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Can You Connect AirPods To Insignia TV?

Last Updated May 2, 2022

Insignia TVs are smart televisions that come pre-installed with Amazon Fire capabilities, making it quick and easy for users to unlock hours of content. Insignia TV users can listen to programming sound through the device’s built-in sound system or external, aftermarket speakers.

You can connect AirPods to an Insignia TV.  Most Insignia TVs come with wireless connectivity capabilities, and it is easy to connect Apple AirPods or other wireless headphones to an Insignia TV.

By completing a few simple steps with your TV and headphones, you can easily connect wirelessly to an Insignia Smart TV by either using the TV’s built-in Bluetooth function or an external Bluetooth transmitter.

Connecting AirPods to Insignia TV

Once you have set up your Insignia TV, connecting your AirPods to enjoy programming sound directly to your own ears is quick and easy.  

To quickly and easily connect your AirPods to your Insignia TV, you must access the TV’s settings and have your AirPods in hand. All AirPods use the same processes to connect to other devices, and the following steps are applicable no matter how old your headphones are.

  1. Charge your headphones. By ensuring that your AirPods’ battery is charged, you will be ready to listen to your TV as soon as they are connected. This step is crucial because AirPods do not transmit sound without a charge. You will know your AirPods are charged when a green light shows on the front of the case when the lid is opened.
  2. Power on your Insignia TV. Make sure your device is plugged in, and the remote has batteries.
  3. Access the settings menu by clicking the home button on the remote. Once you are on the home screen, scroll to the right using the remote control’s circular navigation button to highlight the gear-shaped icon.
  4. Select the “Controllers and Bluetooth” option from the menu. Again, you will need to use the navigation function on the remote control. Once you have selected this menu item, click on this option using the button in the center of the circular navigation function button.
  5. Locate the “Other Bluetooth Devices” option and select it by clicking. This item is often found at the bottom of the menu.
  6. Click the “Add Bluetooth Devices” option. From there, you will see confirmation that your TV is searching for Bluetooth-equipped technology to connect to.
  7. Put your AirPods in Pairing Mode. This is done by opening the AirPods lid and pressing and holding the button on the back of the case. Once your AirPods are in Pairing Mode, the light on the front of the case will flash white.
  8. Once you see AirPods appear on the menu, scroll down to the name and click using the remote control. When your AirPods no longer have a flashing white light on the front of the case, they are successfully paired.

If your TV cannot locate the AirPods after they are in pairing mode, you should repeat the “Add Bluetooth Device” step again. At this point, your AirPods that are already in pairing mode should appear, and you can proceed to connect them to the TV.

When your AirPods are connected, you can activate TV sound by inserting the headphones into your ears and selecting a TV program to watch!

Connecting AirPods via a Bluetooth Transmitter

Some older models of Insignia TVs may not have built-in Bluetooth capabilities. However, users can still connect their AirPods to their Insignia Smart TV using a Bluetooth transmitter. These inexpensive devices connect directly to your TV’s audio port and can be used to connect to your AirPods easily.

You can also use a Fire Stick or Fire TV Cube with your Insignia TV and connect your AirPods through those devices.

Follow these steps to connect your AirPods to your Insignia TV with the help of a wireless transmitter. Depending on your TV’s sound jack location, you may want to consider pairing your AirPods to the transmitter before plugging it into the TV.

  1. Purchase your wireless transmitter and ensure that the device has the applicable batteries or is charged. Since the audio jack on your TV does not supply power, this step will ensure that your device can be turned on.
  2. Locate the pair function on the device. Different devices use different methods to begin the paring function; you should consult the transmitter’s user guide for the specific process and ready to pair indicator light function.
  3. Flip open the case of your charged AirPods and press the button on the back until the light on the front flashes white. Once the light has stopped flashing, your AirPods are paired.
  4. Plug the transmitter into the TV, if it isn’t already.
  5. Remove your AirPods from their case and put them in your ears to begin listening!


After completing these quick and easy steps to connect your AirPods to your Insignia TV, you can begin to enjoy the sounds of TV shows, movies, and all sorts of other content streamed directly into your own ears!

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