How to Pair AirPods with LG TV?


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Good news! You can connect your Airpods with non-Apple devices such as your LG TV. Here’s a guide on how you can do so – plus additional connecting methods with the use of 3 other devices. 

How Do You Pair Airpods with an LG TV? 

You can do this through Airpod or TV pairing.  

Apart from these, there are 3 other ways to connect your Airpods to the LG TV: through an Apple TV device, Roku Streaming Stick, or Fire TV.  Read On!

What’s great about pairing your Airpods with your LG TV is that you can do it in various methods – through the headset or the TV. Here are the step-by-step procedures for both:  

Headset Pairing 

  1. Make sure that your Airpods are fully charged. 
  1. Press and hold the call button. The devices are actively pairing when the blue light LED indicator flashes in half-second bursts repeatedly.  

If your Airpods are brand new, they may connect to the TV automatically.  

TV Pairing 

  1. Turn on your TV and select the Settings option. 
  1. Choose Advanced Settings. 
  1. Select Sound Menu, then Sound Out.  
  1. Go to the LG Sound Sync Bluetooth option and select Detect. 
  1. Choose your Airpods as the device to pair with your TV. 

Remember, it may take about 1-2 seconds after you turn the TV on before the audio plays. Don’t be impatient! 

Other Connection Methods

If your LG TV can’t seem to connect through the method/s above, it might be because it’s an older model or make. 

You don’t necessarily have to buy a new TV (or a different headset at that) to listen to your shows privately. You may connect these devices with the help of an intermediary device.  

Here are 3 products you can use: 

Apple TV Device 

Downloading the Apple TV app is not enough. You will need to use an actual device, such as the Apple TV 4K. With this product, you can enjoy an immersive audio experience through the Audio Sharing option. 

Here’s how you can connect your Airpods to your LG TV via an Apple TV device: 

  1. Put your Airpods in pair mode.  
  1. Go to Settings, then Remotes ; Devices, then Bluetooth menu of your Apple TV. 
  1. Select the ‘Connect Device’ option once your Airpods show on the screen. 

The Apple TV 4K does more than just Audio Sharing though. You may also use it to enjoy a more cinematic experience through the Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision features. It also provides immediate access to your Apple TV shows or Apple Music playlists.  

Note: You won’t be able to connect your airpods (or other wireless headphones) to TV-linked smart speakers such as the Apple HomePod. 

Roku Streaming Stick+ 

You can also buy a Roku Streaming Stick+ to connect your Airpods with your LG TV. Not only will it allow you to enjoy brilliant shows, it even enables you to share photos and videos through the Apple Airplay option.  

While the product will cost some money, it is a good investment. For one, it has a ‘private listening’ option that links your TV to your Airpods effortlessly. 

To do this, you need to: 

  1. Download the Roku app on your phone.  
  1. Insert your Roku device into the HDMI port.  
  1. Connect your Airpods to your phone.  
  1. Open the Roku app and select the ‘Headphones’ option.  

If you’re done using your Airpods with your LG TV, you can disconnect the former by returning your Airpods into its case. You can also select the ‘Headphones’ option in your Roku app.  

Do remember, however, that this is only a streaming option – meaning you will only hear programs you run through your Roku app. Sadly, this option means that you won’t be able to listen to live or cable TV shows with Roku. 

Fire TV Stick 

If you have a Fire TV stick at home, you can use it to connect your Airpods to your LG TV. Here’s how to do it: 

  1. Make sure that your Airpods are in pairing mode. 
  1. Go to the Fire TV menu. Choose Settings, then Controllers and Bluetooth Devices, then Other Bluetooth Devices. 
  1. Choose your Airpods from the drop-down menu.  

Like Roku, Fire TV is simply for streaming audio. It won’t work with live or cable TV shows.  

Another caveat here is the volume control. You won’t be able to use your Airpods to adjust the volume. You will need your Fire TV remote to do so, which can be bothersome if you’re far away from the TV.  

Conclusion 

It’s easy to connect your Airpods with your LG TV. You can do so via the Airpods or the TV itself. 

If you have an older LG TV that you can’t connect to your Airpods, you can still link these 2 devices together. All you need to do is use an Apple TV device, a Roku streaming device, or a Fire TV remote.  

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