How To Connect Airpods To Xbox One Console [ Easy Method ]

How To Connect Airpods To Xbox One Console [ Easy Method ]

Hey guys, today we are going to talk about how to connect Apple Airpods with Xbox One gaming console? But before that here are some quarries and their answers that will help you to understand actual problem and solution.

Can We connect Apple AirPods to Xbox One?

Unfortunately, Microsoft’s Xbox One doesn’t support the Bluetooth connectivity feature. That means, Xbox one has no native feature to pair Apple AirPods to an Xbox console. While you can’t connect AirPods with Xbox One console or controller, you can still use them during an Xbox One gaming session.

We already managed a full detail post on “how to connect Bluetooth headset with Xbox one console?” But Apple AirPods are highly popular wireless earphone for both audio and communicating with other via their built-in microphone. Due to this, many users want to know is it possible to connect Airpods to Xbox One console as a gaming headset.

Probably you may know that Xbox one console comes with 3.5 mm audio jack and it allows you to add wired headphone or earphone on Xbox one. But Apple Airpods are wireless gadget and we can’t connect it on Xbox one gaming console because Xbox lacks Bluetooth support. Still we can use them during an Xbox One gaming session. After applying the trick to attach Airpods on Xbox one, check out How To GameShare On Xbox One – Share Xbox Games?

How to Connect AirPods Xbox One With Official Xbox App

The official Xbox app is available for all devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android smartphones and tablets. You can use it to track Xbox Achievements, buy Xbox One games, and send DMs to your Xbox Live friends.

So here is a method for how to use Xbox app [ official ] and Apple AirPods together during the gaming on Xbox One console.

This method is for both android and iOS devices. Just follow the below steps to pair Airpods with Xbox One using Xbox one app.

  • First off all, Pair your AirPods to your iOS or Android phone.
  • Download official Xbox app for iOS or Android Smartphone or tablet from Google Play store.
  • Open the Xbox app on your device [android / iOS], then tap Sign in and log in with the same Xbox or Microsoft account you use on your Xbox One. [Xbox One and Xbox Application ID should be same]
  • After adding Microsoft account to your device, it may automatically show up as an option. If the displayed email associated with your Xbox One console is correct, just tap on it. Otherwise, tap on “Add new account” option and enter your account’s associated credentials [ID & password].
  • Tap Let’s play – Logging in to the Xbox app

let's play xbox one app

  • Find the “Parties icon” and tap on it. It’s the icon that looks like three people >> again Tap on “Start a party” as shown in below screenshot.
  • An Xbox party will immediately be created for you.
  • Next, click on Invite to party.

Creating an Xbox Live party in the Xbox app

Now you can add your friends name for Xbox party by taping on their names. If you want to kick out someone, simply tap their name again and it will deselect automatically.

  • Click on “Send invitation” from bottom section. This step will send notification message to all of the invited friends on their Xbox One consoles or on their Xbox app.

Send Invitation button xbox one

  • Put your Apple AirPods on and begin chatting with your invited Xbox friends.
Please Note
In this way we can use Airpods for chatting in Xbox one app but we can’t use AirPods to listen to the audio from your video game. All sound from your console will still come through your TV or its attached speakers. This is main drawback of pairing Airpods to console.

It’s also must to know that we can also use AirPods to chat with gaming friends using many other chat apps like Skype, Line, Whatsapp, FB Messenger and Telegram etc. use these apps as usual for voice call or chatting.

Quarry On reddit aabout Airpod connection for Xbox One

Can you connect Apple Airpods to an Xbox One X?

I have an Xbox One X and am thinking about picking up a pair for Apple Airpods. Before I purchase, I’d like to know if you can connect them to an Xbox One X. If so, does the sound and chat work or just the sound? I’ve been contemplating buying these airpods for a while and decided if they’ll work with my One X then I’ll make the plunge. Thank you.

Ans- Nope, Xbox one doesn’t support Bluetooth headsets iirc

How To Connect Airpods To Xbox One Console

Connecting the Xbox one with Apple Airpods can be little bit tricky because it doesn’t support Bluetooth function. Let’s see how to connect your AirPods to your Xbox One console?

  1. Turn ON the Xbox One first.
  2. Insert the Scosche Bluetooth Transmitter into the built-in 3.5mm Jack on Xbox Controller.

Scosche Bluetooth Transmitter for xbox

  1. Power On Bluetooth Transmitter – This time, Turn the transmitter ON by holding the power button for at least 3 seconds, or until you see flashing Blue and Red LEDs on the device.

Airpods Bluetooth transmitter for Xbox one  

  1. Press and hold the Airpods button until the light between the earbuds begins blinking white.

apple airpods

  1. Wait for few seconds and Airpods will pair to the Xbox One through the Scosche Bluetooth Adapter, allowing you to be fully immersed in the game without any interruptions.

connect airpods with xbox one

Please Note: Additional Bluetooth adapter is necessary to connect apple Airpods Xbox One console. Xbox one console comes with built-in 3.5 mm jack to add additional hardware. So we can use the same port to add Bluetooth connectivity device. After that pair your Airpods with the transmitter and enjoy your game wirelessly.

In case, your Xbox one is performing slow and taking time to load apps, then it may be because of junk file / cache file. Try to clear cache Xbox one and make free the device’s memory.

Jagmohan Singh Negi

I am Jagmohan Singh Negi A Tech Enthusiastic Person. I always want to explore something new and experiment on Android Smartphones, here on i share solutions of Latest Android Bugs and Their Fixes, Latest Android launches, and How-to-Type Solutions for All Android Smartphones.

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