If you ever have trouble hearing your TV well and do not want to turn the volume way up, pairing your wireless headphones with your TV can be a great and simple way to maximize your listening experience! Let’s talk about how to connect bluetooth headphones to samsung tv.
The option for Bluetooth connectivity adds quite a bit of convenience to our technology usage and overall watching experience. But now, most wireless products are nearly just as reliable and of the same quality as wired products. But the main difference is that there is no hassle with the wires getting tangled and having to plug them in. Wired headphones can limit your viewing options, but the use of wireless headphones enables an experience customized to your preferences.
It is no shock that Samsung has incorporated Bluetooth capability in nearly all their devices, as it’s quite a desirable feature. But the big question is how do you use the Bluetooth feature on a Samsung TV to connect your headphones?
Connecting Bluetooth headphones to a TV can be done on virtually every Samsung TV, even if it is not classified as a Smart TV. Most TVs come right out of the box with built-in Bluetooth capabilities, but even if it does not, we can help you get the job done. You don’t even need the best headphones for Samsung TV to do private listening!
The simplest way to determine if your Samsung TV has Bluetooth capability is to check the user manual it came with to see whether it came built-in or not.
How to Turn Bluetooth On
Unlike your smartphone, the Bluetooth on your smartphone does not need to be turned on before using it. All you have to do is simply pair your device, and then you are good to go. It is impossible to turn the Bluetooth connectivity off because only authorized engineers have the access to the hidden menus that can turn it off. If you tried to access the menu you could, but in the process, you could negatively impact the operation of your TV by perusing without the proper knowledge. But in short, the Bluetooth is always turned on, which means it should be ready for use at any point.
Connecting your Bluetooth Headphones
Syncing your headphones to the Samsung TV is quite an easy process. For starters, make sure that your headphones are put in pairing mode. Next, go into the Bluetooth section of the menu on your TV. Finding the Bluetooth menu option will depend on the specific model of TV you have. Typically, it is located within the sound menu of the settings. Once your headphones are successfully put into pairing mode, they should hopefully show up within the TV’s connection manager and then pair! After the headphones pair, they will always connect when they are turned on and close in proximity.
In simplest terms, follow these steps:
- Check to see if the headphones are ready to pair
- Open the Tv’s Settings
- Go to the Sound Menu
- Click on Sound Output
- Go to the Bluetooth Speaker List
- Lastly, pair your device
What Samsung TV Models Are Bluetooth Enabled?
Unfortunately, we cannot list every Samsung TV model that has Bluetooth capability, as the list would be never-ending. However, determining if your TV has it is quite easy. One thing you can do is to check to see if the TV came with a Smart TV remote, which would ensure that it indeed does have Bluetooth. But if it does not have one you can then check within the sound menu in the settings. If the Bluetooth Speaker List comes up as an option, then that is another indication that the TV has Bluetooth. But if all of that fails, the user manual will be sure to tell you!
Next Steps to Take if there is no Bluetooth Capability
In the case that your TV has no built-in Bluetooth capability, your next best bet would be to purchase a Bluetooth transmitter. It is a small device that you would plug into your existing TV’s headphone jack and you would then connect your headphones to the transmitter. Fortunately, many of them are quite inexpensive.
In simplest terms, follow these steps after purchasing a Bluetooth transmitter:
- Plugin the Bluetooth transmitter
- Connect the transmitter to the TV’s headphone jack or audio output port depending on the model.
- Make sure the headphones are in pairing mode
- Then put the adapter in pairing mode. See the user manual if you need additional instruction.
- Keep the headphones and adapter nearby until they are connected
- After connecting them, go into the TV’s setting and change the audio settings to PCM, if necessary.
- You should then be connected!
Samsung is typically top-notch when it comes to innovation and technology, which means the TV is no different when it comes to its quality, features, and Bluetooth connectivity. Connecting your headphones to a Bluetooth-enabled Samsung TV is now easier than ever to add a significant amount of convenience to the TV experience. At the end of the day, make sure that the device you are trying to connect is nearby and is in pairing mode!
Written by Caleb MacDonald