Do AirPods Work with PS4? Yes, Here’s How

Do AirPods work with PS4? No, they don’t! PlayStation 4 does not have support for Bluetooth audio.

Does that mean you cannot make your AirPods work with PS4?

You can! You will need an additional gadget for that. There are two available gadgets that you can use. They are:

  • PS4 Wireless Bluetooth Headset Dongle.
  • AirFly Duo or AirFly Pro.

Keep reading this guide to find out how to make your AirPods work with PS4 using these gadgets.

Using PS4 Wireless Bluetooth Headset Dongle

This gadget is made up of two parts, which are:

  • A USB Bluetooth dongle.
  • A 3.5mm microphone adapter.

Once you have both the pieces of the gadget, follow the steps:

  • Step 1: Activate your AirPods by lifting the lid of the charging case (ensure that the earbuds are inside the case) and then pressing and holding the white button the back for 3 seconds. This will make the LED light in front of the case or inside the case blink white. This is when your AirPods are activated.
  • Step 2: Take the USB Bluetooth dongle and plug it into the USB port of your PS4 console and wait until the dongle flashes blue light. This will indicate that it is ready for pairing. Because your AirPods are already in pairing mode, they will pair with the Bluetooth dongle attached to your PS4 console.
  • Step 3: Now take the 3.5mm microphone adapter and plug it into the DualShock 4 (game controller). The 3.5mm port will be present on the controller.
  • Step 4: Wait until the PS4 displays a message on the screen confirming a successful connection.

That’s all! Your AirPods are now connected to your PS4 and you can use it to not only listen but also talk while you are engaged in gaming!

Using AirFly Duo or AirFly Pro

It doesn’t matter which one you are using. Both works just fine. So, you can pick up any model you wish. The only thing that you need to keep in mind is that if you are using the AirFly Pro, you have to enable the transmit mode. You can do this by toggling the TX button on the side of the device.

Once you have put the AirFly Pro to transmit (TX) mode, you will now need to press and hold the power button for 4 seconds until the LED flashes rapidly with white and amber lights. This is when your AirFly Pro is ready for pairing.

For AirFly Duo, the only thing you need to do is to press and hold the power button for 4 seconds until the LED flashes rapidly with white and amber lights, indicating pairing mode activation.

Once you have the AirFly Duo or the AirFly Pro in pairing mode, here are the steps that you need to follow:

  • Step 1: Connect your AirFly Duo or AirFly Pro to your DualShock 4 game controller using the 3.5mm port.
  • Step 2: With the AirPods in the charging case and the lid of the case open, press, and hold the white button on the back for three seconds until the pairing mode is activated. You will know this by looking at the LED light on the front of the case or inside the case. The LED light will first flash white light and then turn amber.
  • Step 3: Once the pairing mode is turned on for the AirPods, they will connect to the AirFly device attached to your DualShock 4 game controller.
  • Step 4: You can now take out the earbuds from the charging case and wear them on your ears. You can not only listen to audio but also talk using your AirPods while playing on your PS4.

The problem with AirFly is that it will keep dangling on your game controller but it doesn’t get in the way. It is very lightweight and after a short while, you will not even realize that the device is there.


No matter which gadget you use, you are not limited to AirPods only. These gadgets are compatible with any Bluetooth headset. So, if you want to use any other Bluetooth wireless headset, you are free to do so!