How to Connect a Speaker to PlayStation 5

Want to get a better sound experience playing games on your PlayStation 5? Well, the most sensible way to get the best audio experience from your PlayStation 5 is by connecting a speaker to it. There are many types of speakers you can use with PS5. You can choose between wired and wireless ones. But connecting some speakers can be challenging. And so here is how to connect a speaker to PS5.

Of course, you can always use a pair of headphones or wireless earbuds to get an immersive sound experience while gaming but, if you want to stream content from streaming services with your friends, connecting speakers is a better option.

How To Connect A Speaker To PS5

When it comes to the PlayStation 5, it only supports limited Bluetooth audio devices, and it also only has one HDMI port. But wired speakers are easy to connect. There are a few methods you can use to connect your wired and Bluetooth speakers to the PlayStation 5. You can choose to play audio using the HDMI port, 3.5mm connector, dongle, or just Bluetooth. Although many people may wonder, wouldn’t it be easier to connect speakers to the PS5 using the 3.5 audio jack?

While this may be true for many other devices, this is not the norm for the PlayStation 5. You see, the PS5 has no 3.5 audio jack. The only 3.5 audio jack you’ll find with the PS5 is on the DualSense wireless controller. You can connect your wired headphones or earphones to the controller and enjoy the audio. So, let’s take a look at the different methods you can follow to connect speakers to your PS5.

Connect Bluetooth Speaker To PlayStation 5

Connecting a Bluetooth speaker to a PlayStation 5 is not easy as it does not support many audio accessories. Bluetooth speakers are very popular and almost every latest speaker will have Bluetooth as a connectivity option. Let’s take a look at the steps you can follow to connect your Bluetooth speaker to your PlayStation 5.

Using TV or Monitor:

The easiest way to enjoy a Bluetooth speaker with the PS5 is to connect the speaker directly to the HDMI device instead of the PS5. Yes, for this it is necessary to have Bluetooth support in your HDMI device. Here are the steps:

  1. Connect your PS5 to your Monitor or TV with HDMI.
  2. Now put your bluetooth speaker into pairing mode. The process to put speakers in pairing mode could vary by model, so check the manual came with the speaker.
  3. On your TV or Monitor, go to Bluetooth settings.
  4. In Bluetooth, it will show the available device including your Speaker.
  5. Select the speaker and it will be connected to your TV.
  6. Now make sure in the PS5 Sound setting, the output is set to HDMI device (Settings > Sound > Output).

With Adapter or Dongle:

How To Connect A Speaker To PS5
  1. First off, power up your Bluetooth speaker and keep within range of the PS5.
  2. Plug in a USB Bluetooth adapter into one of the USB ports on your PS5. You can buy a Bluetooth Adapter (External Audio Transmitter) for PS5.
  3. Grab the controller for your PS5 and navigate to Settings > Sound.
  4. Click on Output Device and here choose the USB Headset option.
  5. Now press the pairing button on your USB Bluetooth adapter until the pairing LED turns on. And then hold the pairing button on your Bluetooth speaker to connect/sync both devices.
  6. If your Bluetooth speaker has an app, you can use that app to pair it to your Bluetooth adapter connected to the PS5.

Adjust Audio Output Settings On Your PlayStation 5

Now to get the PS5’s audio output from the Bluetooth adapter, you will have to adjust some settings.

  1. Open the settings menu on your PS5.
  2. Now navigate and select Sound Settings.
  3. Select the Audio Output option followed by Output Device.
  4. Finally, choose the Bluetooth adapter.
  5. You can now get the audio input from your PlayStation 5 to your Bluetooth speaker.

Connect A Wired Speaker To PlayStation 5

Now when it comes to connecting a wired speaker to your PlayStation 5 the most sensible way is to make use 3.5mm port on the speaker. But the PS5 doesn’t have inbuilt 3.5mm port. Don’t worry there are still a couple of methods you can follow to use your speaker with PS5.

Connect Speakers To PS5 Directly

This method will require you to have a USB dongle with 3.5mm output port. Since PS5 come with USB port this is quite easy, if you have the USB to 3.5mm adapter.

How To Connect A Speaker To PS5
  1. First connect the adapter to your PS5.
  2. Then connect 3.5mm cable to Speaker and another end to the adapter.
  3. Now set the Sound output to the USB device by going to Settings > Sound > Output > choose USB device.

Connect Speaker to your TV or Monitor

Similar to how you can connect speaker wirelessly to TV, you can also use 3.5mm cable to connect speakers to TV or Monitor. Almost every monitor and TV come with 3.5mm port and that makes this guide quite easy considering you have a 3.5mm cable.

  1. First connect the PS5 with your TV or Monitor.
  2. Then connect speaker and TV with 3.5mm cable.
  3. Now set the sound output to TV since the speaker is connected to TV. To do that go to Settings > Sound > Output > choose HDMI device.
How To Connect A Speaker To PS5

In this way, you will get the audio output to your speakers with ease. Sure is not directly from your PS5, but again, it is the best way to get your PS5 audio routed to your speakers or soundbars using the TV as the middle source.

Connect Speaker to your PS5 Controller

As you know PS5 controller has 3.5mm jack that means you can use the controller as medium to connect Speaker with PlayStation 5.

How To Connect A Speaker To PS5

All you need to do is connect your controller to PS5, then then connect Speaker with Controller using 3.5mm cable. Now you can enjoy the speaker as sound output for PS5.

This may not be the ideal method to enjoy Speaker with PS5 because it will limit the use of Controller to the range of 3.5mm cable length. And also only some users reported this stops working after sometime, but you can try it.

This concludes the guide on how you can connect your speakers to PlayStation 5. Yes, there are no direct methods that let you connect the speakers to your PS5 because the device lacks a 3.5 audio jack as well as Bluetooth connectivity. Using additional devices or workaround methods to get your audio from the PS5 to the speaker is a much better option. If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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Enjoy games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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