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How to Connect AirPods to PS5, TV, and Other Devices

How to Connect AirPods to PS5, TV, and Other Devices

Apple’s AirPods are some of the best earbuds available on today’s market. However, connecting them to your PS5, TV, and other devices isn’t exactly intuitive. You need to take a few steps to ensure a smooth connection.

The following is a guide about connecting your AirPods to your various devices.

How to Connect AirPods to Video Game Consoles

Follow these instructions to connect your AirPods to your video game console:

Connecting Your AirPods to Your PS5

To connect your AirPods to your PS5, you’ll need to purchase a Bluetooth adapter. This will let your PS5 connect to your AirPods.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Plug the Bluetooth adapter into your PS5.
  2. Turn on your PS5 and AirPods.
  3. Put the Bluetooth adapter into pairing mode (this depends on what you purchased).
  4. Put the AirPods in your charging case, then close the lid.
  5. Press and hold down on the charging case’s button.
  6. Wait until the charging case’s light turns solid.

Now, you’ll be able to use your AirPods and PS5 simultaneously. Keep in mind that these steps may vary depending on what Bluetooth adapter you purchased. If these steps didn’t work, read your Bluetooth adapter’s user manual.

Pairing Your AirPods to Your Nintendo Switch

To connect your AirPods to your Nintendo Switch:

  1. Turn on your Nintendo Switch.
  2. Click on the gear icon on the bottom right-hand side.
  3. Navigate to Bluetooth audio.
  4. Select “Pair Device.”
  5. Put your AirPods in pairing mode.
  6. Choose your AirPods from the list of available devices.

Your Nintendo Switch works with most Bluetooth-enabled earbuds.

You Cannot Pair Your AirPods to Your Xbox Series X

Microsoft and Apple devices work on two different operating systems, so they are incompatible. If you want to use Bluetooth earbuds with your Xbox, you’ll have to purchase a headset that’s compatible that works with Microsoft products, like the Microsoft Surface Headphones.

Just like AirPods, they also come with microphones and noise-canceling speakers.

How to Connect AirPods to a Smart TV

Most smart TVs come with Bluetooth capabilities. The following is how to pair your AirPods with your smart TV––categorized by three best-selling brands.

Pairing AirPods to a Samsung Smart TV

Here, you should:

  1. Put your AirPods in your charging case.
  2. Hold down on the button on the back of the charging case.
  3. Go into your TV’s settings and enable Bluetooth.
  4. Wait until the TV recognizes your AirPods.
  5. Connect them.

If your TV is already connected to a Bluetooth speaker, disconnect these devices before pairing your AirPods.

Connecting AirPods to a Roku Smart TV

First things first: some Roku TVs do not pair with non-Roku devices. Be sure to Google your TV’s make and model before proceeding with these steps:

  1. Install the Roku App on your phone.
  2. Open the Roku App.
  3. Tap “Remote,” then “Devices,” then “Ok,” then “Connect Now.”
  4. Select your TV.
  5. Choose the remote icon.
  6. Select the headphones option, then “Ok.”
  7. Put your AirPods in pairing mode.

Now, your AirPods should connect to your Roku smart TV. For more information about this sometimes confusing process, click here.

Using Your AirPods with Apple TV

You can turn even a “dumb” TV into a smart TV using Apple TV. To use your AirPods with this device:

  1. Put your AirPods in pairing mode.
  2. Go to your Apple TV’s settings.
  3. Go to “Remotes,” then “Devices,” then “Bluetooth.”
  4. Choose “Other Devices” and select your AirPods.

You can learn more about this process by clicking here.

How to Connect Your AirPods to Your Laptop

AirPods work with both PC and Apple computers. Here’s a brief rundown of how to connect them:

Pairing Your AirPods with Your Apple Computer

To connect these two devices:

  1. Make sure your computer’s on.
  2. Put your AirPods in pairing mode.
  3. Click on the Bluetooth icon located on the toolbar.
  4. Select your AirPods from the drop-down menu.

Make sure that your computer isn’t already paired to another Bluetooth device, as this will stop you from connecting your AirPods.

Connecting Your AirPods to Your PC

If you’re using a computer running on a Windows 10 operating system, you should:

  1. Put your AirPods in pairing mode.
  2. Turn on your computer.
  3. Click on “Start.”
  4. Choose “Settings.”
  5. Tap “Devices.”
  6. Choose “Bluetooth & Other Devices.”
  7. Select your AirPods.

Just like your MacBook, if your computer’s already synced to another Bluetooth device, you should disconnect them before pairing your AirPods.

A Final Word

We hope that this guide helps you understand how to connect your AirPods to your various devices. The fact is, except for a small handful of devices, AirPods connect with most devices. To learn more about what devices work with your AirPods, check out this article.