How to Connect PS4 to Soundbar

There’s no doubt Soundbar enhances your gaming experience. PS4 works great with a soundbar. Also, soundbars come in a compact form. Moreover, it is very simple and easy to connect to your PS4 and they come in different sizes according to your needs and preferences. 

So, the important question lies ‘How to connect PS4 to Soundbar’. Well, the answer is very simple. By using an HDMI port, you can connect your PS4 to the soundbar. Another way to connect your PS4 to a soundbar is by using an optical cable. 

How to Connect PS4 to Soundbar

There are various ways or steps to connect your PlayStation to the soundbar. You can either connect your PS4 to the soundbar by using an optical cable or by using an auxiliary cable from your PlayStation to a headphone. 

However, you cannot connect your controller to a Bluetooth speaker. In such cases, you need to use an auxiliary cable that will act as a medium between the two. 

Now, let’s get into a detailed step by step explanation:

Step 1

Firstly, connect the provided USB cable to the device.

Step 2

Next, connect the device to the optical port and the USB to the USB port.

Step 3

Turn on your soundbar.

Step 4

If you notice the Bluetooth symbol is blinking, double-tap the bottom of the device.

Step 5

After pressing the button of the device, it will start connecting, and you will see the Bluetooth symbol has stopped blinking. It means it is paired with the device. 

Step 6

Finally, your PS4 is connected to the soundbar. To confirm, you can proceed with a sound test.

Does the PS4 have an optical port?

Yes! A PS4 has an inbuilt optical port in it. The role of an optical port is to provide digital surround sound with the help of a fibre optic. However, the optical port does not function as an HDMI. Optical port solely connected to your controller to the TV. Also, it works as an additional audio output for your PS4. 

Therefore, many users who use gaming consoles often use an optical port to connect their PS4 to the soundbar. Hence, it works close to an audio device. Not only does the optical port work for PS4, but it can also be connected to surround sound headphones.

Is HDMI the only way to connect PS4?

HDMI is the only video output that could be connected to PS4. However, without an HDMI, it is not possible to run your PS4. Also, PS4 does not have a driver that can provide support for USB to HDMI adapters. Therefore, using a USB port as an outputting video option cannot be implemented here.

How can I play my PS4 without HDMI?

With the help of an HDMI converter, you can play PS4 without trouble on TV. It is one of the safest and easiest ways to deal with it when you have a PS4 without an HDMI. Also, an HDMI converter codes the signal into something where the television can understand and project it perfectly. 

Can I use my standard-definition TV with PS4?

When you connect your PS4 to the TV, the HDMI output will automatically change based on the TV or device connected. Therefore, the HDMI output comes with a default feature that adjusts itself according to the TV model. So, as soon as you connect it to your TV, it will automatically change its mode.

Can I use PS4 for Surround Sound?

PS4 comes with 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound features. Moreover, you can enable this function on both external speakers and headphones. However, you will require an optical cable and HDMI cable to connect your external speaker to a TV or other device.

What does PS4 Slim include?

A PS4 Slim comes with all features and accessories at an affordable price range. Therefore, the various features a PS4 Slim include:

  • DualShock 4 gamepad
  • Micro-cable
  • Power cable
  • Monaural wired earpiece
  • HDMI cable
  • 1 TB storage drive
  • Gaming library
  • Play Blu-ray disc


  • It supports a 1 TB storage drive.
  • It is small and sleek in design
  • It comes with a PS4 game library that includes PS VR


  • It doesn’t come with an optical audio output
  • PS Plus subscription required for playing an online multiplayer game

How do I connect a soundbar to my PS4 slim?

Connect your PS4 to the TV by using an HDMI cable. After that, connect your soundbar to the TV by using an optical cable. Next, adjust your TV to transmit audio through the optical cable and not through the speakers.

Why does the PS4 say Bluetooth soundbars are incompatible?

The best way to connect your PS4 to the Bluetooth soundbars is by using an audio optical cable. It is the only best option to connect your PS4 to Bluetooth soundbars.


Therefore, both PS4 and PS4 Slim have more or less the same features and accessories. However, PS4 can be connected to a soundbar by using an optical cable or auxiliary cable. 

On the other hand, a PS4 slim can be connected to a soundbar by using both an HDMI cable and optical cable. Therefore, both gaming consoles support soundbars that give an excellent gaming experience.

So, next time when you go to buy a PlayStation, also get yourself an affordable soundbar from the market. It will enhance your gaming experience to the fullest.

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Yo, I'm Sreekanth Devireddy, a technologist, designer and a passionate writer. Previously worked under tech giants as a Head Of Product Reviews. I love to review products and write buyers guide, that helps people to make the right decision at the right time.

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