Are you one of the Xbox One owners who will be looking into picking up the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter? If so, there’s a few things you need to know first.

“To use the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter with your Xbox One Console, you’ll need to update your Xbox One Controller with the latest software to support the Adapter,” explains Microsoft.

  1. Make sure your console is on and you’re signed in and connected to Xbox Live.
  2. Plug the Stereo Headset Adapter into the bottom of your controller.
  3. Plug in a headset (a headset must be plugged in so the adapter will turn on).
  4. Plug the big end of the included USB cable into the port on the side of the console.
  5. Instructions to install the update should automatically be displayed. Follow the instructions, and don’t disconnect the USB cable while the update is in progress. (The process can take up to 3 minutes.)

Hopefully this process goes smoothly for those of you picking up the adapter so we can all get back to using our nice, expensive headsets that we love. If you run into any troubles, let us know in the comments section.


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Kyle K
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Kyle has been a gamer for most of his life. He's a public relations graduate and a well-rounded console and PC gamer who will play just about anything. Also, he secretly wishes he was Nathan Drake.