Can I Use Alexa as a Speaker for My PS4? A Detailed Guide

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How to Use Alexa as a Speaker for PS4

Using Alexa as a speaker for your PS4 isn’t a straightforward task, but it can be done by following these steps:

Step 1: Adjust the PS4 Settings

  1. Go to the PS4 settings.
  2. Navigate to Devices > Audio Devices.
  3. Ensure it’s set to audio output as headset connected to controller.

Step 2: Troubleshoot if Necessary

If the audio is not playing:

  1. Unplug the dongle.
  2. Let the PS4 and dot drop it.
  3. Plug it back in.
  4. If still no sound, go into Alexa and forget the device.

PS4’s Audio Output Capabilities

The PS4 will automatically output sound via HDMI, so adjusting these settings is usually unnecessary. However:

  1. If you connect a device like an AV amplifier for a home theater to the PS4 system’s digital out optical port, you can manually change the audio output setting.

What Can Alexa Do with PS4?

The Power of Alexa with PS4

When you buy the Echo or Echo Dot, you can ask Alexa to:

  • Play music.
  • Tell you the weather.
  • Answer your questions.
  • Control your lights and thermostat.
  • Order from Amazon.
  • Turn on your TV, Xbox One, PS4, or other home theater equipment.

Can I Use USB Speakers on PS4?

The PS4’s operating system and ecosystem are unique, and if the USB speakers don’t work, there is no way to add a driver to the PS4. Some may think to pipe the PS4 audio to a PC that can then push the audio along to USB, but this is not an ideal solution. Your only option might be to use an RCA or 3.5mm adapter as a PC today.