How to connect Apple AirPods to Samsung Smart TV [Guide]

Want to enjoy the content playing on your Samsung TV while using Apple AirPods? Here is the guide to connect AirPods to Samsung TV.

Smart TVs have gotten better every year. These TVs can also connect to a lot of things, thus making them, even more, smarter than ever before. Do you know that you can even connect the most popular wireless earphones to the Samsung Smart TV? Yes, I am talking about AirPods from Apple.

The Apple AirPods are one of the best true wireless earphones available in the market. They have a good set of features paired with amazing sound quality. It is important to use earbuds if you want to watch a movie on the big screen without disturbing others or anyone around you, or your TV sound is not clear.

There could be many reasons why you should use earbuds like AirPods. Whatever might be your reason, you can connect them easily. But can you connect AirPods too, let’s find out.

Can you Pair AirPods with Samsung TV?

Yes, you can easily pair your Apple AirPods with your Samsung TV just like other wireless earbuds and other accessories. You can connect any generation AirPods. All you need is a Bluetooth supported Samsung Smart TV and you can enjoy the content while listening its audio through AirPod.

How to Connect AirPods to Samsung TV

Depending on what kind of Samsung Smart TV you have, the settings to pair your AirPods to the TV will vary. Well, there aren’t that different from each TV, and is fairly simple. Depending on what year and model of a Samsung Smart TV you have, you can scroll to the relevant section.

Samsung TVs (2016 to Present)

Step 1: Turn on your Samsung TV. Once the TV homepage is open, Press the Menu button on the remote.

Step 2: Now select All Settings.

How to Connect AirPods to Samsung TV

Step 3: In Settings Navigate to Sound > Sound Output.

How to Connect AirPods to Samsung TV

Step 4: Open your AirPods case lid and then press and hold the button at the case back until white light start flashing. It will go into Pairing mode.

Step 5: Under Sound Output, using TV remote, navigate to Bluetooth Speaker List and open it.

How to Connect AirPods to Samsung TV

Step 6: It will search for available bluetooth devices. Once your AirPods appear, press Ok button.

Step 7: Now select Pair and Connect.

You can now start using your AirPods with Samsung TV.

This method will work for most TVs launched in last three or four years. However old Samsung TVs run on old Tizen UI. So if the above steps are not valid for your TV, you can follow the methods mentioned below.

Samsung TVs (2015)

Step 1: First open Settings on your Samsung TV with the help of remote.

Step 2: Now navigate to Sound followed by Speaker List.

Step 3: Now switch AirPods to pairing mode. Open lid and the press and hold case button until the white light flashes.

Step 4: On your TV now select Bluetooth Audio under Speaker List.

How to Connect AirPods to Samsung TV

Step 5: It will start looking for Bluetooth devices. Choose AirPods from the list to pair it with your TV.

Samsung TVs (2014)

Step 1: Turn on your TV, and open Settings.

Step 2: Now navigate to Sound > Speaker Settings.

Step 3: Here turn on the Add New Device. Also switch your AirPods to pairing mode using step 3 in the last method.

Step 4: Now on your TV select Samsung Audio Device List. This will look for bluetooth devices.

How to Connect AirPods to Samsung TV

Step 5: Once your AirPods is visible, you can select it to pair with TV.

Samsung TVs (2013)

Step 1: Open Settings on your Samsung TV using your TV Remote.

Step 2: In Settings navigate to Sound > Speaker Settings > SoundShare Settings.

Step 3: Here select Add New Device and then choose Samsung Audio Device List.

Step 4: Switch your AirPods to pairing mode using the button on the case.

Step 5: You will find your AirPods in the bluetooth devices list. Select your AirPods and then select Pair and Connect.


These are the ways you can follow to connect the Apple AirPods to your Samsung Smart TV. As mentioned earlier, the setup process differs from year to year models of the TV.

Also, while using the AirPods, be sure to listen to audio at lower volume and don’t use earbuds for long. Make sure to take breaks. We hope this guide has helped you to learn how to connect the Apple AirPods to the Samsung Smart TV.

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