Apple TV Sound Issues: 7 Easy Ways to Fix 

Digital devices are transforming the world at a rapid pace. The way users interact and engage with media has changed dramatically. Despite building on an innovative approach, the digitals also have several limitations; they are prone to technical failures.

While watching content on Apple TV, if you find difficulties like sound issues, that’s quite normal. Yet, finding the resolution method is important.

What’s Wrong with Apple TV Sound?

If Apple TV doesn’t play sound when streaming content, several possible causes exist. Usually, the problem occurs after you finish connecting your Mac to your TV.

You can derive multiple benefits from connecting multiple Apple devices to your TV. Mac has various accessibility features that you can use on your TV. Try using your Mac to read the article that you have been trying to access for a long time.

For example, you can mirror and command your Mac to play content on the big screen. If you want to learn how to make computer read text mac, visit online guides or watch videos.

When you use your Mac to read text and fail to hear any sound, check if the devices are connected properly. Other than that, faulty settings and configuration could be responsible for audio or video problems in Apple TV. Let’s now move on to the methods that could help resolve these problems at home.

7 ways to fix Apple TV sound issues

1. Check Sound Settings

Before you try any other fix, check and ensure that the Sound settings are up to the mark and nothing needs to be changed. Maybe your TV is set to Mute, or any other device is selected as audio output, such as AirPods or Bluetooth speakers.

The Mute button is often pressed accidentally on the Apple TV remote, so you cannot listen to anything.

2. Reboot Apple TV

After checking the sound settings, it’s time to reboot the device if you are satisfied that the right settings are in place. A reboot or reset is usually required if you have upgraded or updated anything on TV, such as sound or video drivers.

So, if you have recently installed drivers, reboot Apple TV to make the device identify changes and work appropriately. Simply click Restart by navigating to the System under Settings.

3. Check Cable Connection

Incorrect cable connectivity can cause inappropriate sound on the Apple TV. Loose cables can create annoying sound problems, so make sure the connections are good to go. You can also remove any Bluetooth speakers attached to your Apple TV.

Fixing this problem is simple; you only need to check the front and rear cable connections. Check any other sound device connected to the TV.

4. Play Alternate App/Channel

Sometimes, core issues exist in a particular app, not the device. Also, the sound issue may lie in a specific TV serial and not the entire app, so you need to figure out what’s creating the problem. Play different apps and series to identify the cause.

Try listening to podcasts available online or playing videos to check if the sound works. If yes, a certain app should be at fault. If not, try alternate solutions to fix the issue.

5. Change Audio Output

Use your Apple TV remote to switch the audio output to Pulse Code Modulation (PCM), typically stereo audio. To reset the audio to PCM, find Settings on the TV remote and then select Sound Settings. Select Audio Out and tap the Optical and Digital Sound Out.

Based on your Apple TV remote model, the steps to change the Sound settings may vary. So, keep the remote model in mind before you try this resolution method.

Sound Settings

6. Connect HDMI to TV

Another reason that can lead to grounding or no sound on your Apple TV device is an inappropriate HDMI connection. The probabilities are that the HDMI port or the Cable itself might not be working properly.

Removing the receiver or reversing HDMI cable ends can fix any sound-related issues you are dealing with on your Apple TV.

7. Set Audio Mode to Auto

Setting the audio mode to Auto can help fix the persisting problem. When the right output device is not selected, your Apple TV cannot produce any sound. To set the audio mode to Auto, you must navigate to Settings.

Under Settings, select the Audio and Video option. Change the Audio Mode to Auto and choose the corresponding speakers to fix the issue.

The Conclusion

Even though audio issues seem like any other minor problem, they are hard to fix. Moreover, troubleshooting such issues may be simple, but you need to spend a lot of time identifying the actual cause.

If you are facing any similar audio problem on your Apple TV, try the above-mentioned steps to fix it by yourself. Be patient and careful while trying these methods.

About: Pankaj Konwar

Pankaj Konwar is the founder and writer of 5GMP. He writes in-depth buying guides, tips for troubleshooting common TV problems, and reviews of the latest TV models.

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