You can’t chat with other gamers

The first thing is that you will not be able to chat with other gamers on PS5 when using AirPods, and this pretty much takes the fun out of it.

The reason is that your Bluetooth adapter only sends audio from your console to your AirPods. So, even though your AirPods have a built-in microphone, you will not be able to communicate.

The best way to enjoy both experiences is to get headphones designed explicitly for PS5s. Or, you can choose to get a Bluetooth adapter with a microphone.

Poor Audio Output

Another disadvantage you might have to deal with is poor audio output. There tends to be a delay in sound between what you see on your screen and what you hear in your ears.

This means there is a possibility that your sound will lag, and you will listen to things a couple of seconds after they have been said. This ultimately reduces your gaming experience.

Connecting AirPods to the PS5

Written below are some easy steps to follow on how to connect your AirPods to your PS5:

1. Get a Bluetooth adapter

The first thing you should do is get a Bluetooth adapter if you do not already have one. Ensure that your AirPods and Bluetooth adapter are charged if need be.

2. Connect to your PS5

  1. Connect your Bluetooth adapter to your TV, controller, or PS5.
  2. Set the Bluetooth adapter in Pairing Mode; you can do this by checking the instructions on the manual.
  3. The next thing to do is click on the Setup button located at the back of your AirPods case. Hold the button until a light comes on, which indicates that it has successfully paired to the adapter.

Your AirPods should now be connected to your PS5. You will be able to hear the audio of whatever game you are playing.

3. Check the Audio Settings

If you cannot hear the audio

  1. Navigate to Settings on your PS5 from your home screen.
  2. Click on Sound. Three different options will pop up under it; select Audio Output.
  3. Under audio output, change your PS5s Output Device by selecting your Bluetooth device.

Now, you will be able to hear the audio.


Connecting your AirPods to your PS5 is a pretty straightforward task; all you need to do is follow the steps above, and you are good to go.


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