Can You Connect Apple AirPods to Roku TV?

So, you’ve come here to see if you can connect your lovely Apple AirPods to the Roku TV. Unfortunately, the answer is No! You cannot connect the Apple AirPods to the Roku TV.

In fact, you cannot connect any Bluetooth devices to the Roku TV. Yes, it indeed is disappointing to know that. But, this is not the end. There is a workaround that you can use to listen to the Roku TVs audio on your Apple AirPods or for that matter any other Bluetooth device.

Yes, it’s true that with a couple of other smart TVs out there, you will be able to connect your AirPods easily to the TV to enjoy your favorite movies in the dead of the night without having to disturb anyone. Don’t worry about not being able to connect those lovely AirPods to the Roku TV. We have a workaround that will definitely let you listen to the audio from your Roku TV.

Let’s get started.

There is a simple workaround that will help you use the AirPods with your Roku TV. Sure it might not be the most direct method out there, but that doesn’t stop you from using the method.

Let’s take a look at what you will need.


  • Roku TV
  • Roku Mobile App
  • Apple AirPods
  • Internet Connection
  • Android or iPhone

Make sure to charge your mobile device and your Apple AirPods so that you have a seamless experience.

How to Setup Apple AirPods with Roku TV using Roku Remote app

The idea here is to connect your mobile to your Roku TV and then use your mobile to connect your AirPods and then listen to your Roku TV’s audio.

Here are the steps you need to follow to make use of the Roku remote app on your mobile device.

  1. Connect your mobile device and your Roku TV to the same WiFi network.
  2. Now, download the Roku Mobile app either on your Android or iOS device.
  3. Launch the app and sign in with your Roku account.
  4. Once your Roku device shows up, tap on the Remote tab.
  5. The remote will now be displayed on your device’s screen.
  6. Tap on the headphones icon to activate private listening.
  7. Depending on your mobile device, connect your Apple AirPods to your mobile device.
  8. Once both devices are connected to each other, play your favorite movie or TV show on your Roku TV.
  9. The audio will now begin to play through your Apple AirPods right away.

What About Other Headphones and Speakers?

As long as your phone and your Bluetooth headphones or speakers are connected to your mobile device, the audio from your Roku TV will be routed to your mobile device and you should hear the output via your Bluetooth headphones or speakers right away. If your mobile device also has a headphone jack, you can use wired headphones to listen to your Roku TV’s audio privately.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Apple AirPods work with Roku TVs?

Yes, you can connect your AirPods to Roku TV by utilizing the Roku Mobile app’s private listening features. Steps are mentioned in this guide.

Will I Be Able To Use Wired and Wireless Bluetooth Speakers For Private Listening?

Yes, you can use both types of speakers and headphones provided that they are compatible and connected to your mobile device.

The headphones Icon Is Not Showing On The Roku App

Make sure to install the latest version of the app. If you have the app, always check for any app updates and install them.

What if my Roku TV will not show up in the app?

Well, in order to show up on the Roku Mobile app, your mobile phone as well as your Roku TV needs to be connected to the same wifi network.


This concludes the guide on how you can connect and use your Apple AirPods to listen to your Roku TV audio. Sure it’s a bit of a hassle to set up the app to use your AirPods. However, we can also hope that someday Roku releases a software update that lets you connect your Bluetooth devices to the Roku TV right away.

If you have questions or queries, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

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Enjoy games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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