If you have AirPods or AirPods pro and you want to be able to use them to listen to TV without bothering the people around you, this post will show you how you can do it.
AirPods and AirPods pro can connect to devices via Bluetooth. In order to connect your AirPods to your Bluetooth tv, it is necessary to put your AirPods in the charging case, turn press the pairing button on the case, then to select them on your TV’s Bluetooth list of available devices.
Once you have connected your AirPods to the TV, it will then be necessary for you to control the AirPods using the volume on the TV or with the TV’s remote.
It is not usually possible for you to be able to control the volume using Siri while using them with a smart TV.
Can I use AirPods with smart TVs?
As long as the smart TV is able to connect to Bluetooth headphones, it will be possible for you to use AirPods with the TV.
Some common TVs that can work with AirPods can include the Sony Bravia, Samsung smart TVs, and Vizio TV.
However, it will not be able to use AirPods with a TV that does not use Bluetooth because it will not be possible for the AirPods to be able to connect to that tv.
How to pair AirPods to a smart TV?
To connect AirPods to a smart TV, do the following:
- Ensure the AirPods and the case has some power.
- Put the AirPods in the charging case with the lid open
- Press the pairing button on the case
- Go into your TV’s Bluetooth settings and you should be able to see your AirPods on the list of devices where you can connect them.
How to control the volume of AirPods when connected to a smart TV?
To control the volume of AirPods while they are connected to a smart TV, it is necessary for you to control the volume using the TV itself or the remove that comes with the TV.
It will not be possible for you to change the volume by using Siri or by changing the volume on your phone.
Why are my AirPods not connecting to my smart 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 else’s AirPods (or other Bluetooth headphones) have been paired with the 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 smart TV and then try pairing them to the TV again.
Alternatively, it might be the case that you do not have the volume turned up on the TV.
Can I connect multiple AirPods to a smart TV?
Usually, it is not possible to connect multiple AirPods to the same smart TV.
However, you can get around this by using a Bluetooth adapter, but this usually will only allow you to connect up to 2 AirPods to the smart TV.
Yet, if you all use one AirPod, that would allow up to 4 people to watch the tv using AirPods.