How to connect Bluetooth headphones to Xbox One

How to connect Bluetooth headphones to Xbox One

The Xbox One is a little bit of an awkward console with its inability to swap out internal hard drives, no instant share button on the controller, and more. But, the lack of a certain feature leaves a lot of people questioning why? That feature is the lack of support for connecting Bluetooth headphones. However, we wouldn’t be writing an article about how to connect Bluetooth headphones to Xbox One if it wasn’t possible. There are some tweaks and changes you can do to your setup so you too can hook up any of your Bluetooth enabled headphones to your Xbox One console.

How to connect Bluetooth headphones to Xbox One

We stated earlier that the Xbox One doesn’t support Bluetooth headphone support but that isn’t 100% true. There are some officially licensed Bluetooth headsets that you can use with the Xbox One but these are few and far between and are a little different that the traditional Bluetooth headphones you’re probably used to using. If you would rather go down that route however, due to the simplistic nature of using one of those headsets with your console, the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gaming Headset is a solid choice and works extremely well in a variety of situations.

However, if you’re someone who wants to use Bluetooth headphones that you’ve already purchased for your everyday life on your Xbox One console, you’re going to need to follow the steps below to successfully pair your tech.

  • First, you’re going to need to purchase a Bluetooth transmitter capable of fitting into the 3.5mm jack in the bottom of your controller. Something like the ELEGIANT Bluetooth 5.0 Receiver works well and is very compact, hopefully not impacting your grip on the controller
  • Next, you’ll need to turn on your Bluetooth transmitter and plug it into your controller
  • Make sure your receiver is in “pairing mode” and turn on your Bluetooth headphones, putting them into the same mode
  • Your Bluetooth headphones should pair with the receiver
  • You should now be able to hear your in-game sounds through the Bluetooth headphones you’ve connected to your Xbox One through the receiver inserted into your controller

It’s a slight annoyance that you have to use an additional peripheral like a Bluetooth receiver to connect Bluetooth headphones to your Xbox One but, it gets the job done and works well overall.

We hope that this article has taught you how to connect Bluetooth headphones to an Xbox One but if you have more Xbox One issues, we may have just the guide for you. Here are some examples:

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Jacob Woodward
Jacob Woodward
Jacob has had his head in games since owning the original Game Boy. His aim is to play most, if not all games as they release which perfectly informs his guide and feature writing.
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