To be completely honest, Bluetooth gaming chairs aren’t exactly wireless. There are so many different gaming chairs and they all have different features.
Not only do gaming chairs vary, but not all consoles support Bluetooth connections. If you have a Bluetooth gaming chair, this guide will show you how to connect consoles to a Bluetooth gaming chair. Yes, it is still possible even for Xbox One which lacks Bluetooth capabilities.
Setting up your wireless transmitters
When you hear Bluetooth, you immediately think it’s going to be wireless. In fact, these wireless transmitters aren’t exactly wireless either. But, in order to connect your gaming chair to your console via Bluetooth, you will have to use these wireless transmitters to do so.
There are two types of wireless transmitters. They are the analog transmitter and the wireless DAC (digital to analog converter) transmitter. They both act as a third-party device that connects the two devices (your Bluetooth gaming chair and console/TV) via radio waves.
Both types of wireless transmitters must be connected to a control and must be received by a receiver. Most gaming chairs, which offer Bluetooth capabilities, also include a transmitter and receiver with the appropriate cables.
The transmitter needs to be connected to the gaming chair while the receiver is connected to the console or TV. Here are the steps you must follow for each type of wireless transmitter.
Power on the transmitter and set a wireless channel on the transmitter. You can see the wireless channels on the transmitter itself, which are typically labeled 1, 2, and 3.
Plug it into the headphone jack or audio jack (usually the 3.5mm jack) on your TV. Set the volume of your TV in the menu and the manual volume of the TV itself. It depends on the type of TV you have.
Make sure your transmitter is on, as well as the gaming chair. Set the gaming chair to the same channel as your transmitter and it should be connected at this point.
You can test the controls on the gaming chair to see if it works or is connected. You should be able to hear the TV’s audio output to your gaming chair speakers.
Wireless DAC Transmitter
For an optical connection, use the cable provided by the gaming chair and connect it to the SPDIF port on the wireless DAC transmitter. Connect the other end of the cable to the SPDIF or Digital Out (optical) port on your console. Use the USB cable to connect the transmitter to your console and turn it on.
Turn on the gaming chair after connecting the transmitter to your console and turn it on as well. Set the gaming chair to the same transmitter channel as the wireless DAC transmitter and that should connect it.
Setting up your gaming chair for your consoles
While on the main PS4 screen, go to your settings and open it. Find Sound and Screen and open the next one. Choose Audio Output Settings and it opens two options. Select Primary Output Port and change from HDMI OUT to DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) which should be the SPDIF port cable we just connected a while ago.
If it does not appear, there is something wrong with the (wireless) connection or the cable is not connected correctly. Try moving your gaming chair closer to your PS4 and going in and out of setup to see if it works.