Use HDMI ARC or eARC with your Apple TV 4K

With HDMI ARC or eARC turned on, your Apple TV 4K (2nd generation and later) can receive high-quality audio from a supported TV, then play that audio through your HomePod or HomePod mini speakers.

What you need

  • Apple TV 4K (2nd generation or later)
  • HomePod or HomePod mini speakers
  • A TV that supports HDMI ARC or eARC

Turn on HDMI ARC or eARC

  1. Set up your single or stereo pair of HomePod or HomePod mini speakers as the default speaker(s) for Apple TV
  2. Go to the Home screen on Apple TV and select Settings > Video and Audio > Audio Output. 
  3. Under Default Audio Output, make sure the room with HomePod or HomePod mini is selected. 
  4. Under Audio Return Channel, select Play Television Audio. You'll know ARC or eARC has been turned on when it says On (ARC) or On (eARC).

If HDMI ARC or eARC isn't working as expected

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