Our favorite Aussie Lama Shane Miller has released a Swift Zwift Tip quickly explaining some recent changes to Zwift for AppleTV.
The modifications to the pairing screen make it clear that Zwifters must pair their Bluetooth devices by one of these two methods:
- Using Zwift Companion (on your phone), which works via your local network and does not limit the number of devices you can connect; or
- Directly to AppleTV, which only allows two device connections
The two connection limit is one of the hassles which AppleTV users have to put up with. This isn’t a limit from Zwift, but from Apple. There are various ways around it, but if you’re running up against that limit the simplest (and cheapest) solution is to just use Zwift Companion.
On the other hand, if you have a smart trainer with built-in cadence such as the Wahoo KICKR line, Tacx Neo and other smart trainers, Saris H3, or any Elite interactive trainer, you can pair up your heart rate monitor as well as your smart trainer directly to AppleTV and be off and Zwifting in no time!
Watch the video: