No, you cannot connect your AirPods to your Xbox One, but there is a method to utilize them during a gaming session, which is described below.
Can AirPods Be Used on Xbox One?
Unfortunately, Microsoft’s Xbox One lacks Bluetooth connectivity, which means there is no way to connect Apple AirPods to the console. AirPods cannot be connected to the Xbox One controller’s headphone jack.
While AirPods cannot be connected to an Xbox One console or controller, you can use them during an Xbox One gaming session by using the official Xbox app on iOS or Android.
Note: Traditional wired headphones and earphones can still be plugged into the Xbox One controller’s headphone connector.
How to Use the Xbox App to Connect AirPods to an Xbox One
The official Xbox app is available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, as well as the majority of Android smartphones and tablets. It allows you to keep track of your Xbox Achievements, purchase Xbox One games, and send direct messages (DMs) to your Xbox Network acquaintances.
Here’s how to pair an Xbox One console with the Xbox software and Apple AirPods.
- Connect your AirPods to an iOS or Android device.
- Install the Xbox iOS or Android app on your smartphone or tablet.
- Open the Xbox app, then sign in with the same Xbox or Microsoft account you use on your Xbox One.
Tip: Xbox and Microsoft accounts are interchangeable. They have varying names depending on the device and service.
- If you already added your Microsoft account to your device, it may appear as an option. If the email address provided for your Xbox One console is correct, touch it. If it isn’t, hit Add new account and enter the email address and password connected with your account.
- Tap the Let’s Play button.
- Select the Parties icon. It’s the emblem that resembles three individuals.
- Tap the Start a party button.
Tip: You should connect to a Wi-Fi signal to avoid using up your cellular data.
- An Xbox party will be established right away.
- Tap the Invite to Party button.
- Tap the names of all the people you wish to invite to your Xbox party.
Tip: Simply tap someone’s name again to deselect them.
- Tap the Send invitation button. All of the invited friends should receive an invitation notification on their Xbox One consoles or the Xbox app right away.
- Put on your Apple AirPods and start talking with your buddies.
- When you’re done talking, tap Leave party.
How to Use Other Apps to Connect AirPods to Xbox One
You may use your AirPods to speak with your gaming friends using any other chat app, in addition to the Xbox app.
Many people choose to connect through the Discord app, but you can also use Skype, Line, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram while playing an Xbox One video game.
Start a voice call or chat as you normally would to use these apps. The main disadvantage of using these applications is that not all of your Xbox buddies may have them loaded.