If you want to connect your AirPods to a soundbar, this post will show you if you can do it and what your options are.
It is not possible to connect AirPods to soundbars because they are both output devices.
While you cannot connect your AirPods to soundbars, it is still an option for you to connect your AirPods directly to the input device that is being used such as the smart tv, laptop, PC, etc.
Can you connect airpods to a soundbar?
While soundbars have Bluetooth capabilities and can connect to a Bluetooth-enabled TV, you cannot connect your AirPods to your soundbar. The soundbar’s Bluetooth capabilities allow it to play volume from a device, but it cannot actually play volume to a device.
The reason for this is that both the soundbar and AirPods are meant to play sound. They are output devices. Instead, it is necessary to connect them with an input device that can send the sounds that they are meant to play.
If the reason why your want to connect your AirPods to the soundbar is so that you can just listen to the AirPods without distracting people, there is some options that you have.
If you have an Apple TV, you can connect both AirPods and a soundbar to the TV.
When you start using AirPods, the TV should automatically stop playing noise through the soundbar so that you can only hear sound through the AirPods.
Another option is to switch between AirPlaying with your soundbar and your AirPods.
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How to connect airpods to a soundbar
As mentioned above, it is not possible to directly connect your AirPods to a soundbar.
Instead, it would be necessary for you to connect your AirPods to the device that your soundbar is connected to.
Can you connect AirPods to Samsung soundbar?
It will not be possible for you to connect your AirPods to a Samsung soundbar because they are both output devices.
Instead, it will be necessary for you to connect your AirPods directly to whatever your soundbar is connected to.
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Can I connect my AirPods to my TV?
If your TV has a Bluetooth connection, it will be possible for you to connect your AirPods to the tv by pairing your AirPods to the TV’s Bluetooth.
To control the volume on your AirPods, it will be necessary for you to change the volume on the tv directly.