How to connect AirPods to PS5

Last Updated on June 25, 2024 by Sourav

Are you wondering how to connect AirPods to PS5? It takes a few extra steps than simply turning on Bluetooth and pairing devices and here’s how you can do it easily.

Whether you are using AirPods or AirPods Pro, there’s no denying how easily it connects to an Apple device. It has got great sound quality and believe it or not, it can be a great pair with your PS5 apart from your regular Apple arsenal.

It’s easy to carry, has good battery life, and most importantly, it’s wireless which saves a lot of hassle. However, connecting it to a regular PS5 or the newly launched PS5 Slim can be a problem if you’re not familiar with the correct steps.

Here’s how you can connect your AirPods to the PS5 easily.

Can you connect AirPods to PS5?

Yes, you can connect AirPods to a PS5, but it’s not as easy as it sounds like. It requires a few extra steps, and we hate to be the bearer of bad news, you may need to spend some cash.

The primary reason is that Sony’s next-gen console lineup is yet to support Bluetooth headphones natively.

Ways to connect AirPods to PS5

At the time of writing, there are two ways to connect AirPods to a PS5:

  • Using a Bluetooth 5.0 adapter
  • Connecting AirPods to a smart TV

Using Bluetooth 5.0 adapter

The ideal way to connect AirPods to your PS5 is using a third-party wireless adapter with Bluetooth 5.0 support. That’s because AirPods rely on Bluetooth 5.0 technology.

For a closely-knit ecosystem like Sony’s consoles, you should use a Bluetooth 5.0 adapter, especially if you want to connect multiple devices – like a pair of headphones and mic separately.

To connect AirPods to your PS5 using Bluetooth 5.0 adapter, simply:

  1. Plug in the adapter to either of the front or back USB ports of your PS5.
  2. Open the lid of the AirPods case, then press and hold the button on its backside. This will enable its pairing mode.
  3. Pair it with your Bluetooth adapter. Once the white pairing light stops blinking and it becomes stable, it means you’ve successfully connected your AirPods to the console.

How to connect AirPods to PS5 without adapter – using a smart TV

If you don’t want to take the route of an adapter, then a smart TV is your best bet.

In this case, you connect your AirPods to the TV instead of the console, and honestly, this is much less of a hassle than the previous method.

The connection process remains the same – enable Bluetooth on your TV, open the AirPods case, press and hold the back button, pair them, and enjoy!

Now whether you’re in a loud environment or want to enjoy your PlayStation 5 games without waking everyone up in your house, you can do that.