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Apple’s AirPods are getting another use this year

by Josh Levenson | June 9, 2017June 9, 2017 10:30 am PDT

With the upcoming release of tvOS 11, Apple’s recently-launched AirPods will automatically pair with your Apple TV. Previously, as noted by The Verge, the earphones would only automatically connect to an Apple Watch, iPad or Mac that was associated with the same iCloud account.

We have to say, we’re looking forward to listening to audio from the Apple TV through AirPods without using the TV speakers. When might the feature come in handy, I hear you ask? Well, mainly when your significant other is asleep and you want to watch a movie with the volume cranked up.

Other changes include…

Other changes baked into tvOS 11 include a new Home Screen Sync feature that essentially enables you to keep a network of Apple TVs looking the same, with identical applications installed on each unit, and an “automatic switching” function, which flicks between dark and light mode.

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Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...

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