Samsung Smart TV offers more than one connectivity option. You can connect external devices to Samsung TV via HDMI cables, Optical cables, AUX cables, Bluetooth, and WiFi. Based on the devices, you can tweak the connectivity options. For instance, to enable AirPlay on Samsung TV, you can enable a common WiFi connection. To connect to an external display, you can use HDMI cables, and the list goes on. Similarly, to connect Bluetooth devices like speakers, headphones, hearing aids, and AirPods to Samsung Smart TV, you have to enable the Bluetooth connectivity option.
How to Check Samsung TV’s Bluetooth Compatibility
If you get a smart remote with your Samsung TV, then the TV has Bluetooth support. The Samsung Smart remote will look more or less like this.
In case you have other types of remote, then you can check Bluetooth compatibility in the Samsung TV’s settings. To do so,
1. Go to Settings on your TV and select Sound.
2. Under that, choose Sound Output.
3. If you see the Bluetooth Speakers List option, then your TV supports Bluetooth.
How to Connect Bluetooth Devices to Samsung Smart TV
On Samsung TV, you can connect different types of Bluetooth devices like speakers, headphones, keyboards, mouse, and gamepads. The connecting procedure differs for Speakers, Soundbars, Headphones, and Gamepads, Keyboards.
How to Connect Soundbars, Speakers, and Headphones to Samsung TV
You can connect external devices like soundbars, speakers, and headphones to Samsung Smart TV using the steps mentioned below.
1. First, set your Bluetooth device in a pairing mode.
2. Navigate to Settings on your Samsung Smart TV.
3. Select the Sound option in the Settings.
4. Choose the Sound Output option.
5. Select Bluetooth Speakers List.
6. Choose the Device that you want to connect to your TV.
7. Finally, tap Pair and Connect and the connection will be established.
For 2016 Smart TV models:
Home >> Settings >> Sound >> Expert Settings >> Wireless Speaker Manager >> Bluetooth Audio Devices.
For 2015 Smart TVs (J models):
Samsung SoundConnect Device – Menu >> Sound >> Additional Settings >> TV SoundConnect.
Other Bluetooth Audio Devices – Menu >> Sound >> Additional Settings >> Bluetooth Audio or go to Sound >> Speakers List >> Bluetooth Audio.
For 2014 Smart TVs (H models) :
Samsung SoundConnect Devices – Menu >> Sound >> Speaker Settings >> TV SoundConnect.
Other Bluetooth Audio Devices – Menu >> Sound >> Speaker Settings >> TV >> Sound Output >> Bluetooth Headphone Or Speaker Settings >> Add New Device >> Samsung Audio Device List >> choose the device name to pair.
For 2013 Smart TVs
Settings >> Sound >> Speaker Settings >> Soundshare Settings >> Add new device >> Samsung Audio Device List >> choose the Device to connect >> Pair and Connect.
How to Pair Keyboards and Gamepads to Samsung Smart TV
1. Go to Settings on your Samsung TV.
2. Tap General.
3. Chose External Device Manager.
4. Select Input Device Manager.
5. Choose Bluetooth Device List.
6. Keep the Keyboards and Gamepads in the pairing mode and choose the device that you want to pair.
7. Select the Pair and Connect option to connect the devices to your Samsung TV.
For 2015 Smart TVs – Settings >> System >> Device Manager >> choose the type of device >> Add Device >> set the device into a pairing mode >> choose the device >> Pair and Connect.
For 2014 Smart TVs – Settings >> System >> Device Manager >> choose the type of device >> set the device into the pairing mode >> Add Device >> choose the device that you want to pair.
2013 Smart TVs – Settings >> System >> Device Manager >> Type of device >> Add device >> choose the device name >> Pair and Connect.
Note: 2014 and 2013 models don’t support Bluetooth Gamepads.
What can I do if my Samsung TV doesn’t support Bluetooth?
If your Samsung TV is not equipped with built-in Bluetooth support, you need to buy any of the Bluetooth adapters. You can find a handful of BT adapters on Amazon e-commerce sites and local shops. Most of the BT adapters have a 3.5mm audio port. You can connect these adapters to the AUX port of your Samsung TV.
How to Disable Bluetooth Device on Samsung Smart TV
1. Go to Settings and click General.
2. Tap External Device Manager.
3. Choose Device Connection Manager.
4. Select the Device List option.
5. Select the device that you want to disconnect and tap the Disconnect button.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, not all Samsung TVs have Bluetooth support. The Samsung TV models that are manufactured from 2013 and above have built-in Bluetooth support.
Go to the Samsung TV Service Menu and choose Engineering Options. Select the BT Support to turn on the Bluetooth feature on Samsung TV Screen Menu.