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AirPods will automatically pair with your Apple TV running tvOS 11

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Apple didn’t talk much about tvOS 11 during its Worldwide Developers Conference this week, yet it still released the developer beta. We’re slowly getting an idea of what to expect. 9to5Mac reports that AirPods will automatically pair with a user’s Apple TV. Previously, the earbuds only automatically paired with iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches that were associated with the same iCloud account.

So maybe with tvOS 11 you’ll be able to watch TV without needing a whole speaker setup or even dealing with manually pairing. How many people want to watch TV with their AirPods? I’m not sure, but Roku did add a headphone jack to its remote. Maybe that’s a sign.

tvOS also includes a new Home Screen Sync feature, which will keep your apps consistent across Apple TVs, and automated switching between dark and light mode. We also know it’ll support Amazon Prime Video.