You’ve got your brand new AirPods, and you’re all set to get lost in a virtual world. You turn on your gaming console, connect it to your laptop and… wait, how will you use those AirPods?
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If you have ever used wireless headphones for gaming before, you will know that almost all of them have some microphone that only picks up your voice, not the ambient noise around you. This means that if you want to use the AirPods while playing video games on PS4 or any other gaming console, they won’t work unless there is a workaround. Fortunately, connecting AirPods to PS4 is easy and can be done in no time. Here’s how:
Step 1: Download And Install Voice Chat
This is the most important step for players looking to use their AirPods with their PS4. In a nutshell, Voice Chat is an app that lets you use the PS4 microphone to pick up your voice from the AirPods. If you don’t have Voice Chat installed, you won’t be able to use your AirPods with PS4. However, don’t worry; Voice Chat is free to download and install. All you need to do is visit the PlayStation Store and search for Voice Chat. Once you’ve found it, click “download” and install it on your PlayStation.
Step 2: Connect The Microphone To The Controller
The PS4 controllers come with a built-in microphone that you can use to chat with other players. However, it is a very sensitive microphone and picks up random sounds around you. For example, if you are in a room with music playing in the background, the microphone will pick up those sounds and send them to the other players. This means you won’t be able to communicate with anyone while playing online.
However, you can use the inline remote on the AirPods to connect the microphone to the controller. You must connect the remote to the PS4 controller and select “headset” from the options listed. You can switch between the controller and AirPods microphone by pressing the mute button on the inline remote.
Step 3: Connect AirPods To PS4
Once you have installed Voice Chat and connected the controller’s microphone to the AirPods remote, it’s time to connect your AirPods to your PlayStation 4. To do this, select “headphones” from the audio settings, click on “headset“, and select your AirPods as the audio output device. This will let you hear the sound playing through your AirPods while sending your voice to other players through the PS4’s microphone.
Step 4: Test Your AirPods And Microphone Connection
Once you have connected everything, it’s time to test your AirPods and microphone connection. To do this, create or join a game online. Once in the game, open the Voice Chat app and select “settings“. Choose the PS4 connection option, and you’re all set! Enjoy! Now you can use your AirPods to play video games on PS4.
The AirPods are undeniably one of the best wireless headphones for gaming on the market currently. Although they are a little more expensive than most gaming headsets, they offer much more. You can even use them for making calls on your phone or listening to music.
But if you want to use them while gaming, you need to ensure that the microphone is compatible with your gaming system. Fortunately, with these tips, you can easily connect AirPods to PS4 and start gaming with style. For more gaming articles and tips, keep visiting our blog!