AirPods have become a standard handy Bluetooth headphone that we often use to consume music and other media. As a result, most games own AirPods and often want to use them while playing games on their Xbox. But they cannot pair AirPods to Xbox, raising the question: how to connect AirPods to Xbox. 

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How to Connect Airpods To Xbox

At the time of writing this guide, Apple’s Airpods are not officially supported on Xbox, may it be the previous gen, Xbox One, or the current gen, Xbox Series X | S. But, you can use third-party hardware, like the AudioBox from Skull & Co. to connect Airpods to Xbox. 

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While the AudioBox will cost you $32.99 – $35.99, it adds Bluetooth 5.0 support with low latency, high fidelity, a built-in mic, and other such things, letting you connect any Bluetooth headphones to your Xbox, including Apple’s AirPods. 

In fact, the brand even advertises on its official website that AudioBox creates “great compatibility, optimized for AirPods and AirPods Pro, and works with all Bluetooth headphones.”

If paying extra dollars is not an option for you and you are still looking to use your AirPods while playing games on Xbox, we recommend connecting your AirPods to your TV or Monitor. 

While not every monitor offers Bluetooth support, almost every modern TV, even the cheapest ones, comes with Bluetooth support. So, you can utilize that to connect your AirPods to your TV and then use its Audio Output for listening to your Xbox’s audio. 

The last option is to play Xbox games using Remote Play via the Xbox App on your mobile device that can easily connect to an AirPod or AirPod Pro. But this option is not practical and often relies on a solid internet connection. 

That is it. That concludes our guide on how to connect AirPods to Xbox.

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