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How to Connect Apple AirPods to Android TV

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Apple AirPods deliver a next-level private listening experience to the users. You can pair AirPods to most smart devices like smartphones, streaming devices, Android Smart TVs, and any other device that supports Bluetooth connectivity. Though you can connect AirPods to all the devices, a few features like Quick Connect and Battery percentage are available only on Apple devices. If you want a private listening experience on your Android TV, you can connect to the AirPods and you are good to go.

Supported TV Models

You can connect the Apple AirPods to any of the Android TV OS-supported models like Sony Smart TV, Sharp Smart TV, Mi Smart TV, and more.

How to Connect AirPods to Android TV

1. Press the Home button on your Android TV remote to get the home screen.

2. Open the Settings menu.

3. Select the Network & Accessories option.

4. On the next screen, choose the Bluetooth Settings feature.

5. Turn on the Bluetooth connectivity on your Android TV.

6. Then, open the AirPods charging case with both the AirPods in the case.

Connect AirPods to Android TV- open the AirPods charging case

7. For AirPods 1st Gen, 2nd Gen, 3rd Gen, and AirPods Pro, long press the Pairing or Setup button. For AirPods Max, press and hold the Noise Control button.

Airpods parring button

8. Now, a white light will flash, indicating the AirPods are in the pairing mode.

9. On your TV screen, choose the AirPods or AirPods Max from the Discovered Devices list.

10. Now, the AirPods will be paired with the Smart TV. You can listen to all the audio notes with your AirPods.

AirPods Not Connecting to Android TV

There will be times when your AirPods refuse to pair with your Android Smart TV. This can happen because of Bluetooth connectivity issues. This problem can be solved by following some basic troubleshooting steps.

  • Disconnect your AirPods from your TV and bring back both the left and right earbuds to the AirPods charging case.
  • Long press the Setup button on the AirPods charging case for almost 15 seconds or until the LED light flashes.
  • This will reset the AirPods
  • After that, try to pair it to the Android TV.

If you can’t pair AirPods or any kind of Bluetooth device to your Android TV, there may be some issues with the Bluetooth connection on your TV. Restart your Android TV to fix the issue.


1. Why my AirPods won’t connect with my TV?

Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your Android TV. Reset the AirPods and try to pair them again.

2. Are AirPods compatible with Android TV?

Yes. Apple AirPods are compatible with all Android devices like smartphones, smart TVs, and set-top boxes.

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