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Do AirPods Work With Sony TV

Last Updated Jun 1, 2022
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AirPods are an extremely popular Apple product across the country. They are versatile and can be used for a lot of things. If you enjoy watching TV you might have wondered if you could connect them to your Sony television as this would be a convenient feature when watching your shows or content. 

In this article, we’ll teach you how to connect your AirPods to your Sony TV so that you can enjoy your favorite shows or movies in peace. This way, if you have a picky roommate or you live in a loud home, it’ll be easy to cause and intercept as little distraction as possible. 

How To Pair Apple Airpods To Sony TV

While new technology may sound intimidating, it doesn’t have to be difficult to connect your AirPods to your Sony TV. It is pretty simple to do by following the steps below.

Luckily, with Sony TV’s you can most definitely connect Apple AirPods. You can do this quickly and easily by opening the bluetooth settings on your TV. All you have to do is pair the device to the Sony TV and you will be good to go and can enjoy listening to your content with your AirPods. 

To pair your AirPods to your Sony TV complete these steps here:

  1. Open the settings on your Sony TV
  2. Go to the tab that is named “network and accessories” in the settings menu
  3. Go to your bluetooth settings
  4. Make sure to turn on the bluetooth 
  5. Select “add device”
  6. Let your Sony device then search for available devices 
  7. Select your Apple AirPod from the discovered devices list
  8. Your device should now be connected and ready for use

These steps are easy to do and will allow you to quickly connect your AirPods. This can be an upgrade for how you watch your entertainment by giving you privacy to the sound on your TV and allowing you to enjoy your content that’s being watched. 

Dealing With Pairing Issues 

Sometimes you may experience difficulty pairing your AirPods with our Sony TV. Before you attempt to connect your devices there are a few things you should check first. You should make sure your Apple AirPods are set to pair. Always ensure that they are charged and ready to use, but also make sure that no other devices are connected to your Sony TV before trying to pair. 

AirPods Pairing Mode

One major reason that your Apple AirPods could not show up as a discoverable device on your Sony TV could be because they are not in pairing mode or ready to use. If your AirPods aren’t set up in the pairing mode then they will not connect via bluetooth to any type of device. You can follow these steps to put your AirPods in pairing mode:

  1. Put your AirPods inside their charging case, but keep the case open
  2. Hold down on the setup button which is located on the back of the charging case
  3. Wait for the indicator light to turn white
  4. Once this happens it indicates your AirPods are in pairing mode and ready to connect 

Once you complete these steps you can connect your AirPods to your Sony TV by repeating the above steps. 

Make Sure Your AirPods Are Charged

Another simple but common reason your AirPods may not connect to your Sony TV is that they could be dead. You should always make sure your AirPods are charged up before trying to connect them to your Sony TV. 

Charging them is simple, all you need to do is place them in their charging case and close it. To ensure they always stay charged, anytime they are not in use you should place them inside of their charging case. According to Apple, AirPods should last five hours after just one charge. 

Making Sure Other Devices Aren’t Connected To Sony TV

If other devices are paired with your Sony TV it may cause your AirPods to not be able to connect. Before you try to pair your AirPods to your TV you should make sure that you don’t have any other devices that could already be paired to it. If you are in a room that has other bluetooth devices it may be possible that your Sony TV may detect them and they may pop up as able to be paired. 

Final Thoughts 

Your TV has plenty of ports and hookup possibilities for wired devices but this doesn’t limit your options. With the Sony TV you can also pair speakers and headphones such as AirPods using bluetooth. Wireless connections and bluetooth pairing are extremely convenient. The fact that they are wireless and you don’t have to worry about a tangled mess of cords is a huge advantage. 

AirPods also have noise reducing cancellation so you can enjoy your entertainment on the TV distraction free from any background noise. Pairing your AirPods to your Sony isn’t much harder than pairing devices on your phone. You can enjoy your favorite shows and entertainment while listening with your AirPods and not having to deal with difficult steps to connect the devices or any hassle to get it setup. 

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