How to Connect AirPods to Roku TV (2-Minute Guide)

Roku TV is an exciting way to watch your favorite content on demand. But, what if you want to listen it on your AirPods? This guide offers a quick solution to your problem.

Are you wondering how to connect AirPods to Roku TV? If yes, you’ve landed on the right page.

Roku TV is an excellent way to watch movies, TV shows, sports, and more on demand. However, not everyone in the house is interested in listening to what you’re watching.

In this case, AirPods are a savior offering you a private listening experience.

But, connecting AirPods to Roku TV can get confusing if you aren’t tech-savvy.

Hence, in this article, we’ll discuss how to connect AirPods to Roku TV with and without the Roku app.

How to Connect AirPods to Roku TV?


The easiest way to connect AirPods to Roku TV is through the Roku app (available on iOS and Android). The ‘private listening’ option on the app helps you pair your AirPods to the Roku TV. On the other hand, if your Roku TV has built-in Bluetooth, you can easily connect both devices using Bluetooth.

The above methods are an easy way to connect AirPods and Roku TV. However, knowing what to do and what options to choose is the real complication many users face.

Thus, you’ll find a step-by-step guide for connecting AirPods to Roku TV with the Roku app or Bluetooth.

How to Connect AirPods to Roku TV with Roku app

The Roku app offers a plethora of options, including a virtual remote control and an option to pair your Bluetooth earbuds directly to a Roku TV.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it.

  1. First, download the Roku app for your Android or iOS device from the Google Play Store or iOS App Store. Open the app and initialize the first-time setup process.

    Roku app on Google Play Store

  2. Ensure your smartphone and Roku TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. The Roku app will automatically search for Roku devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  3. Put your AirPods into pairing mode by pressing the button on the AirPods’ case backside until the LED indicator starts flashing a white light.
  4. Next, turn on your smartphone’s Bluetooth by navigating to Settings > Bluetooth on iOS or Settings > Connected Devices on an Android device. Select your AirPods from the list of available Bluetooth devices.
  5. Now open the Roku virtual remote. You’ll find it on the Roku app’s home screen. Look for ‘Remote’ on the app’s bottom navigation menu.

    Roku Remote Button on navigation

  6. On the Roku virtual remote, tap on the ‘headphones‘ icon, which you’ll find below the navigation buttons. It enables private listening, and you’ll see a notification pop up that says ‘Private Listening Activated.’

    Roku Remote Headphones icon on iOS App

  7. Finally, you’ve connected your AirPods to the Roku TV. To test it, play any audio or video from the Roku and check if it plays through the AirPods.

How to Connect AirPods to Roku TV without app

Suppose you find the process of connecting AirPods to Roku TV via the Roku app cumbersome. In that case, you can connect them using Bluetooth if your Roku TV has it.

Here’s how to do it quickly:

  1. On your Roku TV home screen, navigate to Settings by scrolling down.
  2. Inside Settings, navigate to Remote and devices > Wireless Headphones

    Roku Settings Remote and devices

  3. Tap on the ‘Add new wireless headphones’ option. It will begin searching for nearby Bluetooth devices.

    Roku Add new wireless headphones

  4. Meanwhile, put your AirPods into pairing mode by opening the case and pressing the pairing button on the charging case’s back.
  5. If the Roku TV detects your AirPods, you’ll see ‘AirPods’ on the TV screen. Select it using the remote, and if everything works well, you’ll see a ‘You’re Done!’ confirmation screen.

    Roku select Airpods

As you can see, connecting your AirPods to Roku TV using Bluetooth is easier than using the Roku app.

Having said that, you can work with multiple Roku devices through the Roku app, which also makes things easier for you.

Why Won’t AirPods Connect to Roku TV?

There are numerous reasons why AirPods won’t connect to your Roku TV. Some of these reasons include:

  • Roku TV and Roku app aren’t connected to the same Wi-Fi network
  • Your AirPods aren’t correctly set to pairing mode
  • Your Roku TV or Roku app is outdated

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my Roku TV has Bluetooth?

On your Roku TV, navigate to Settings > Remotes & devices. Here, if you see an option for wireless headphones, your Roku TV has Bluetooth. In addition, you can also look at the user manual or check the TV specifications.

Do I need the Roku app to connect AirPods to Roku TV?

If your Roku TV has Bluetooth, you don’t need the Roku app. Otherwise, the Roku app is a must to connect AirPods to Roku TV.

Can I connect AirPods to Roku TV using Android?

Yes! You only need the Roku app or Bluetooth on your Roku TV to make the connection.


I hope this article helped you learn how to connect AirPods to Roku TV within 2 minutes.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section below.

Yash Lizz
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