Is it possible to stream audio output from a PC/Mac (I myself use a Mac) to the speaker or headphone jack on a Sony DualShock 4 controller over Bluetooth? I have done some digging around the Web and come up with little to nothing so far, but I would be thrilled if anyone can find a way to do this.

Interestingly, however, when I hold down the PS and Share buttons to pair my DS4 with my Mac, THREE devices appear on the list of available Bluetooth devices in System Preferences (see screenshot).Bluetooth System Preferences

I can pair with the first of the three, called "Wireless Controller" and bearing a standard Bluetooth icon, and use the DS4 as a game controller (albeit with no rumble, no audio input or output of any kind, no LED, and no trackpad) normally. I cannot connect to the second listing at all, but when I try to pair with the third listing, said listing shifts above the gray line dividing paired and unpaired devices and says "Connected" while still displaying the black-and-white loading pinwheel (although nothing else happens during that time period.) After about a minute, the "Connected" message changes to "Pairing Failed" and the loading pinwheel is replaced with a yellow caution sign. Also curiously, each time I try to connect with any one of the three, all three of the "Pair" buttons are grayed out rather than just that one. Once I successfully pair with the "Wireless Controller" listing, the other two disappear.

  • Possibly bettor off on Super User
    – Ben
    Oct 16, 2014 at 1:02
  • Did you ever get this to work?
    – Ben
    Sep 27, 2015 at 11:11
  • Unfortunately not. I no longer even have a Mac or a DualShock. Still interested if anyone does figure it out, though.
    – Matt
    Sep 27, 2015 at 12:19
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    I will say that the Nintendo RVL-CNT-01 is more than likely a wiimote, other than that I'm a bit lost as well. On a semi-related note, it seems that at least your and my DS4's audio interface share's the same bluetooth address 00:3c:7f:f0:f0:0a
    – hanetzer
    Mar 22, 2016 at 23:03
  • Yep, that was the Wiimote I had paired to my MBP. Not really related, though.
    – Matt
    Mar 22, 2016 at 23:05

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I have not found a software only fix, but apparently there is now a wireless USB dongle for the DualShock 4, compatible with both PC and Mac. It allows full use of all the DS4's functions on both platforms as far as I know, including the touch pad and the headphone jack.

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