How to Connect AirPods to Xbox Series

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Are you an avid gamer who loves to stay connected and up-to-date on the latest technology? You may have recently heard about Apple AirPods, but can you use them on your Xbox Series S or Xbox One console? The answer is both yes and no.

Yes, it is possible to connect your AirPods to your Xbox Series S or Xbox One console using the Xbox Wireless Headset. However, because of the lack of Bluetooth support on most Xbox consoles, this isn’t the traditional way in which you would uually connect your AirPods.

The Xbox Wireless Headset connects wirelessly to both your Xbox Series S or Xbox One console as well as any Windows, Android, or iOS device via Bluetooth. This means that while you won’t be able to directly connect your AirPods to your console, they will still be able to provide a wireless connection beween your gaming headset and the console itself.

To get started with connecting your AirPods to your gaming console, you will need to first press the Xbox button on your controller and go into Devices & Connections. From there select Remote Features and make sure that Enable Remote Features is checked before proceeding. After that, simply connect your AirPods with eiter a phone or tablet that supports Bluetooth connectivity and then pair them with the wireless headset from within the Xbox app.

Now that you know how to use AirPods with an Xbox Series S or an Xbox One console, you can enjoy a more immersive gaming experience without having wires getting in the way!

Connecting AirPods to Xbox S Series

The Xbox S Series can be connected to AirPods through the Xbox Companion app. To do this, first press the Xbox button to open the main menu on your Xbox. Then, go to Devices & connections, select Remote features, and check the box labeled Enable remote features. After that, connect your AirPods to your phone or tablet and launch the Xbox Companion app. Finally, select your console from the list of devices and then select Connect from the dropdown menu in the top-right corner of the screen. With these steps completed, you shoud now be able to connect your AirPods to your Xbox S Series with ease!

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Does the Xbox Series S Have Bluetooth Capability?

Yes, Xbox Series S does have Bluetooth. The console can connect to oter Bluetooth-enabled devices like headphones, headsets, controllers, and more. You can also use a wireless adapter to connect your Xbox Wireless Headset or other compatible headsets directly to your Xbox Series S console.

Can Xbox Series S Connect to Bluetooth Earbuds?

Yes, you can use your Bluetooth earbuds with your Xbox Series S. However, you will need to purchase a Bluetooth adapter since the console does not come with a built-in Bluetooth module. The adapter will allow you to pair your Bluetooth earbuds with your console. Once paired, audio will be streamed from the console directly to the earbuds.

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Using AirPods as a Microphone

Yes, you can use AirPods as a microphone! Each AirPod has an internal microphone that allos you to make phone calls and use Siri. The microphone is set to Automatic by default, so either of your AirPods can act as the primary mic. If you’re only using one AirPod, that will be the mic. You can also manually set the mic to Always Left or Always Right if needed.

Turning On Bluetooth on Xbox Series S

To turn on the Xbox Series S Bluetooth, first press the Xbox button ? on your controller to turn it on. Then press and hold the controller’s Pair button ? for three seconds, then release. Next, open your Android device’s Bluetooth settings by goig to Apps > Settings > Connected devices > Pair new device. You may now see a list of nearby Bluetooth devices that are available for pairing with your Xbox Series S.

Does the Xbox One S Have Bluetooth Audio Capabilities?

No, the Xbox One S does not have Bluetooth audio capabilities. The Xbox One S does not have a built-in Bluetooth radio component, and the controllers connect to the console using a proprietary RF signal. The only way to get audio from an Xbox One S to a Bluetooth device is to use an adapter that connects to the console’s optical audio port.


In conclusion, AirPods are a great choice for anyone lookig for a convenient, high-quality audio experience. While they are not supported directly by the Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S consoles, they can be connected to these devices through the Xbox Wireless Headset or via Bluetooth on other compatible devices. AirPods offer excellent sound quality and easy setup, making them an ideal choice for day-to-day listening.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.