Pairing the AirPods to an Apple ID is super simple. When you connect your AirPods to an iPhone or iPad, iCloud shares the connection with other connected devices. Your AirPods should immediately connect if you’re linked to a second device with the same Apple ID.
This also applies to Apple TV. A convenient shortcut makes connecting your AirPods to Apple TV simple. However, this only happens if the AirPods case is open (and they are awake) or if they are already in your ears.
You’ll need to press and hold the PLAY menu button on your TV remote to connect AirPods to Apple TV. Select “Devices and content” from the drop-down option that opens. A list of possible wireless devices, including your AirPods, should show. Choose them to connect and transmit music via your headphones rather than through your speakers or receiver.
Return to the short menu by pressing Play on your remote to disconnect. If you choose “Apple TV,” audio will be routed via the Apple TV.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to manually pairing your AirPods with your Apple TV.
If you haven’t connected your AirPods yet or are having trouble doing so, try connecting them manually.
STEP 1: PLACE THE AIRPODS IN THE CASE
Start by putting your AirPods in their case and connecting them to Apple TV. Before attempting again, make sure they aren’t already connected with any of your other devices.
STEP 2: OPEN THE APPLE TV AND SELECT “SETTINGS.”
Find the silver gears symbol on your applications screen with your remote and click it.
STEP 3: SEARCH FOR REMOTES AND DEVICES IN THE SETTINGS LIST.
You’ll be able to view any AirPods that are already connected to the Apple TV in the My Devices or Other Devices sections.
STEP 4: CONNECT YOUR APPLE TV TO YOUR AIRPODS
In the Remotes and Devices section, choose Bluetooth.
When you choose your AirPods in that selection, you’ll be sent to a screen where you may either disconnect them from the Apple TV or unpair them.
In this instance, you’ll still need to re-pair by following the procedures above.
How To Connect Apple TV To Previously Paired AirPods
Those who have already linked their AirPods with their Apple TV just need to go through Steps 1-3 to find their device in My Devices, where they may connect.
FIRST, GO TO THE SETTINGS VIDEO AND AUDIO MENU.
Click to adjust video and audio.
SELECT AUDIO OUTPUT SECOND
Other wireless speakers in your home, including the TV Speakers default choice, should display here under Speakers.
The Headphones list will appear above that, and you may be able to see more AirPods in range if they’re linked to your Apple TV.
FINAL STEP: OPEN YOUR AIRPODS CASE.
When you open the lid of your AirPods case, you’ll find that they’ve been given a name in the list of available devices. Select them with your Remote and place them in your ear for a swift confirmation noise.
When you connect your AirPods to an Apple TV for the first time, a convenient volume bar appears.
After that, press the “back” button on the remote to return to the home screen. You may use your remote or tablet to choose an app to use with your freshly linked AirPods.
Connect AirPods To Apple TV – 1st And 2nd Gen
Because the 1st generation Apple TVs lack Bluetooth, AirPods will not work with them. Apple TVs from the second generation only support Bluetooth keyboards. In order to utilize AirPods, you must have an Apple TV HD or 4K or A newer version.
To Put It Briefly…
With a simple shortcut, you can connect your AirPods to Apple TV. All you need is your TV’s remote, and then press and hold the PLAY button until “Devices & Content” appears in the menu. Choose “AirPods” from any of the alternatives that display after that. If everything works smoothly, your AirPod should sync instantly! If you try it out yourself, please let us know how it went so we can give feedback as required.