Things you should know:
- You must have a Bluetooth adapter.
- Connect AirPods to your PS5 with the Remote Play app on your iPhone. You can listen to audio through the AirPods.
- AirPods must be charged and paired to PS5.
Guess what? We can’t directly connect the AirPods and the Sony PS5, two of the most hyped products in tech. As the gaming console lacks built-in Bluetooth capability one must employ unconventional ways to use the two products together. In this article, I’ll guide how to connect AirPods to a PS5.
How to connect AirPods to PS5 using Bluetooth adapter
Make sure you have a Bluetooth adapter compatible with your PS5 before we begin the pairing process. If you don’t already have one, here are two Bluetooth adapter recommendations: Avantree Leaf Class and TP-Link.
Now, follow the steps below.
- Plug in the Bluetooth adapter to the USB port on your PS5.
- Enable the pairing mode on the Bluetooth adapter.
- Press and hold the side button on AirPods to pair it with the Bluetooth adapter.
AirPods should be in the case, and the lid should be open.
- Pair the two devices.
Voila! You’ve successfully linked your AirPods to your PS5. Now you can play any sound-enabled game. Check our article if AirPods don’t connect to your device.
What to do if you can’t hear audio on your AirPods?
If you’ve executed the steps mentioned above and receive a crackling sound or can’t hear anything from your AirPods, then you might need to change your PS5’s output device. Check the instructions below to do so.
- Go to Settings from the home screen for PS5.
- Head to the Sound section.
- Choose Audio Output → Output Device.
- Select your Bluetooth Device.
Use Remote Play app to connect AirPods with PS5
Alternatively, you can also use a third-party app to connect your AirPods to your PS5.
- Launch the App Store on your iPhone.
- Search for PS Remote Play → tap Get.
- Open the app and Sign in to PlayStation with one of your Sony accounts.
- Now Go to the Settings app on your Smart TV.
- Head to System Settings → toggle on Enable Remote Play.
- Link devices by entering the code displayed on the TV.
Now, you can play any PS5 game with audio enabled by launching the app and connecting the AirPods to your iPhone. Go through our detailed post in case you wish to learn more about the Remote Play app.
Note: This approach may cause some latency because your input signal is transferred via the app from your iPhone.
Despite the fact that your AirPods include a microphone, most Bluetooth adapters do not transmit speech audio. Hence, you may listen to a conversation but can’t use them to talk during an in-game chat.
To use your PS5 controller on your iPhone, follow the instructions provided on how to connect a PS5 controller to your iPhone.
No, you can’t connect AirPods to your PS5 without an adapter because the PS5 is not set up to operate with them by default.
Did any of the above-mentioned tips help you? Please let me know in the comments. Also, if you have any additional Apple-related questions, ask away, and I’ll try my best to answer!
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