Yes, you can connect AirPods with a Samsung smartphone.
Apple has created its ecosystem, but that does not mean you cannot pair its devices with other companies products.
AirPods are the flagship category TWS from Apple. Let’s find out how to pair it with devices other than Apple products and its conveniences.
How do I connect AirPods to my Samsung smartphone?
Connecting AirPods to a Samsung device is very simple.
Just turn on your Samsung phone’s Bluetooth. You will see AirPods on the Bluetooth device’s menu. Click on the AirPods option and then click Pair. That’s it.
It is not only easy for Samsung but also for other Android devices as well. Android is a versatile operating system. It has tons of customization and independence in what you want to use on an Android device.
Therefore, you can use AirPods on Android devices very easily. Now, the question remains of which devices AirPods are made of.
The answer is simple. Apple manufactures its devices focusing on its ecosystem. Therefore, you can take maximum advantage of AirPods when you use it in its ecosystem.
When you want to use it outside of its ecosystem, you will have to do some extra work. You will not get the feature of seamless pairing.
Though it is inconvenient to use an Apple device outside its ecosystem, you can still run it with extra effort.
Can I pair AirPods with Samsung TV?
Yes, you can connect your AirPods with a Samsung TV. However, connecting AirPods with a smart TV is not straightforward like connecting with an Android smartphone.
Apple has put H series chipsets in its AirPods. These chipsets are too efficient for seamless Bluetooth pairing with other devices. Well, by other devices, I mean other Apple devices.
However, when it comes to other companies’ devices, not only AirPods but also other Apple products do not seem to be efficient at all. The reason is that Apple manufactures its devices exclusively for its ecosystem.
Now, let’s talk about how you can connect your AirPods with your Samsung TV.
First of all, go to the Bluetooth Speakers menu on your Samsung TV. The place you would find this option may vary with the television model. However, a general guideline is:
Settings → Sound Output → Bluetooth Speakers List
After following this directory, you will find the available Bluetooth devices you can pair with your Samsung. Turn your AirPods pairing mode on. Now, you should see your AirPods option in the Bluetooth Speakers List.
Click on AirPods and wait for your Samsung TV to finish the syncing. That is it. Now, you can enjoy your television through AirPods.
However, this will not work out for all the Samsung TV models. If it does not sync, sorry, but you have to find alternatives for your AirPods.
Which AirPods are the best for Samsung devices?
You can never draw out the full potential of AirPods with a Samsung device or other company’s products. However, when it is about performance, all AirPods models will give similar results for a Samsung product.
If you have an Apple ecosystem, you will distinguish the pros and cons of various AirPods models. New generation AirPods have better facilities for pairing simultaneously with different Apple devices.
However, the sound performance did not improve tremendously other the years as the optimization has reached a saturation point.
Therefore, if you have a non-iOS device, such as a Samsung device, regardless of the AirPods generation, you will see no difference. Thus, you can check the battery life of AirPods models and pick the one with the longest battery life.
But again, for Samsung devices, you should pick Earbuds or TWS from Samsung. In this case, you will create an ecosystem of Samsung. It will be more beneficial for your working environment.
But again, if you are an AirPods lover and do not want to spend money to build an Apple ecosystem, go for the AirPods Pro models.
Both pro and non-pro models will perform the same for a Samsung device. But pro models have higher battery life and will also last longer.
- https://www.asurion.com/connect/tech-tips/how-to-connect-airpods-and-other-wireless-headphones-to-your-tv/ – Connecting wireless earphones to TVs (Asurion)
- https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208718#: – Pairing AirPods with Bluetooth devices (Apple Support)