How to Connect Your AirPods to Your Apple TV

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You can listen to your Apple TV late at night without disturbing the rest of the household by pairing your AirPods to your Apple TV. Just turn on your Apple TV, press and hold the pairing button on your AirPods case, and use your Apple TV remote to enable the connection in settings. Read on to learn more about how to pair your AirPods to your Apple TV.

Related: Apple AirPods & AirPods 2 Guide: Charging, Pairing, Setting Up, Using, More

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How to Pair Your AirPods to Your Apple TV:

  1. Open your AirPods case next your Apple TV.
  2. Press and hold the set-up button on the back of the AirPods case. When the status light on the case flashes white, release the button.

  3. Open the Settings app on your Apple TV.
  4. Select Remotes and Devices.
  5. Select Bluetooth.

  6. Choose your AirPods from the list of devices that appears.
  7. Wait for your AirPods to finish connecting.

You've done it! Now, you can use your AirPods to listen to your Apple TV!

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Tamlin Day

Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.