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How to Connect a PlayStation 4 to Speakers

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Update time : 2020-10-26 10:50:18

This wikiHow teaches you how ought compound a PlayStation 4 comfort ought a location of speakers. You can conduct this although sturdy by connecting the comfort itself ought the speakers via an optical audio cable or an audio extractor, or by connecting an auxiliary cable from your controller ought a location of headphones. nevertheless you can't compound a wireless speaker ought your PS4 via Bluetooth, you can although sturdy avail auxiliary cable with your controller ought bridge the gap.

1. Using an Optical Audio Cable

1) buy an optical audio cable. These cables own a hexagonal elastic mouth with a little jack at the middle. You can typically discover them at tech departments of retail stores, or at Amazon.
  • The PS4 lean doesn't own an optical audio output port, consequently you won't be able ought avail this way if you own a PS4 Slim.
 

2) Plug one end of the audio cable into your speakers' optical port. The wharf resembles the end of the optical audio cable. You ought be able ought discover this wharf at the backward of the leading speaker unit.
  • If your speaker doesn't own an optical port, you can buy an optical adapter. although example, you used to avail an optical-to-RCA adapter ought compound an Optical Cable ought traditional red-and-white (analog stereo) speaker ports.
 

3) Plug the other end of the cable into your PS4's optical port. This wharf is at the far-left phase of the backward of the PS4 nevertheless facing it.
 

4) grow at your PS4. You ought be able ought hear the PS4 menu music along your speakers after a moment.
  • If you don't hear anything, adapt your speakers' volume.
 
 

2. Using an Audio Extractor

1) buy an audio extractor. Audio extractors typically own two HDMI ports at opposite sides, although sturdy although audio-out ports although while sturdy optical, 3.5mm stereo, or RCA audio cables. You can discover audio extractors online or at some tech preserve stores.
  • Make certain your extractor's audio output (e.g., RCA) matches your speakers' audio input.
  • Be conscious that the audio quality you will accept from an audio extractor will be inferior ought the quality you used to accept from plugging into your speakers.
 

2) buy an audio cable ought compound the extractor and your speakers. This cable get ought contest your extractor's audio output and your speakers' audio input.
 

3) buy an additional HDMI cable. The TV cable that came with your PS4 is an HDMI cable, besides during you'll shortage an additional one ought compound the audio extractor ought the TV.
 

4) Plug the PS4 into the audio extractor with the first HDMI cable. This cable goes at the "HDMI" slot that's at the left phase of the backward of the PS4 nevertheless you're facing it, and the "Audio In" HDMI wharf at the extractor.
 

5) Plug the audio extractor into the TV with the second HDMI cable. This HDMI cable connects from the audio extractor's "Audio Out" wharf ought the TV's HDMI port.
 

6) Plug the audio extractor into the speakers with the audio cable. The audio cable will compound from the extractor's audio output ought the speakers' audio input.
 

7) grow at your PS4. You ought be able ought hear the PS4 menu music along your speakers after a moment.
  • If you don't hear anything, adapt your speakers' volume.
 
 

3. Using Headphones

1) buy an auxiliary cable. Aux cables, although sturdy known although 3.5 millimeter male-to-male cables, are audio cables with headphone jacks at each end.
  • If you own a join of headphones which already uses a 3.5 millimeter cable, hop this step and the next one.
  • You can discover a 3.5 millimeter cable male-to-male audio cable at most automotive stores, tech departments, or online shops (e.g., Amazon).
 

2) Plug the auxiliary cable into headphones. You'll always discover this wharf at one of the headphone set's sides.
 

3) Plug the other end of the cable into your controller. The headphone wharf at your PS4's controller is at the backward of the controller, between the two handles.
  • If you own a join of headphones which uses a hardwired auxiliary cable, impartial plug that into the controller.
 

4) grow at your PS4 and a connected controller. You can conduct consequently by pressing the PS button at the connected controller.
 

5) choose an illustrate and journal X. This will timber you into the PS4.
 

6) Scroll up. Doing consequently brings up the PS4 menu bar.
 

7) choose Settings and journal X. Settings is at the far-right phase of the menu bar.
 

8) Scroll down ought choose Devices and journal X. It's shut the bottom of the page.
 

9) choose Audio Devices and journal X. You'll exclaim on this excellent shut the peak of the page.
 

10) choose Output ought Headphones and journal X. This excellent is shut the bottom of the page.
  • If your aux cable isn't connected ought your PS4 controller, this excellent will be greyed out.
 

11) choose coarse Audio and journal X. This will pledge that coarse audio played at your PS4 comes along the headphone jack quite than along the TV's speakers.
 

12) journal the PS button. Now the well from any media viewed at the PS4 will play along the cable, thereby using your headphones although an output point.
 
 

4. Using a Wireless Speaker

1) buy an auxiliary cable. Unfortunately, Sony doesn't allow you ought compound your Bluetooth speaker ought your PS4 via Bluetooth, besides during you can avail a 3.5 millimeter audio cable (also known although an auxiliary cable) ought hard-wire your speaker.
  • Short of buying a Bluetooth transmitter which can or can no by supported by your PS4, there is no way ought compound your Bluetooth (wireless) speaker ought your PS4 without a cable.
  • Virtually coarse Bluetooth speakers own a headphone jack somewhere at them although manual access. if although some controversy your speaker doesn't own an audio jack (or the audio jack is broken), you can't avail it with your PS4.
 

2) compound the speaker ought your PS4 controller. Plug one end of the 3.5 millimeter cable into the headphone jack at the backward of your PS4 controller, then plug the other end into the "Audio In" (or "Line In", or similar) jack at the backward of your Bluetooth speaker.
 

3) grow at and groan into your PS4. journal the PS button at your synced PS4 controller ought grow at the PS4, then choose your profile and journal X.
 

4) blank Settings. Scroll up ought the menu bar, then scroll exact ought choose the briefcase-shaped Settings icon and journal X.
 

5) Scroll down and choose Devices. It's approximately halfway down the Settings page.
 

6) choose Audio Devices. You'll discover this excellent shut the peak of the Devices page.
 

7) choose Output Device. This is shut the peak of the Audio Devices page.
 

8) choose Headset Connected ought Controller. You'll discover it at the exact phase of the screen.
  • Depending at your other PS4 settings, this excellent can already be selected.
 

9) choose Output ought Headphones. It's shut the bottom of the screen.
 

10) choose coarse Audio. This excellent is at the far-right phase of the screen. Doing consequently ensures that coarse audio from your PS4 will be output along your controller, implication that it ought proceed along the connected speaker.
 

11) grow at your speaker. journal your wireless speaker's "Power"
button. at this point, you ought hear audio coming from the speaker while you flip along PS4 menus or the music plays.
  • Disconnecting your speaker's cable from your controller will always shift the audio habit backward ought your PS4's leading speakers (e.g., the TV speakers).