How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Xbox One

How to connect Bluetooth headphones to Xbox one
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If you’re a gamer then it’s difficult to miss the Xbox One. Xbox one is one of Microsoft’s premium gaming consoles. Give a boost to your gaming experience with Microsoft’s Xbox One. Microsoft’s Xbox one is a very powerful gaming console with a plethora of features.

Apart from playing the best and most popular games on Xbox, there are multiple other entertainment options that you can enjoy. It allows you to get an immersive experience overall, be it a game or any movie.

There are 4K streaming and 4K blu-ray options. Enjoy your games and movies with the built-in Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Windows Sonic. It also supports various media apps like Spotify, Disney+, HBO Max, and many more.

But one thing it lacks is the Bluetooth feature. But we will show you how to connect your favorite Bluetooth headphones to Xbox one.

Why can’t we connect Bluetooth headsets with Xbox One simply?

The Xbox One does allow you to connect your headsets but the feature is only available to a handful of models.

Meaning, only a handful of headsets or headphones are compatible with Xbox One. Xbox One does not have a Bluetooth feature, instead what it has is a feature called Xbox Wireless. Xbox Wireless is a proprietary protocol owned by Microsoft that allows you to connect controllers and headphones wirelessly to your console.

However, this feature is limited to only a handful of headsets. But not all of us can afford or want to buy a new headset just for Xbox one, right? Many of us already have our favorite pair of Bluetooth headphones.

Moreover, most of the headphones that are compatible with the Xbox Wireless feature cost a bit more than normal Bluetooth headphones.

If so, are you able to connect your Bluetooth headphones to your Xbox One? The answer is yes, you can. Keep on reading to find out how.

How to Connect your Bluetooth Headphones to your Xbox One?

If the console does not have a built-in Bluetooth feature, the only option to connect your Bluetooth device is by using a third-party Bluetooth adapter. However, it does not ensure the best quality. But for now, this is your only option.

Meanwhile, there are two types of Bluetooth adapters.
Bluetooth Transmitter – The cheapest and most easily available option is the Bluetooth transmitter, a commonly available Bluetooth adapter.
And the second one is, Bluetooth transmitter and receiver. This lets your Xbox one transmit as well as receive Bluetooth. This will be helpful if you are into voice chat with your clan while playing games on Xbox One.

How to connect Bluetooth headphones to an audio jack (3.5mm)

If your Xbox One controller has a 3.5mm audio port then it’s super easy for you. Even if you do not have the 3.5mm audio port, don’t worry we have the solution ready for you as well. For those who don’t have the 3.5mm audio port feature, skip this part and hop on to the next part.

Just follow these two simple steps and enjoy your games with your favorite pair of Bluetooth headphones with the immersive sound.

Step 1 – Plug the Bluetooth transmitter into the 3.5mm audio jack port in your controller. You can find the port at the base of the Xbox One controller.
Step 2 – Pair your headphones to your Xbox One controller

Note: Don’t forget to sync your Xbox controller with the Xbox One to enable controller audio.

How to Sync an Xbox One Controller to Your Console Wirelessly?

Step 1: Turn on your Xbox One by pressing the button called ‘Xbox’ in front of the system.

Step 2: Now, turn on your controller by holding the Xbox button. Wait for the button to flash. This indicates that your controller is on now.

Step 3: Next, find the Bind button on your console. If you have an Xbox Instead, it has one original model, then you will find a button around the disc slot on the left side of the console. However, if you have Xbox One X or Xbox One S you will find the button at the bottom right of your system under the power button.

Step 4: Next, press and hold the Bind button. You will see the button flash a few times then stay still as soon as the controller is connected successfully.

And that’s it. It is as simple as that. Your controller is synced with your Xbox One console.
But, what if you don’t have an audio jack? Keep on reading. We have the solution for that as well.

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Your Xbox One without a 3.5mm Audio Jack


Those who lack the 3.5mm audio jack need an extra tool to connect their Bluetooth headphones. Apart from the Bluetooth adapter, you need the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter.

It is nothing but a peripheral that plugs into your Xbox pad. It provides a 3.5mm female audio port. Initially, it was intended to connect wired headphones to the controller.

You can use it to connect your Bluetooth adapter as well.

Follow the steps mentioned below to connect your Bluetooth headphones.
Step 1:
Insert the Xbox One stereo headset adapter into the port at the bottom of the controller.
Step 2: Then, connect the Bluetooth adapter to the hanging 3.5mm female audio port.
Step 3: You can now pair your Bluetooth headsets with your Xbox One.
You can now play your game on your favorite Bluetooth Headsets.

How to Use the Remote Play Feature with Bluetooth Headsets

There’s another way that allows you to play the game’s audio on your Bluetooth speaker. This is using the Remote Play feature to play Xbox games on your phone. However, this is only an option if you are okay with playing on a small screen.

For this to work, you need to stay close to your console. You will also need the Xbox app on your android or iphone. The Xbox app is easily available on the Play store and Apple store. Install the app on your mobile phone and follow the steps:

Turn on Bluetooth on your phone and pair it with your Bluetooth headphone

Connect the Xbox controller with your phone (the Xbox One controller will work just fine, or you can also use mobile controllers)

Now, navigate to the Guide button on your console and select profile & System.

Navigate to Settings > Device & connections > Remote features.

Tap on Enable remote features and change the power mode to Instant on.

Open the Xbox app on your mobile phone and Tap on the Remote play on your screen.

Go to Set up a console and then select Remote play on this device.

And that’s it. You can now enjoy all your Xbox games on your mobile phone.

Final Words

In conclusion, you can easily connect your Bluetooth headphones and headset to your Xbox One. You don’t have to buy a separate Xbox Wireless compatible headset just for playing games. All you need is a Bluetooth transmitter. We have explained each and every step to guide you on how to connect Bluetooth Headphones to Xbox One. Hope this article is useful to you.

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