Using AirPlay, you can connect your HomePod with Apple TV and enjoy superior sound quality like a sound bar offers. This makes your movie-watching experience truly unparalleled. By using AirPlay connectivity, you can use HomePod as a speaker for Apple TV.
Streaming Apple TV sound on HomePod is possible when you are using Apple TV of third, fourth, or fifth generation.
How to Use HomePod as a Speaker for Apple TV
- Your HomePod must be already set up with your iPhone or iPad.
- Third, fourth, or fifth generation of Apple TV.
- Your HomePod and Apple TV must be connected with the same Wi-Fi network.
Pair Apple TV With HomePod
Step #1: Launch Settings app on your Apple TV.
Step #2: Scroll down and choose Video and Audio section.
Step #3: Now you need to select Audio Output.
Step #4: From the Audio Output, you have to tap on HomePod icon from the list of available devices.
When you pair Apple TV with HomePod, the TV sound will be streamed through HomePod instead of your TV. You can use HomePod’s physical controls to change the volume of Apple TV or you can use Siri command. You can also use touch controls on HomePod to play or pause content; alternatively, use Siri commands.
How to Unpair Apple TV and HomePod
You have to walk back through the same settings to unpair your Apple TV and HomePod. Once your smart TV empties out the entertainment dose, you can remove HomePod from Apple TV.
Step #1: Go to the Settings on your Apple TV.
Step #2: Scroll down to Video and Audio section and tap on it.
Step #3: Here, you need to select Audio Output.
Step #4: Finally deselect the HomePod by clicking on the icon from the list of available devices.
How to Use Apple TV Remote to Select Audio Output Device
You can use an Apple TV remote to select your HomePod as an audio output device. You can do this quickly.
Step #1: Launch the Home screen of your Apple TV.
Step #2: Press and hold the Play/Pause button on Apple TV remote.
Step #3: In the next menu, choose HomePod option.
Follow the same steps to begin to use Apple TV audio again; however, be alert to choose your Apple TV instead of HomePod.
Apple is likely to bring the feature of pairing two HomePods together to get the effect similar to stereo sound in its future iOS 11 update. When dual HomePod pairing is available, you can use two HomePods with your Apple TV for a better sound quality.
Just like Apple TV, you can also use HomePod as your iPhone speaker if you are playing contents from your iOS device. HomePod is a bit costlier than other smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home. You can use Apple TV Bluetooth speakers if you don’t want to use HomePod. Moreover, you can check some HomePod alternatives in case you are not happy with HomePod’s performance.
That’s all friends!
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