Using the public beta version of tvOS 11 on an AppleTV 4th-generation.
How to pair my AirPods ear buds?
This new version 11 is supposed to make easy work of pairing. But when I open the AirPods case next to the Apple TV, nothing happens. When I go to Settings > Video and Audio > Audio Output, all I see listed is "Apple TV" both when case is open nearby and when wearing the AirPods.
These AirPods are already paired with both my iPhone and Mac, without problems.