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How To Connect Bluetooth Headphones To Samsung TV [2022]

Connect Bluetooth Headphones To Samsung TV

Your family is getting tired of your late-night binge-watches…

Good news: There’s something you can do to lessen the noise.

Use a Bluetooth headset.

Now, you just need to connect it with your Samsung TV…

And let me help you along the way.

Keep reading to discover:

  • 5 instant solutions to fix your Samsung TV’s Bluetooth connection error.
  • How to change a Samsung TV’s sound output to your Bluetooth headphones.
  • A detailed guide on enabling Bluetooth on your Samsung TV for wireless headsets.
  • 3 easy-to-follow steps on connecting a pair of wireless headsets to your Samsung TV.
  • And so much more…

How to connect Bluetooth headphones to Samsung TV


Step 1: Check if your Samsung TV has Bluetooth

The essential step in connecting Bluetooth headphones to your speaker?

Finding out if your Samsung TV has Bluetooth first.

And there are a couple of ways to do this. The easiest of which is checking which remote you have.

You see, one type of Samsung remote uses Bluetooth to connect to your TV.

This is called the Samsung One Remote.

How can you tell if your TV has this remote?

Here’s what One Remote looks like:

  • Sleek and tall.
  • Minimalist design.
  • Typically colored Metallic Gray or Black.
  • Only contains a couple of buttons, like the Directional Pad, Power, and Voice Assistant.

Alternatively, you can compare your current remote with the ones found here.

You’ll also be able to tell if you have Bluetooth by looking at your TV manual.

This should come as you bought the TV.

However, if you lost yours, that’s okay…

You can always look for your TV manual here. Search for your TV model, and the website should redirect you to the model’s spec sheet.

What to do if your TV doesn’t have Bluetooth

Not all Samsung TVs have Bluetooth, even the smart ones.

Does that mean you can’t connect a wireless headset?

Not at all.

But, you’ll need to spend money to buy a Bluetooth transmitter.

This is a device that connects to your audio jack. After inserting it into the jack, the device will transmit the audio as Bluetooth signals.

Step 2: Put your headphones into Pairing Mode

Next, grab your wireless headset.

Depending on which one you have, there should be a button on it.

Press that button until your headphones light up or flicker…

This means that your headphones are now on Pairing Mode.

A device on this mode will begin sending Bluetooth signals so another device can pair.

Don’t fret if it’s still flickering.

That’s completely normal behavior until a device connects with it successfully.

Which brings us to…

Step 3: Change your sound output

Now, all that’s left to do is pair your headphones with the Samsung TV.

Here’s the thing:

Directions differ depending on which year Samsung released your TV and which model it is. Let me walk you through all of it:

For Samsung TVs released after 2017 (K, M, MU N, NU, Q, and R)

  1. Press the Home button on your Samsung One Remote.
  2. Go to the Settings page.
  3. Head to Sound.
  4. Tap Sound Output.
  5. Select Bluetooth Speaker List.
  6. Wait until your headset appears on the list.
  7. Choose your wireless headphones.

For 2016 Samsung K TVs

  1. Press the Home button on your Samsung One Remote.
  2. Go to the Settings page.
  3. Head to Sound.
  4. Tap Expert Settings.
  5. Under Wireless Speaker Manager, choose Bluetooth Audio Devices.
  6. Wait until your headset appears on the list.
  7. Select your wireless headphones.

For 2015 Samsung J TVs (SoundConnect)

  1. Press the Menu button on your Samsung TV remote.
  2. Go to the Sound menu.
  3. Tap Additional Settings.
  4. Choose TV SoundConnect.
  5. Wait until your headset appears on the list.
  6. Select your wireless headphones.

For 2015 Samsung J TVs (Non-SoundConnect)

  1. Press the Menu button on your Samsung TV remote.
  2. Go to the Sound menu.
  3. Choose Bluetooth Audio.
  4. Wait until your headset appears on the list.
  5. Select your wireless headphones.

For 2014 Samsung H TVs

  1. Press the Menu button on your Samsung TV remote.
  2. Go to the Sound menu.
  3. Tap Speaker Settings.
  4. Choose TV SoundConnect.
  5. Wait until your headset appears on the list.
  6. Select your wireless headphones.

If you’re still a little confused about the steps…

There’s no shame in that.

And you can always watch videos explaining the whole process. Like this one:


Why won’t my Bluetooth connect to my Samsung TV?


Your Bluetooth won’t connect to your Samsung TV because Bluetooth is disabled.

You’ll have to open the Service Menu on your Samsung to fix this.

This is a secret menu on every TV meant for technicians.

The Service Menu has all the settings available on your device.

Why isn’t this readily available for everyone?

Because one wrong move can brick your entire TV.

But, you shouldn’t worry about accidentally breaking your TV. You need to follow these directions to enable your Bluetooth properly:

  1. Shut down your Samsung TV.
  2. While it’s closed but still plugged, enter the secret code to open your Service Menu.

The secret code depends on which model you have. The most common code is pressing the following buttons on your remote: “Mute > 1 > 8 > 2 > Power.”

If that didn’t do anything, one of these should work:

  • Mute > 1 > 1 > 9 > Power.
  • Info > Settings > Mute > Power.
  • Sleep > P.STD > Mute > Power.
  • P.STD > Menu > Sleep > Power.
  • Display/Info > Menu > Mute > Power.
  • Display/Info > P.STD > Mute > Power.

Once you successfully access your Service Menu, proceed to…

  1. Go to the Options menu.
  2. Press MRT Option.
  3. Set BT Support to On.

And then restart your TV. You should now have Bluetooth.

But, if you’re still having Bluetooth connection issues, then try the following fixes:

Perform a power cycle on your TV

Perform A Power Cycle On Your TV

You can solve any problem on any device with a restart.

It’s like first-aid for electronics.

The only catch is you have to do it right and patiently. This process is called a power cycle, and you should do it this way:

  1. Shut your TV down.
  2. Unplug it from the socket.
  3. Standby for 30 seconds.
  4. Plug it back in and boot up.

What separates this from a regular restart is the 30 seconds.

You allow your TV to shut down in those few seconds instead of going to sleep.

That means all stuck tasks and processes on your TV can also restart.

Disconnect other Bluetooth devices from your Samsung

Another thing that could block Bluetooth from working is other Bluetooth devices.

You can easily fix this by disconnecting these devices from your TV. And you can do that in 6 steps:

  1. Tap the Settings button on your Samsung One Remote.
  2. Head to Sound.
  3. Go to Sound Output.
  4. Press Bluetooth Speaker List.
  5. Choose the Bluetooth device you want to remove.
  6. Select Disconnect.

You may also be interested in: Samsung TV Bluetooth Not Working

Remove physical obstructions

Physical objects can also block Bluetooth signals.

Below is a table of known Bluetooth interference and how strong they are:

ObjectInterference Level
WoodLow
GlassLow
Synthetic materialsLow
WaterMedium
BricksMedium
MarbleMedium
PlasticHigh
ConcreteHigh
Bulletproof glassHigh
MetalVery high

Furthermore, other wave-emitting objects can also scramble Bluetooth waves.

These are:

  • Radio.
  • Microwaves.
  • Wi-Fi routers.
  • Baby monitors.

If any of these objects are around your Samsung TV, remove what you can.

Update your Samsung TV

Outdated software may also cause your Bluetooth connection not to work.

So, it’s always a good idea to update your Samsung TV.

Not only will this fix your Bluetooth issues, but it can also:

  • Make your TV perform better.
  • Get rid of other glitches on your system.
  • Give new smart features to your Samsung.

To update your Samsung, you have 2 choices:

If you have a Wi-Fi connection

  1. Press the Settings button on your Samsung TV remote.
  2. Head to the Support menu.
  3. Select Software Update.
  4. Choose Update Now.

If you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection

  1. Get a flash drive with 2 Gb of free space.
  2. Insert the flash drive into a PC.
  3. Download your latest firmware here.
  4. Copy and extract the downloaded file to your flash drive.
  5. While the TV’s turned off, insert the flash drive into its USB port.
  6. Turn your TV on.
  7. When a prompt appears, press Yes.

Factory reset your Samsung TV

Lastly, a factory reset can also get rid of all errors on your TV, including your Bluetooth issues.

However, there’s more than one way to reset your TV.

The process depends on which model you have.

Let me teach you how to factory reset any Samsung TV models:

2020 Samsung TVs and above

  1. Press the Home button on your Samsung TV remote.
  2. Go to the Settings page.
  3. Head to the Support menu. 
  4. Select Device Care.
  5. Tap Self Diagnosis.
  6. Choose Reset Smart Hub.
  7. If applicable, enter the PIN for your TV. If you haven’t set yours yet, it should be 0000.

2016 to 2019 Samsung TVs

  1. Press the Home button on your Samsung TV remote.
  2. Go to the Settings page.
  3. Head to the Support menu. 
  4. Select Self Diagnosis.
  5. Choose Reset Smart Hub.
  6. If applicable, enter the PIN for your TV. If you haven’t set yours yet, it should be 0000.

Other Samsung TV Models

  1. Released in 2012: Smart Hub > Tools > Settings > Reset.
  2. Released in 2013: Menu > Smart Hub > Smart Hub Reset.
  3. Released in 2014: Menu > Smart Features > Smart Hub Reset.
  4. Released in 2015: Menu > Smart Hub > Reset Smart Hub.