How to connect AirPods to TV?
Continue gaming without fear of retribution with our guide on how to use AirPods on TV
Today, we’re going to take a look at how to connect AirPods to TV. This might seem silly as your TV already has speakers, or perhaps you’ve invested in one of the best soundbars for enhanced audio enjoyment.
However, being able to quickly switch over to a pair of AirPods can be very useful, especially if you have a spouse or roommate who likes to go to bed at a reasonable time like a NERD. This means that the ability to continue gaming or nailing episodes of Always Sunny without the risk of waking them up.
AirPods are one of the most lightweight, reliable, and easy-to-use audio devices. In addition to offering phenomenal sound quality, they also have a great battery life, which makes them ideal to use with both Apple and non-Apple devices.
But how to connect AirPods to TV, especially if your TV is a non-Apple device?
In this guide, we will tell you how to connect AirPods to TV in the easiest way. We have covered steps for both TVs with and without built-in Bluetooth. So read on!
How to connect AirPods to TV with built-in Bluetooth
If your TV has built-in Bluetooth, you can connect your AirPods to your TV by following these steps:
Turn Bluetooth on in your TV settings
Go to the Bluetooth settings on your TV and make sure that Bluetooth is turned on. In the case of an Android device, select Settings > Connections > Bluetooth.
Put the AirPods in pairing mode
Open the lid of your AirPods case with the AirPods inside them. Press and hold the button on its back until you see the white light flashing.
Pair your pods
Your AirPods will now appear in the list of reachable Bluetooth devices. Select them to connect your TV to your AirPods.
That’s all you need to do if your TV already has Bluetooth, which is the case with most smart TVs these days. However, some older TVs might not have Bluetooth built-in. If this is the case for you, you’ll need an adapter and the instructions below.
How to connect AirPods to TV without built-in Bluetooth
To connect your AirPods to a TV without built-in Bluetooth, you will need a Bluetooth audio adapter. Once you have your hands on a Bluetooth adapter, follow these steps:
Connect Adapter to TV
Connect your Bluetooth adapter to your TV via the headphone jack or USB.
Put the AirPods in pairing mode
Press and hold the button on the back of your AirPods case until you see the white light flashing. Make sure your AirPods are inside.
Put the adapter into pairing mode
Get the Bluetooth adapter into pairing mode. This process will vary depending on the Adapter in question, so check its user manual. Make sure your AirPods are close to the adapter.
Set the TV to output sound through the adapter
Once both of these devices are connected, go to the Digital Audio Format in your TV’s Settings menu and make sure it is set to PCM.
Now you should be all set to use your AirPods with your TV. This means you can continue content consumption late into the night without fear of wrath from your co-habitor.
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