- The PS5 doesn’t support Bluetooth headphones like AirPods out of the box. You can add support with a Bluetooth adapter.
- Depending on how you connect the AirPods, you may only be able to hear audio, not chat with other players.
- Bluetooth headphones have latency that reduces their performance and may not be acceptable for the most-demanding gamers.
To connect AirPods to PS5, follow these steps:
- Make sure your AirPods are charged. If your Bluetooth adapter plugs into the PS5 controller and therefore uses a battery, make sure it’s charged, too. Adapters that plug into the PS5 or TV get their power from those devices and don’t need to be charged.
- Connect the Bluetooth adapter to your PS5, TV, or controller.
- Put the Bluetooth adapter into pairing mode. Different devices enter pairing mode in slightly different ways, so check the instructions. Usually, a blinking light indicates that it’s in pairing mode.
- Make sure the AirPods in their charging case, then open the case. Press and hold the button on the case.
- Hold the button on the AirPods case until the Bluetooth adapter’s light turns solid. That indicates that the AirPods are paired to the adapter.
- Put your AirPods in your ears. Try playing a game or doing something on the PS5 that plays audio. You should hear the audio from the PS5 in your AirPods.
What to Do if You Can’t Hear Audio ?
- If you’ve followed the steps above and still can’t hear anything from your AirPods, you should check to make sure they’ve paired to your PS5 properly.
- From the Home screen, select Settings.
- Select Sound.
- Choose Audio Output.
- Select Output Device.
- On the next screen, select your Bluetooth device.