How to Connect AirPods to Apple TV: Easy Guide

How to Connect AirPods to Apple TV: Easy Guide

Are you tired of watching TV with the volume on loud, disturbing the peace of everyone else in the room? Or are you just looking for a way to enjoy your favorite shows with more clarity and privacy? If so, you might try using AirPods with your Apple TV. In this article, we’ll guide you through how to pair AirPods with Apple TV, so that you can enjoy your TV viewing experience in peace.

How to connect AirPods to Apple TV? 



Connecting your AirPods or AirPods Pro to your Apple TV is super easy, especially if you’ve earlier paired them with another Apple device such as an iPhone or iPad. The cool thing is that your Apple TV has a feature that allows you to log in to your Apple ID, so if you use the same Apple ID on your AirPods (via your iPhone) and Apple TV, they will automatically pair up.

Preparing AirPods for use with Apple TV


Before you can use your AirPods with Apple TV, you need to ensure they are compatible. To do this, your AirPods must have firmware version 3.7.2 or later. You can check your AirPods’ firmware version by following these steps:

  • Connect your AirPods to your iPhone or iPad.
  • Go to Settings > General > About > AirPods.
  • Look for the “Firmware Version” and make sure it is 3.7.2 or later.
  • If your AirPods have an older firmware version, you can update them by placing them in their case, connecting the case to a power source, and ensuring that your iPhone or iPad is nearby and connected to Wi-Fi.

Once your AirPods are up-to-date, make sure they are fully charged before using them with Apple TV.

Connecting AirPods to Apple TV

To connect your AirPods to your Apple TV, follow these steps:

  • Turn on your Apple TV and go to the home screen.
  • Go to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Bluetooth.


  • Turn on Bluetooth if it is not already on.
  • Put your AirPods in pairing mode by holding down the button on the back of the case until the light on the front starts flashing white.
  • Your AirPods should appear in the available devices on your Apple TV list. Select them to connect.


Testing AirPods connection

Once you’ve successfully connected your AirPods to your Apple TV, it’s time to test the connection. Play a video or audio file on your Apple TV, and the audio should automatically play through your AirPods. If it doesn’t, make sure your AirPods are connected and in range of your Apple TV.

Troubleshooting Common Problems


If you run into any issues when trying to connect your AirPods to Apple TV, here are some troubleshooting tips:

  • Make sure your AirPods are charged and in pairing mode.
  • Ensure that Bluetooth is turned on and discoverable on your Apple TV.
  • Try resetting your AirPods by placing them in their case, holding down the button on the back of the case until the light flashes amber, and then holding down the button until the light flashes white again.
  • If you still have issues, try resetting your Apple TV by going to Settings > System > Reset.

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Adjust AirPods Settings from Apple TV 


AirPods are compatible with Apple TV due to their integration within the Apple ecosystem. However, certain functionalities are unavailable. Presently, it is not possible to utilize Siri through AirPods when using them with Apple TV.

  • Connect your AirPods to your Apple TV by placing them in your ears and opening the AirPods case near your Apple TV. Alternatively, you can go to the Bluetooth settings on your Apple TV and select your AirPods from the list of available devices.
  • Once your AirPods are connected, go to the Settings app on your Apple TV.
  • Scroll down to the “Remotes and Devices” section and select “Bluetooth”.
  • Under “My Devices”, you should see your AirPods listed. Select them.
  • From here, you can adjust the AirPods settings on your Apple TV. For example, you can change the double-tap function on your AirPods, which allows you to play/pause, skip forward or backward, or activate Siri.
  • You can also adjust the volume of your AirPods independently of the Apple TV’s volume. This is useful if you want to watch something quietly without disturbing others in the room.
  • If you want to unpair your AirPods from your Apple TV, simply select them from the list of connected devices and click “Forget Device”.


Pairing AirPods with Apple TV is a quick and easy process that can greatly improve your TV viewing experience. By following the steps outlined above, you can enjoy your favorite shows and movies with crystal-clear audio without disturbing anyone else in the room. We hope this guide on how to pair AirPods to Apple TV has been helpful to you. For more tips and tricks on how to use AirPods with Apple TV, keep an eye on our blog!

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