How to Connect a Bluetooth Device to a PS3

By Zeus Tyrone Mendoza ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • PlayStation 3
  • Bluetooth

Bluetooth is an wireless audio device that lets you chat to others without having to hold onto an audio peripheral such a microphone or a cellphone. PS3 is capable of connecting to any Bluetooth device, which is useful for a better gaming experience via its multiplayer games. Connecting a Bluetooth headset is easy to do and only takes a couple of minutes to set up.

Turn on your PS3 and access the cross media bar. Go to "Settings" then scroll down to "Accessory Settings".

Go to "Manage Bluetooth Devices". It will ask if you want to register the Bluetooth device, so select "Yes" under this option.

Select "Star Scanning" to search for any Bluetooth peripherals. Make sure that Bluetooth device is within close proximity for the PS3 to be able to identify the product.

Turn on "Pairing Mode" on your Bluetooth device. This will ensure that the device is detected by the PS3.

Select the Bluetooth device name that pops up on screen. Then on the security code menu type in "0000" as the passkey and press "OK" to register and connect your Bluetooth device.

Go to "Audio Device Settings" under the cross menu once you have completed the Bluetooth's registration. You can use this to test that the headset functions properly.

About the Author

Zeus Tyrone Mendoza is an award-winning and accomplished freelance writer from California. Mendoza has contributed works published in "Kerygma" magazine, "Philippine Star Newspaper," and the monthly newsletter for the world renowned GK Community Development Foundation. Mendoza holds a B.A. in English creative writing from California State University, Northridge.