You’ve heard that the PlayStation 5 (PS5) has Bluetooth, but when you fire up your console and head to the Settings menu, it doesn’t recognize your headset — what gives? Disappointingly, while the PS5 does indeed have Bluetooth built-in, there is little native support for headphones or other audio products; Bluetooth on the PS5 has been included primarily for connecting wireless keyboards and mice, as well as approved Sony products. Don’t fret; however, there is indeed a way to connect your headset to your game console, and it’s relatively easy.
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The first step in getting your Bluetooth headphones to work with your PS5 is to pick up a USB-A or USB-C Bluetooth Audio Transmitter; these small devices can be inserted into one of your PS5’s USB ports and be used to connect to external Bluetooth audio devices. We recommend picking up a USB-A Bluetooth transmitter as the
Nearly any Bluetooth USB transmitter will work with your PS5, but if you would like a specific recommendation,will work perfectly; it supports Bluetooth 4.1, which won’t be a problem for Bluetooth audio headsets.
Begin by plugging your Bluetooth USB-A or USB-C transmitter into your
Once your Bluetooth transmitter is inserted into your
Step 1: Turn on your Bluetooth
Step 2: On the Bluetooth transmitter, hold down the transmitter button until the LED light begins flashing, then wait for a moment.
Step 3: Your transmitter will automatically detect your Bluetooth
If the connection failed, turn off your
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