Here’s how to pair a Bluetooth headset with your PlayStation 4

Wired headphones are so 2018. Here's how to pair a Bluetooth device to your PS4

Razer Thresher Ultimate PlayStation 4 version
Razer Thresher Ultimate PlayStation 4 version

One of the best aspects of modern consoles is how easily you can pair them with other devices. Gone are the days when you had to buy a game company’s proprietary peripheral. Instead, you can connect just about anything to anything else, including — and especially — Bluetooth devices.  If you’re using a PlayStation 4, this process is extremely simple. Just follow these basic steps to learn how to connect Bluetooth headphones to a PS4. You can also follow these steps to connect any compatible devices to your console, so keep this article bookmarked in case you plan to link up a keyboard and mouse down the line.

How to connect a Bluetooth headset to your PS4

Step 1

First, have the device that you’d like to connect on and ready. Then select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth Devices. That will set your console to automatically scan for additional devices to pair. Your already-paired devices will be shown, along with an icon telling you what type of device it is.

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Credit: Sony Computer Entertainment

Step 2

To pair a new device, select it from the list of unconnected devices. This will be indicated with a simple blue light to the left of the device name in the menu. If it’s on, then you’ve already connected that accessory to your console. If not …

Step 3

In some cases, you’ll need to enter a passkey, which will be provided to you by your soon-to-be-paired device. Simply enter the passkey.

Step 4

And you’re done! Keep in mind that there is a limit to the number of Bluetooth connections your PlayStation 4 can support. The exact number depends on the console model, but you can generally expect three or four connections to be your practical limit.

The PlayStation 4 is a versatile system with more than its share of quirks and hidden features. If you’re looking to learn more about your system, check out our PlayStation 4 Tips and Tricks, as well as our PlayStation 4 Pro guide if you’ve got the newer, premium system. Or take a look to see what other controller options are out there other than the DualShock 4. You could also look at our how-to for setting up HDR on the console, and a list of all the games that make the best use of the HDR features of the Pro.

Surely, you need some great games to play while listening through your Bluetooth headphones. We have a number of PS4 games lists, including best overall games, best indies, and best exclusives to help you choose your next gaming adventure.

With that, you should be all set to enjoy your system and make use of all its nifty tricks. Happy gaming!

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