How to connect Bluetooth devices to your Samsung TV

Last Update date : Nov 20. 2020

Some Samsung TVs can connect to devices through a Bluetooth connection. This is an easy way to use external devices while keeping your space organised and cable free. Bluetooth soundbars and speakers can enhance your viewing experience, while Bluetooth headphones let you enjoy your programs without any disturbance. You can also connect a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse or gamepad to make navigating menus even easier.

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Please note that not all Samsung TVs support Bluetooth connections.  If your TV doesn't support Bluetooth you will not be able to connect Bluetooth devices wirelessly and may have to use a cable

Does my TV support Bluetooth?

If your TV came with a Smart Remote, it supports Bluetooth - that's how the Smart Remote pairs to the TV.

 

No matter what remote came with your TV, you can still check if it's Bluetooth compatible by looking in your settings menu. From Settings, select Sound, and then select Sound Output. If the option Bluetooth Speaker List appears, then your TV supports Bluetooth.

 

You can check to see if your specific model supports Bluetooth in your user manual

What can be connected via Bluetooth?

ㆍBluetooth speakers

ㆍSoundbars

ㆍHeadphones

ㆍBluetooth keyboards

ㆍMice and Gamepads

Pairing a Bluetooth speaker

The steps required to pair audio devices differ depending on which TV model you own. Follow the steps that correspond to your TV's model range. 

 

To start pairing an audio device, ensure that it is switched on and that it is actively pairing. 

K, M, MU N, NU, Q and R range (2016 - Present)

1 Press the Settings button on your TV remote
2 Navigate to Sound
Sound settings
3 Select Sound Output
Select Sound output
4 Select Bluetooth Speaker List
Bluetoth spreaker list
5 Select the device you wish to pair to the TV
6 Select Pair and connect

J and L range (2015)

1 Press the menu button on your TV remote and navigate to Sound
Sound settings
2 Select Speaker List
Speaker list settings
3 Select Bluetooth Audio
Bluetooth audio setting
4 Select the device you wish to pair with the TV
Pairing a Bluetooth controller or gamepad
1 Put the controller or gamepad into Bluetooth pairing mode and make sure it is discoverable. See the product's user manual for how to do this if needed. Some controllers don't need to be put in pairing mode as long as they're turned on and are near the TV.
2 Navigate to the Bluetooth device list on your TV and select the controller or gamepad to pair with. The process is slightly different depending on what TV model you have.

ㆍ2019 Smart TVs (R models): Settings > General > External Device Manager > Input Device Manager > Bluetooth Device List
ㆍ2016 Smart TVs (K models) - Keyboard: Settings > System > Input Device Manager > Add Bluetooth Keyboard & Gamepad
ㆍ2015 Smart TVs (J models) - Keyboard: MENU > System > Device Manager > Bluetooth Gamepad Settings

Pairing a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard
1 Put the keyboard or mouse into bluetooth pairing mode and make sure it is discoverable. See the product's user manual for how to do this, if needed.
2 Navigate to the Bluetooth device list on your TV and select the keyboard or mouse to pair with. The process is slightly different depending on what model of TV you have.

ㆍ2019 and 2018 Smart TVs (N andR models): Settings > General > External Device Manager > Input Device Manager > Bluetooth Device List
ㆍ2017 Smart TVs (M models) - Keyboard: Settings > General > External Device Manager > Keyboard Manager > Add Bluetooth Keyboard
ㆍ2016 Smart TVs (K models) - Keyboard: Settings > System > Input Device Manager > Add Bluetooth Keyboard & Gamepad

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