How to Connect AirPods or AirPods 2 to Xbox One and PS4 Controller

Ever used the AirPods with your gaming devices like PS4 or Xbox One? Yes, that's possible. You can now connect AirPods or AirPods 2 with PS4 and Xbox One Controller. Here's a detailed guide on the same!

Connecting or pairing AirPods to your iPhone or iPad is a lot easier. Even to connect AirPods to Android devices is easy too. But, many other devices are either not supported or users are unable to connect AirPods to that particular device. The same is the case when someone tries to connect AirPods or AirPods 2 with their Xbox One and PS4 Controller. 

Well, if you’re thinking that the process to pair AirPods with PS4 or Xbox One is just as you do with your iOS devices, that’s not the case, the process is a little bit different. 

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How to Use AirPods and AirPods 2 with Xbox One and PS4 Controller

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How to Connect AirPods 2 or AirPods with PS4 Controller

When you use your Apple AirPods with your PS4, you can only it for the parties you create on the device. Here’s how you can do it. 

Step #1. Launch Settings on your PS4. 

Step #2. Now choose Devices and click on Bluetooth Devices

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Step #3. Next, open up your AirPods box, hold on the back button of the AirPods case until you see the flashing light continuously.

Step #4. Once you see the flashing light, you’ll now see the AirPods in the Bluetooth devices list and you’ll now see your AirPods name on the PS4 screen. 

Step #5. Now tap on your AirPods name on your PS4 screen. 

Step #6. It will now ask, Do you want to register this Bluetooth device? Simply click on Yes to pair your AirPods with PS4 directly!

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That’s how simple it is. Let’s now see what’s the workaround for the Xbox One!

How to Connect AirPods 2 or AirPods to Xbox One Controller

There’s no direct way to use your AirPods with your Xbox One but don’t worry, we’ve found a way out for the same. But this method would only work if you have the Xbox App and it must be on your iOS device (iPad or iPhone). So here’s how you can pair it. 

Step #1. Launch the Xbox App on your iPhone or iPad once you download it from the App Store. 

Step #2. Now tap on the three-persons icon from the top of the screen. 

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Step #3. Tap on Start a Party. You can also join the party if you already know who’s doing it, else, you start a party and invite people to get started. 

Step #4. Once done, connect your AirPods with your iPhone just by opening the case of the AirPods as you usually do. This will now pair your AirPods with the Xbox One through the app instantly!

This way, you can communicate with the people who are participating in the party that you joined or created from your iPhone. That’s the only workaround if you are planning to use AirPods with your Xbox One. 

Summing Up…

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So it’s this simple to connect your Apple AirPods with your PS4 or Xbox One. Did you try to pair your AirPods with any of these gaming devices? If yes, do let us know your experience of using these wireless earbuds with your PS4 or Xbox One. 

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