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How to Pair Bluetooth Devices to an Apple TV

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Introduction

Your Apple TV can be paired with multiple Bluetooth devices. This guide will help you set them up!

Prerequisites to begin pairing your Bluetooth device:

  • An Apple TV
  • A Bluetooth device

You will need to know how to set the device in pairing mode. We will walk you through accessing Apple TV's Bluetooth settings.

Apple tv home page

1 Open Bluetooth Settings

  1. On your Apple TV menu, select Settings.
    Apple tv home page with settings selected

  2. Select Remotes and Devices.
    Apple tv settings with remotes and devices selected

  3. Select Bluetooth.
    Apple tv remotes and devices settings menu with bluetooth highlighted

  4. Bluetooth is always on for your Apple TV. It will automatically begin to scan for your Bluetooth device.

2 Pairing Device

  1. Set your device to pairing mode. The way you do this may be differ from device to device. In most cases, you can push and hold the power button for 3 to 5 seconds to enter pairing mode on your device.
  2. Your Apple TV will attempt to find the device.
  3. Once your device has been found, select it, and it will pair.
    Apple tv bluetooth selection page

  4. You can now use you device!

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Your Apple TV can be paired with multiple Bluetooth devices. This guide will help you set them up!

Prerequisites to begin pairing your Bluetooth device:

  • An Apple TV
  • A Bluetooth device

You will need to know how to set the device in pairing mode. We will walk you through accessing Apple TV's Bluetooth settings.

Apple tv home page

  1. On your Apple TV menu, select Settings.
    Apple tv home page with settings selected

  2. Select Remotes and Devices.
    Apple tv settings with remotes and devices selected

  3. Select Bluetooth.
    Apple tv remotes and devices settings menu with bluetooth highlighted

  4. Bluetooth is always on for your Apple TV. It will automatically begin to scan for your Bluetooth device.
  1. Set your device to pairing mode. The way you do this may be differ from device to device. In most cases, you can push and hold the power button for 3 to 5 seconds to enter pairing mode on your device.
  2. Your Apple TV will attempt to find the device.
  3. Once your device has been found, select it, and it will pair.
    Apple tv bluetooth selection page

  4. You can now use you device!

If you are having trouble connecting your Bluetooth device to your Apple TV, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that your Bluetooth accessory and Apple TV device are close to each other (within a couple of feet).
  2. Check that your Bluetooth accessory is on and fully charged or connected to power. If your accessory uses batteries, check if they need to be replaced.
  3. Restart your Bluetooth accessory.
  4. Make sure that Apple TV software is up to date.
  5. Unpair the Bluetooth accessory and put it back in discovery mode, then try to pair it again.


If you still can't pair or connect your Bluetooth accessory. Try these steps:

  • If you can pair your accessory with other devices but not your iOS device, unpair the accessory from one of the other devices, then try to pair with your iOS device again.
  • Check with the accessory manufacturer to make sure that your accessory is compatible with your iOS device.
  • If you have any of the following issues, contact Apple Support:
    • You can’t turn on Bluetooth or the setting is grayed out.
    • You can’t connect any Bluetooth accessories to your device.
    • The accessory manufacturer confirmed that your accessory is working correctly.