How to Tell if Your Samsung TV Has Bluetooth

Samsung smart TVs are among the most popular on the market. For decades now, Samsung has been making brilliant TV sets and successfully keeping up with the recent ‘smart’ trend. Most Samsung TVs and smart TVs, in general, are Bluetooth-compatible because many peripheral TV devices use this means of connecting.

How to Tell if Your Samsung TV Has Bluetooth

Knowing how to connect a peripheral device to your smart TV is often essential in using the said device in the first place. Here’s how to pair your Samsung TV with a device using Bluetooth.

How to Tell if Your Samsung TV Has Bluetooth

Clearly, before moving on to pairing a Bluetooth device to your Samsung TV, you should check whether it features a Bluetooth connection.

  • The easiest possible way to check is to google your TV model number and check the specs.
  • Another good indication that your TV is Bluetooth-capable is a Smart Remote. If your Samsung TV comes with a Smart Remote, it definitely supports Bluetooth, as this is how the remote pairs to the TV.
  • Another way to check whether your Samsung TV has Bluetooth is to go to the Settings menu, navigate to Sound, and then Sound Output. If you can see an option called Bluetooth Speaker List, your TV is Bluetooth-capable.
  • Finally, you can always consult the user manual that came with your TV set or google the manual online.

Adding Bluetooth Support to an Unsupported Samsung TV

Although a smart TV that supports Bluetooth is more than typical, there’s still a way around it for unsupported Samsung TVs. Getting a Bluetooth adapter that connects to the 3.5 mm audio jack or the standard red/white AUX audio port does the trick. The adapter helps link your TV to a Bluetooth device, even if the TV isn’t equipped with the Bluetooth feature.

How to Pair a Bluetooth Device to Your Samsung TV

While most peripheral devices feature a cable connection option, Bluetooth is a much simpler alternative that helps reduce the mess that cables create. Although the whole process is relatively simple and similar to pairing wireless headphones to your smartphone, you’ll still have to deal with TV menus. This process tends to be frustrating at times.

The entire Samsung TV Bluetooth pairing process includes accessing the Connection Guide, activating Bluetooth pairing, selecting the device, and accessing the device. Images and steps may differ based on model. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Navigate to the Source then Connection Guide using your remote.
  2. Choose the desired category for your Bluetooth device, such as Audio Device.
  3. Select Bluetooth.
  4. Refresh the list on your TV in case the device doesn’t appear on it.
  5. Highlight the Bluetooth device in question on the list, select it, and press the Pair and Connect button on your screen.

The Connection Guide is a feature that slowly gets you through the Bluetooth setup process. Even if your Samsung TV doesn’t automatically detect the device in question, the above steps help you achieve a paired connection.

Bluetooth and Samsung TVs

As you can see, the whole process of connecting Bluetooth devices to your Samsung TV is relatively simple and won’t take too long. Before moving on to purchasing a Bluetooth device, check to see whether your Samsung TV is Bluetooth-capable. If that’s not the case, then buy a Bluetooth adapter. Not all Bluetooth devices work on many Samsung TVs (or many other brands), such as a keyboard or mouse.

However, some newer Samsung TVs have mouse and keyboard support. Most practical devices like Bluetooth headphones, earbuds, smartphones, and speakers work just fine.

14 thoughts on “How to Tell if Your Samsung TV Has Bluetooth”

Jeffrey Hiner says:
I have a samsung smart television, I went to the settings, to select bluetooth, there is no option. Is there anything else I can do?
Steve Larner says:
I don’t think you have any other options to add Bluetooth to your Samsung TV. USB Bluetooth dongles require drivers and installation so that won’t work. There is no other hookups for Bluetooth either. I would have to say that your only option is to add a device that supports Bluetooth, then connect it to your TV, such as a Blu-Ray player with Bluetooth.
jo says:
Is it possible to connect Bluetooth devices to a Samsung TV (model: UN65NU7100)?
what kind Bluetooth connector(receiver) and AV Cable to support my tv and Bluetooth speaker?
Steve Larner says:
Any adapter that goes from USB to Bluetooth.
Tim Glennon says:
Is it possible to connect two Bluetooth devices to a Samsung TV (model: UN24M4500AF)?
I presently have a bluetooth device for my hearing aids connected via an optic cable, and would like to connect a second bluetooth device via a audio cable so I can run a remote speaker.
Steve Larner says:
They make USB to Bluetooth adaptors. They are especially common for audio purposes. Try Amazon.
Kris Mortensen says:
Our whole house runs through an entertainment system. So I have a remote for my tv that work my tv but not the Samsung one. I cannot figure out how to connect my earbuds to it. Any suggestions
Austin says:
Is it possible to stream from my phone or tablet to and add on device? I have an older
Samsung 6350 and it gets the net but limited sites. Thank you.
Ryan O says:
Samsung Model UN43RU7100F will not connect to Skullcandy Hesh 3 Bluetooth headphones..
Mrs. Linda Flint says:
Samsung tv has finally detected Echo Studio and Studio says its paired to Samsung 8000 series, but sound does not come out of Studio and tv cannot be found on Alexa app. What can I do to get Studio to play the tv sound.
Nia says:
still have issues with the tv not detecting my devices, only my phone

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