ATV 4 and Bluetooth Headphones Reconnection Reliability

jon3543

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How reliably does your ATV 4 reconnect with your Bluetooth headphones when you turn them on? Mine is very spotty. There's no way to manage the connections, so I have made sure that each BT transmitter I have connects to only one receiver, iPhone 7 to Bose Revolve, Avantree Leaf to Sony MDR-1000X, and ATV 4 to Avantree Saturn Pro. The first two are flawless, and the Saturn Pro did connect reliably with them when I tested it.
 

mallbritton

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Mine is pretty reliable. I use, variously, pairs of Beats Solo 3, AirPods and Performer 808s.

When you start a video you can pull the top slider down, go to Audio and choose what BT headphones you want to use.
 

jon3543

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That's another problem. When it doesn't reconnect, it doesn't show up in that slide-down menu. I have to back out all the way to Settings, where it does appear as a Bluetooth device, though "Not connected". If I select it there, it reconnects right away. This is not re-pairing, which I haven't had to do.
 

jon3543

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It looks like the Saturn Pro was the weakest link. I bought the TROND BT-RX S receiver, and it works fine with the ATV 4.