How to Pair & Use your AirPods Bluetooth Device with Apple TV

Want to have a little privacy when watching your favorite movies or series on Apple TV? Now you can with your Apple AirPods earbuds. All you have to do is connect and pair your AirPods Bluetooth device to your Apple TV streamer, and you can enjoy the intimate sounds without worrying about your neighbors or anyone in the house.

Apple released its newest AirPods Bluetooth earbuds with the AirPods 3. The 3rd generation version of the audio device includes HD FaceTime calls, Spatial Audio, Adaptive EQ, and IPX4 Water and Sweat Resistance. You can even use it for up to 30 hours of battery life. With the AirPods 3, watching on your Apple TV device will give you an amazing audio experience, especially since it blocks out ambient noise with its noise-cancelling feature to give you full focus on your streaming.

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Using Apple AirPods 3 on your Apple TV device takes only a few steps. You can pair them ahead, so all you have to do the next time you want to stream privately on your Apple TV device is connect them. But, if you do not have the AirPods 3 yet, you can use the other AirPods model.

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How to Connect & Use your Apple AirPods with Apple TV Streaming Device

To start, you will need to use your AirPods case to pair your Apple TV device. You will also use your iPhone or iPad.

  • Launch the Settings menu on your Apple TV device.
  • Navigate to Users and Accounts.
  • Choose your current user. Now, make sure you use the same Apple ID on your AirPods and Apple TV to pair them successfully.
  • Go to your iPhone or iPad.
  • Launch the Settings menu.
  • Select your Profile.
  • Go to your Apple TV device.
  • On the remote, look for the TV icon and hold it down.
  • Choose Apple AirPlay on your Apple TV.
  • Go to your Apple AirPods case.
  • Open the case and place the AirPods inside.
  • Go to your Apple TV device.
  • Choose your AirPods from the menu. If you cannot find your AirPods, go to our AirPods case. Press and hold the button at the back until you see the while indicator light.
  • Wait until the pairing is complete.

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How to Pair your Apple AirPods with an Apple TV Device

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Now that you have connected your AirPods and Apple TV, you can pair them at any time. Place your AirPods case near your Apple TV and open the case. Use your AirPods, and a notification will appear. You can now stream your favorite TV shows on Apple TV using your AirPods.

How was your experience watching movies on Apple TV with your AirPods? We value your opinion, so please drop one below.

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Eddie Mendoza
Eddie Mendoza
With a Bachelor’s degree in IT, Eddie has a natural knack for troubleshooting gadget issues. With more than 10 years of blogging experience under his belt, writing and publishing articles for streaming and related services is one of his main act. When not on his computer, you can find him tinkering his guitars.



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