[Solved] How to Connect Airpods to PS4/Xbox - Step by Step Instruction

Recently, I bought an Nintendo Switch, I was able to connect my ps4 controller to my switch. It was an amazing experience. Anyway, today I will talk about how to connect airpods to PS4.

Technically, You cannot connect airpods to PS4 out of the box, you need a bluetooth device to connect them. I’ve found an inexpensive solution that can solve this problem.

This excellent product is called Avantree aptX Low Latency LONG RANGE Bluetooth 4.1 Adapter, it allows you to connect apple airpods to PS4!

Finally a solution that works and is reliable and inexpensive!!! This solution also work on Xbox One consoles.


Avantree aptX Low Latency LONG RANGE Bluetooth 4.1 Adapter is a Driver-Free Wireless USB Audio Dongle Transmitter for PS4 or Xbox One. In fact, it can also connect to any bluetooth enabled headphones for gaming.



How to pair airpods to Play Station 4?


Plug the usb dongle into the supplied usb cord and connect both to your PS4 it will recognize under settings devices > audio devices > input and output both as “usb headset (avantree leaf)”


“PAIR” the Avantree dongle to Apple AirPods by first Placing the dongle in “PAIR MODE” by holding the button on the dongle for 2 seconds. Next make sure apple airpods are in the case and the lid is open press the button on the back of the CASE and hold it until its in “pair mode” while close proximity to the dongle and it should connect automatically.

You will know its connected when the light inside the airpod case turns orange and the light on the avantree dongle pulsates blue.

  • DO NOT Use the playstation bluetooth set up to find AIRPODS *

If you have any issues try to make sure you dont have any other audio devices like Bluetooth speakers in discovery mode while pairing


Remove airpods from case and place them in your ears. Airpods will make a CHIME SOUND in both ears to let you know its they are connected to test the sound on your playtion 4 controller hold the PS BUTTON FOR THE QUICK MENU Under SOUND DEVICES scroll down to “OUTPUT TO HEAD” and switch it to “ALL AUDIO (this is just to test you DO NOT HAVE TO STAY IN THIS MODE)” if you can hear system sounds and game sounds you are all set up!


To voice chat in a party or in game you need to enable “TALK MODE” on the AVANTREE dongle DOUBLE CLICK the button on the side. The light on the dongle should now STAY SOLID WHITE! Doing this will enable the microphone on the apple airpods for voice chatting.

To MUTE voice just DOUBLE TAP apple airpod while in your ears (note doing this takes AVANTREE dongle out of “TALK MODE” DOUBLE TAP the button to enable the microphone agin)**

Pressing the side button on the Avantree dongle ONCE reconnects airpods if disconnected

That is it! Enjoy.

P.S Since you cannot adjust volumn from AirPods, you can only adjust the volume on the gamepad when using PS4 and airpod.

PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset for PlayStation 4

If you look for premium sound quality. Sony PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset is the best option for you. It is designed specifically for PS4. It has 7 hours battery life. You can also connect two headsets to a single PS4. It also has built in microphone and 3.5mm jack. Lots of our readers love this headset. It is designed for hardcore PS4 gamers.


  • 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound: Experience rich, highly positional virtual surround sound powered by revolutionary 3D audio technology

  • 3D Audio: In select PS4 games that fully support 3D audio, hear and feel an amazingly rich audio experience with surround sound emanating from all directions, including above and below you

  • Multi-device Compatibility: Connect wirelessly to your PS4 and personal computer. Connect to a PlayStation VR headset or mobile device with the included 3.5mm audio cable

  • Exclusive Audio Modes: Download the companion app from PlayStation Store to tune your headset with audio modes created by developers to bring out every subtle nuance in their game

Check out: PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset - PlayStation 4

Avantree Wireless Headphone with Transmitter

If you don’t have an AirPods yet, Avantree also offers wireless transmitter & headphones set. It is perfect for gaming, this set is compatible with the most popular gaming platforms. One special feature I like about this headphone is, it has up to 40 hours of ultra long play time on a single charge!

Avantree DG59 Wireless PS4 Gaming Headphones with Bluetooth USB Audio Transmitter Set

Audio Alternative - Best Gaming Mic V-MODA BoomPro

If you are looking for better quality of audio using your existing headphone, the V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming is a pretty good option. Many of our readers buy this addon to their existing headphone for gaming. Before you purchase, please make sure your headphone has 3.5mm jack port for the V-MODA BoomPro.

If you don’t have a headphone yet, the Philips SHP9500S is comparable with V-MODA BoomPro.


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Reviewer: Michael Craig

[Solved] How to Connect Airpods to PS4/Xbox - Step by Step Instruction

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