The Sony Playstation 3 provides support for a Bluetooth headset so you can sit and relax on your sofa without having wires from the TV, etc.

The iPhone smart phone is Bluetooth-enabled.

Is there an app, or some other method available to allow the iPhone to act like a Bluetooth headset, thereby transmitting the sounds from the game to the iPhone (and then through the iPhone headphones into my ears)?

I found this forum thread (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/32319-39-mobile-phone-headset) from 2004 saying "No", but no real evidence as to why; plus it's a bit old now and not related to PS3. Is the answer really no? If so, why?

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    Just FYI because this confused me and it seems like you might be falling into the same trap: the PS3 supports bluetooth headsets, but you will not get game sound. You only get multiplayer voice comms over bluetooth, not in-game sound. (fortunately the bluetooth headset I bought was good for exercising, otherwise I would have been so rawr)
    – Tacroy
    Jun 27, 2012 at 19:14

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Doesn't look like it, the "Headset Profile" is required for a device to act as a headset (the situation your describing).

According to Apple Support, the iPhone does not support this profile.

  • Shame the "Hands-Free" profile and/or "Advanced Audio Distribution" profile can't be used. Do you have a source to back up your assertion that the "Headset Profile" is required by the PS3? EDIT: I found this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    – m-smith
    Mar 12, 2012 at 10:53
  • I wouldnt know but couldn't there be some kind of app that could potentially do this ? Jun 27, 2012 at 17:33
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    Serge, there certainly could be, but judging by this answer the iphone would have to be jailbroken.
    – Fambida
    Jun 28, 2012 at 0:49

To avoid wires across your living room, take one of these and use it backwards. Plug it into your game device (with an 1/8" input jack to dual RCA male adapter, or the headphone jack if it has one) then plug your headphones into a Walkman-like-radio, tuned to the correct frequency. A Walkman is unnecessary if your phone can receive real radio signals. Or just use any radio with a headphone jack.

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Compatibility: anything with a 3.5mm Jack (eighth inch), as pictured.

Buy one


so there is a way i have found. the problem with these is that you need some sort of volume control from the PS3. not sure how this works. I use this method for Kodi on my Firestick tv. This method works for any bluetooth so the first which is what I use now. If your like me you have a portable battery pack one ebay they are like 77cents but i had one lying around which is multi purpose and then something like this usb bluetooth and then hook up your headphones to that. or if you want to have an all in one BUT these break down a bit faster and only last a few hours but that may be more than enough for most you can use this one

either way should work. If you dont have a way to control volume it will just be one constant volume but it is fine. its not too loud but I use kodi since it has a build in amplifier and will lower or raise the volume in the app.

best thing about this is that it is less than 5$

best of luck


I still think it should be possible, but have found no information yet as to how. The arguments against the possibility and refering to HSP profile specifications do not apply, as they are not used or needed by the PS3 system. HSP specification is specific for phone use and only states having ability to answer and hang up "calls". PS3 and iPhones both have A2DP advanced audio device capabilities, which also has optional microphone support listed in the A2DP Bluetooth specs.

The real question, is whether one device can host the other properly, in order to make it work. The ability to set one device (phone or PS3) as the hosting device, would probably require an application be written that is able to toggle such a setting.


Actually, there is an app on iphone for that it's called Mobiola Headset, it's been on the AppStore since early 2010.Check out http://www.cnet.com/news/turn-your-iphone-into-a-wireless-headset/

I know this is a very late reply (4 years after the question was asked :D), but I'm replying in case somebody still has the same inquiry.


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    Could you explain how you use it for the PS3 / actually confirm it works? The page you link details the app working as a WiFi headset, completely void of any mention of Bluetooth. It also mentions that a computer needs to install an app for support, suggesting that there is no Bluetooth capability what so ever.
    – user106385
    Mar 30, 2016 at 0:00

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