Are you trying to figure out if your Samsung TV has Bluetooth? With Bluetooth, you to connect a wide range of peripherals to your Samsung TV, such as keyboards, soundbars, headphones, and whatnot.
Not every Samsung TV has Bluetooth, and the TVs that do have Bluetooth, often don’t make it clear how to enable it. It’s very frustrating to buy a Bluetooth device for your TV only to discover your TV doesn’t have Bluetooth.
Here’s how you can avoid that:
Does Samsung TVs Have Bluetooth?
The majority of Samsung TVs have Bluetooth. To check if your Samsung TV has Bluetooth, open the Settings menu, navigate to Sound, select Sound Output, and you should see an option for Bluetooth Speakers.
The option won’t be available if your TV is not Bluetooth compatible. Bluetooth should be enabled on your Samsung TV by default. Most Samsung TVs designed in the last decade should have Bluetooth.
Ways to Check if your Samsung TV has Bluetooth:
If you don’t see a Bluetooth Speaker option, here are some other things you can try.
- If your TV has a smart remote, it likely has Bluetooth because the remotes use Bluetooth to connect to the TV.
- Search for the TV’s manual using Samsung’s support.
- Open Settings and look for Bluetooth Options.
Enable Bluetooth via Secret Menu:
You can sometimes manually enable Bluetooth from Samsung TV’s secret developer menu. To enable this menu you will need to press a sequence of buttons on the remote. This won’t work on every TV but it’s worth a shot.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Turn off your TV using the remote.
- On the remote, press Mute, 1, 8, 2, and Power.
- A blue box will appear on the top right corner of the TV.
- Scroll down to Engineer Options.
- If you see BT Audio, enable it.
- If you don’t see BT Audio, head back and select MRT Option from the list.
- Look for BT Support, make sure it’s on.
- Restart your TV and look for Bluetooth Audio options
Still can’t find Bluetooth? Chances are your TV model does not support Bluetooth.
Don’t worry, there’s one more thing to try:
How to Add Bluetooth to a Non-Bluetooth Samsung TV:
So you realized your Samsung TV does not have Bluetooth. The good news is you can add Bluetooth to a Samsung TV by connecting a Bluetooth radio to the 3.5mm audio port. I recommend this Giveet Bluetooth 5.0 3.5mm adapter. These adapters are usually powered by USB.
Connect the Bluetooth adapter to the 3.5mm audio port on your TV and set the gadget to pairing mode. From there, connect your Bluetooth audio devices to the gadget. You might need to manually change the TV’s default audio output from TV speakers to 3.5mm audio. The audio from your TV will be routed through the 3.5mm port, to the Bluetooth device, and over Bluetooth to your headphones.
You can use the same Bluetooth adapter to turn old sound systems into smart speakers. Remember, these adapters only work with TVs that have a 3.5mm port, and they’re only compatible with Bluetooth audio devices. There might be a slight delay in audio when using Bluetooth.
How to Pair Bluetooth Headphones to a Samsung TV:
You can pair Bluetooth headphones to your Samsung TV if it has the Bluetooth Speakers option in the audio output settings. When you select Bluetooth Speakers on your Samsung TV, the TV will start searching for nearby devices.
Next, enable pairing mode on your Bluetooth headphones. The exact steps will vary depending on your Bluetooth headphones. On most Bluetooth headphones, all you have to do is hold down the power button for 10 seconds until a light starts to blink. Some Bluetooth headphones will have a dedicated Bluetooth pairing button.
Once your Bluetooth headphones are in pairing mode, they should be discoverable, and you should see them on the Bluetooth Speaker list on your Samsung TV. Select them from the list, hit connect, and wait for an audio indicator. The light on your Bluetooth headphones should stop blinking once they are paired to the TV.
And that’s one way to use your TV without disturbing anyone near you.
Can You Pair a Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard with a Samsung TV?
Yes. Samsung TVs support Bluetooth mice and keyboards. To connect a mouse and keyboard, plug the USB Bluetooth receiver into a free USB port on your TV and the TV should recognize it. I recommend using a keyboard that has a touchpad built-in, I like the Logitech K300 Plus.
Using a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard with your Samsung TV makes navigating apps and searching for media much easier.
Most Samsung TVs have Bluetooth, but you might need to do a little digging to enable Bluetooth on the TV. If your TV does not have Bluetooth, you can buy a 3.5mm Bluetooth transmitter. Just remember, a 3.5mm Bluetooth audio transmitter won’t work with Bluetooth keyboards, only Bluetooth audio devices.