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Can you use AirPods with Samsung tv?

As an AirPods owner and avid TV watcher, I was frustrated to find out that I couldn’t use my AirPods with my Samsung TV. After doing some research, I’m here to share how I solved this problem, as well as some other solutions I discovered along the way. In this blog post, I’ll be discussing the various ways you can use AirPods with a Samsung TV.

Key Takeaways
It is possible to use AirPods and AirPods Pro with a Samsung TV
Check your specific TV model’s compatibility online
Volume cannot be adjusted with Siri on a Samsung TV
Control volume with the TV remote instead
Troubleshoot by ensuring AirPods are charged and resetting
Connect multiple AirPods with a Bluetooth adapter on the TV

Can you use AirPods with Samsung TV?

Yes, it is possible to use AirPods and AirPods pro using Samsung TV

First, make sure that your AirPods are ready to be paired. This is done by pressing the button on the back of the AirPods’ charging case until the light on it begins to flash white.

Next, you need to go into the Settings of your Samsung smart TV, and then navigate to the Bluetooth section. If you did everything correctly, your AirPods (whether regular AirPods or AirPods Pro) should show up in the list of pairable devices. If not, refer to the section below about issues with pairing your AirPods with Samsung TV.

Listening to Samsung TV with AirPods

Whether you can connect to a TV or not is one thing; ultimately, getting your AirPods working as they should with the TV is the most important thing.

This may sound wild, but some TVs, despite having Bluetooth capabilities, are not actually meant to work with Bluetooth audio output devices (the functionality is meant for Bluetooth remotes).

Thankfully, most Samsung smart TVs do not have this issue, and you should be able to listen to it using your AirPods. In order to ensure that your television is one of those that are compatible, check online and read about your specific model’s compatibilities with your AirPods.

Read more: How to adjust the volume of AirPods on a laptop?

Can you adjust the AirPods volume with Samsung TV?

With AirPods, there are multiple ways to adjust their volume, depending on the kind of device your AirPods are connected to. Often, when connecting to a device, users have found their AirPods are either too loud or too quiet.

When it comes to a Samsung TV, you have to control the volume using the remote tied to your television. You cannot use Siri to do it.

Why won’t my AirPods connect to my Samsung TV?

There are a multitude of reasons why your AirPods may be having trouble connecting to your Samsung TV. One of the most common ways for this to happen is if your AirPods are not charged. To check the charge on your AirPods, check the light on your charging case. The light will either show green, amber, or blank, to indicate status.

If the light is green, the AirPods are fully charged. If the light is amber, that means that the AirPods are either in need of charge or are in the case charging. If the light is blank, that means the AirPods are either completely uncharged, or the charging case is uncharged, which can be fixed by plugging it in to charge.

Another issue may be that someone’s AirPods (or other Bluetooth headphones) have been paired with the Samsung Smart TV, which would prevent you from connecting them. To fix this, you have to unpair the other AirPods from the television.

Another issue is that your AirPods may be working, and may be connected to the television, yet it is still unable to work. To fix this problem, unpair your AirPods from the Bluetooth items list on your Samsung TV.

Next, put your AirPods back into the charging case, and then close the case. Wait 15 seconds, and then reopen the lid.

Press and hold the setup button for 10 seconds. After you’ve done this, follow the steps necessary to pair it posted above. If this does not work, you may try resetting your AirPods. To do this, put your AirPods in the charging case and wait 30 seconds. Open the lid, go to your Bluetooth settings on your iOS device, and tap the More Info button.

Next, tap Forget This Device, and then tap again to confirm. Hold the setup button on the open charging case for 15 seconds until your light begins to flash amber and then white.

Finally, bring your iOS device near your charging case, and then follow the steps on your device’s screen.

Read more: Do AirPods need the case to work?

Can I connect multiple AirPods to my Samsung TV?

If you are looking to have a watch party with your friends late at night but need to keep the volume down, you are inevitably going to want to connect multiple AirPods to your Samsung TV to enable that.

Unfortunately, your Samsung TV cannot, by itself, do this. Typically, your AirPods will not be able to connect to your TV if there is another set of Bluetooth headphones set up with it, AirPods or otherwise.

However, there are other options you can explore, such as a Bluetooth adapter.

The major issue with using a Bluetooth adapter is that it is still somewhat limited; you will only be able to connect two AirPods at any one time to your adapter. So even if you do get this working, you will only have one person with you to watch television.

Do Samsung Galaxy Buds work better or worse than AirPods for my Samsung TV?

While AirPods are the premier wireless earbuds on the market, that does not necessarily mean that they are the best for your purposes.

While Samsung Galaxy Buds are made by the same company as your Samsung TV, the compatibility with between these two devices is roughly the same as if you were using AirPods Pro.

The difference between the two will come down to which fits your preference. AirPods Pro have better battery life and noise-canceling capabilities, as well as being lighter, while Galaxy Buds have richer sound and water resistance. Additionally, Samsung Galaxy Buds are a somewhat cheaper alternative.

Advantages of AirPods for Samsung TV

  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Good battery life
  • Noise-canceling capabilities
  • Easy to connect

Disadvantages of AirPods for Samsung TV

  • Cannot use Siri to adjust the volume
  • Can only connect one pair of AirPods at a time
  • Potential compatibility issues