How to Connect Headphones to Apple TV: A Step-by-Step Guide

On your Apple TV, go to Settings >, Remotes and Devices >, Bluetooth . Your Apple TV will search for nearby Bluetooth accessories. Choose your Bluetooth accessory.

If you’re looking to connect headphones to your Apple TV streamer device, you’re in luck – it’s a super simple process. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you start. First, make sure your Apple TV device supports Bluetooth (which, for the most part, they all do). Second, your headphones must also support Bluetooth.

It’s also worth noting that while not a requirement, it’s possible that the audio might be slightly out of sync when you’re watching something. This could be due to the Bluetooth version supported by your headphones. Additionally, your TV or home theater system may still output sound. However, this will depend on how your HDMI port is designed on your TV.

With that said, let’s get started with the setup process. The first thing you need to do is put your headphones in pairing mode. The exact process will vary based on your manufacturer’s setup, so be sure to consult the manual for your specific model.

Next, navigate to the main system settings menu on your Apple TV device. From there, go to remotes and devices and then over to Bluetooth. You should see your headphones listed, and you can simply select them to connect.

And that’s it! Any sound that now outputs will be transferred to your headphones. While the setup process is straightforward, it’s always good to keep in mind the potential issues we mentioned earlier. But with a little bit of troubleshooting, you’ll be able to enjoy audio private listening on your headphones without disturbing anyone around you.

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How do I use headphones with Apple TV?
Press and hold the TV button on the Siri Remote to open Control Center. Select the Audio Controls button . Navigate to headphones, then select the headphones you want to use. If you don't see your headphones, follow the instructions in Find and connect to a nearby Bluetooth device.
What headphones are compatible with Apple TV 4K?
Keep the noise down on Apple TV 4K by sending audio to up to two pairs of compatible Apple wireless headphones, such as AirPods or compatible Beats headphones.
Can I connect my AirPods to my Apple TV?
Apple AirPods connect automatically to Apple TV if they're associated with the same Apple ID. See Set up your Apple ID on Apple TV.
Do all Apple TVS have Bluetooth?
The Apple TV supports Bluetooth 4.0 so if you want to squeeze out the most quality with the best battery life, you should consider using Bluetooth 4.0 headphones (but you should have no problem pairing older Bluetooth headphones).