A lot of devices out there have support for wireless devices, such as the ability to connect devices like headphones or TWS earbuds to your main device. Now, when it comes to gaming, the Microsoft Xbox consoles are great. However, if you take a look at the Xbox One, the console does not have support for Bluetooth connectivity.
Yes, it is indeed surprising that Xbox One console has no Bluetooth support and will eventually never get any type of support. So the big question that arises is how does one connect their headphones to the Xbox One?
If you’re looking for the answer to the above question, well, we have it here. Read on to know how you can connect your headphones, especially the Bluetooth ones to your Xbox One console.
How To Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Xbox One Console
Before we dig into the steps on how you can connect your Bluetooth Headphones to the Xbox One console, you need to understand that there are specific Xbox One-supported headsets, these headsets can easily connect to your Xbox One Console without Bluetooth. We will also be sharing some ways for non-supported headphones.
We will show you what headphones are supported and how you can pair them as well as the other alternative methods to connect Bluetooth headphones to your Xbox One.
Xbox One Compatible Wireless Headphones
Now, let’s take a look at the compatible Xbox One headphones and the steps you need to connect them to the Xbox One.
- Astro A40 TR headset
- Astro A50 Wireless Headset
- Audeze Penrose X
- Corsair HS75 XB Wireless Headset
- HyperX Cloud X Flight Wireless Controller
- Kingston HyperX Cloud III
- LucidSound LS35X Wireless Headset
- LucidSound LS50X
- LVL40 Wired gaming headset
- Razer Kaira Pro
- Razer Nari Ultimate
- Razer Thrasher
- Razer Thrasher Ultimate
- SteelSeries Arctis 9X
- Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2
- Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Gen 2 Wireless
- Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Wireless
- Xbox One Chat Headset
- Xbox One Stereo Headset
- Xbox Series X Headset
Now here are the steps that you can follow to pair Xbox One-compatible headsets with ease.
Step 1: Power up the Xbox One and your compatible headset. Make sure that the headset has enough charge and is near the Xbox One console.
Step 2: Make sure to put your headphones in pairing mode. Now, on the side of the Xbox One, press the Pairing button. The light on the pairing button will be white.
Step 3: On your headset, press the Connect button.
Step 4: The Xbox One will find the headset and connect to it right away.
You will see the spring button on the Xbox One turn blue indicating that the headphones have been connected to your Xbox One.
How to Connect Non Compatible Bluetooth Headsets To Xbox One
While we saw how simple and easy it is to connect Xbox One-compatible headsets to your Xbox One, let’s take a look at how to connect other Bluetooth headsets to your Xbox One.
Use A Bluetooth Transmitter (Recommended)
Using a Bluetooth transmitter is a simple and easy way to get your Xbox One audio to your Bluetooth headphones. For this to work, you will have to plug the Bluetooth transmitter into the 3.5mm headphone jack on your wireless Xbox One controller.
With the transmitter plugged in, power the transmitter and your Xbox on. Grab your Bluetooth headset and let it connect to your Bluetooth transmitter. Once both devices have been connected, the audio from your Xbox One will now be sent to your Bluetooth headset via the Bluetooth transmitter.
Sure this requires you to get an additional device, but it’s worth it if you have only wireless Bluetooth headsets. Or, what you can do is get yourself a wired Bluetooth headset or a 3.5 Audio cable if your wireless headphone have a 3.5mm jack and you should be good to go.
Connect Your Headphones To Your TV’s Bluetooth
If you’re using a smart TV that has Bluetooth to play your Xbox One games, then you can easily use the TVs Bluetooth to connect your Bluetooth headphones to stream the Xbox One audio to your headphones with ease. All you need to do is connect your Xbox One to your TV using the HDMI cable. Once you have done that, pair the headset with your TV and you should now be able to easily use the headphones with your Xbox One console.
Connect Headphones To PC For Xbox One Audio
Another alternative way to get your Xbox One audio to your Bluetooth headphones is by making use of your PC. How do you do that? Well, you can follow the steps mentioned below.
- Power up your Xbox One console and connect it to the internet. Now, connect your Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC to the internet.
- You need to download the Xbox Console Companion app. The app is available via the Microsoft Store.
- Launch the app and sign in with the account used on the Xbox One.
- Click on the Connection icon in the app and choose to add a Device.
- Once the app finds your Xbox One, select it.
- With the Xbox One connected successfully to the app, you can easily play your Xbox One games on your PC.
- In the meantime, you can also connect your Bluetooth headphones to your Windows PC and stream the Xbox One audio to your Bluetooth headset.
This concludes the guide on how you can easily connect your Bluetooth headphones to your Xbox One. Sure the ways are a bit like beating around the bush. But hey, it’s a solution that works just fine. It is a shame that the Xbox One does not have Bluetooth capabilities right away. This is even the same scenario with the Xbox Series X and Series S. It’s unfortunate that Microsoft uses its own protocol for pairing headphones that are specifically designed to be used with the console.