Do you wish to pair your Bluetooth earbuds, headphones, or a headset with your Xbox One gaming system?

You will quickly learn that Microsoft does not natively support Bluetooth audio if you attempt to pair them. Fortunately, there is a different way to do this.

The secret is to connect your headphones using your phone. Even better, any Xbox console that supports the Xbox app can use this technique.

This is the simplest way to enable Xbox players to use Bluetooth headphones to listen to gaming audio.

This is the procedure.

Step 1: Open Xbox One’s settings menu.

Start your Xbox One system, then go to the account settings. Select Devices & Connections from the left menu. You can also choose among options for peripherals, remote features, digital assistants, mice, media remotes, Kinect, discs, and Blu-ray in this section.

Step 2. Turn on remote features

Then, choose “Remote Features.” Make sure the radio button next to “Enable Remote Features” is selected in this section. Check the box to allow remote functionality if it isn’t already selected. Your setup will be briefly tested by the Xbox, which will then give you a connection report.

All of your Xbox One’s remote features are enabled through Remote Features. This enables you to use your phone to connect to your Xbox One console whenever you want.

Step 3. Download the Xbox app for a phone.

Download the Xbox app to your iPhone or Android device from the Google Play Store, if appropriate. Users can use the app to stream games from their Xbox system to their phones over the internet. But you won’t employ it in that way. Instead, you’ll make use of the app’s ability to stream gameplay audio.

Step 4. Enable Remote Play

Once the download is finished, launch the Xbox app on your phone. You’ll notice an Xbox console symbol at the top of the screen. On the icon, click. When you do so, a screen with the options will appear that says “Xbox One Console On.” Using this device’s remote, Manage installed games by opening the remote control. “Remote play on this device” should be clicked.

The Xbox will attempt to connect to your Xbox One while displaying animation and the text “Getting your console ready.” We located your console but can’t connect, it will say if it has problems connecting to your network. Change your Wi-Fi or cellular network and try again. Your phone’s screen will reflect the one on your TV once you’re connected. The quality of your phone’s and Xbox’s connection will depend on your internet speed.

Step 5. Attach Bluetooth headphones to the phone.

Once your Xbox One console is linked to your Android or iPhone, all you need to do to hear the game’s audio is couple any Bluetooth headphones or headset with your phone. This is how you do it.

Pair Bluetooth headphones with an Android phone.

  1. Start pairing your headphones.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen on your phone to reveal the “Quick Settings” menu.
  3. Switch on Bluetooth.
  • All linked and accessible devices are displayed on the Bluetooth settings screen.

Tap and hold the Bluetooth symbol to navigate to the settings screen manually.

Locate and choose the name of your headphones under “Available Devices” in step 4.

  1. A message titled “Bluetooth pairing request” will appear. To agree, press “Ok.”
  2. Your phone will now show “Connected for audio” as the name of your headphones.
  3. A notification will be audible and play over your headphones.

Attach Bluetooth headphones to your iPhone.

  1. Activate Bluetooth on your headphones and set pairing mode.
  2. Click “Settings” on your phone.
  3. In the settings menu, select Bluetooth and confirm that it is turned on.
  4. Select the headphone pair you want to connect under “Other Devices” by tapping on them.
  5. You’ll be informed that your headphones are connected.
  6. Your phone’s “My Devices” section will now show your headphones.
  7. A notification will be audible and play over your headphones.

How to Pair Wireless Headsets with Xbox One

The Xbox One from Microsoft does not support Bluetooth audio that is paired directly to the device. Therefore, if you wish to connect a headphone directly to the Xbox, you must use an approved Microsoft Xbox Wireless Headset or a headset that is compatible with the Xbox One.

Activate your Xbox One headset and console.

  1. For around 4 seconds, press and hold the headset’s power button.
  • A pairing tone that repeats will be audible.
  • The headset’s power light will start to blink erratically.
  1. On the front of the Xbox One console, find the Pair button.

Four. Press the Pair button. The console’s power light will start blinking.

  1. After connecting the headset and console, the power lights on both devices will cease flashing.
  2. The game audio will play if the devices are successfully linked.


You’ll discover that Microsoft doesn’t natively support Bluetooth audio if you wish to utilize Bluetooth headphones with your Xbox One. But it’s simple to link your headphones to your phone using the Xbox app.

For this to function, you must enter the Xbox One console’s settings. Download the Xbox app after that, then customize the settings on your phone. Pairing your Bluetooth headphones with your phone is required in order to hear game audio.

We go into great depth on how to pair any Bluetooth headphones with your iPhone or Android device. Finally, we go over how to connect your Xbox One console to a suitable wireless headset.

When you play video games, do your ears become warm and perspire? The next post in this series looks at ways to keep your ears cool while using headphones.