So we should all know that the Apple TV (4th gen) does not support the W1 chip for automatic pairing, but it can pair with bluetooth headphones so it is possible to pair. Here is what I experienced: You can pair the AirPods to Apple TV using the pairing button on the AirPods case. Just like any other bluetooth headset. While watching a show on my TV I still saw AirPods as an audio option on my iPhone 7. So I decide to start listening to music on my phone. TV then loses connection with AirPods. AirPods no longer listed as audio option in Apple TV. So yes, you can use W1 enabled devices on AppleTV, but you have to re-pair everytime you want to use them. Yes, this is sort of a pointless thread because most people should know this, and yeah I expected the outcome. But I thought some forum members would appreciate knowing exactly what will happen when pairing to Apple TV.