How to connect Bluetooth devices to your Samsung TV

How to connect Bluetooth devices to your Samsung TV

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

 

This feature has previously been called SoundConnect or SoundShare but is now Bluetooth Audio.

Please note: 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?Click to Expand

Many Samsung TV's support a Bluetooth connection. If your TV came with a Smart Remote then it definitely supports Bluetooth as that's how the remote pairs to the TV.

 

If you follow the steps to pair a Bluetooth device and the options don't appear, your TV may not support connecting devices via Bluetooth natively. If this is the case you may be able to find a third party Bluetooth adapter that can connect your TV to your device.

 

You can check to see if your specific model supports Bluetooth in your user manual or E-Manual.

What can be connected via Bluetooth?Click to Expand
  • Bluetooth speakers, soundbars and headphones
  • Bluetooth keyboards, mice and gamepads
How do I pair soundbars, speakers and headphones?Click to Expand

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
Select Sound
3 Select Sound Output
Select Sound Output
4 Select Bluetooth Speaker List
Select Bluetooth Speaker List
5 Select the device you wish to pair to the TV

Please note: if your audio device does not appear, make sure it is switched on and is pairing. If your device still doesn't appear try turning both devices off and on again

6 Select Pair and connect

J and L range (2015)

1 Press the menu button on your TV remote
2 Navigate to Sound
Navigate to Sound
3 Select Speaker List
Select Speaker List
4 Select Bluetooth Audio
Select Bluetooth Audio
5 Select the device you wish to pair with the TV

Please note: if your audio device does not appear, make sure it is switched on and is pairing. If you device still doesn't appear, try turning both devices off and then on again

H range (2014)

1 Press the Menu button on your TV remote
2 Navigate to Sound
Select Sound
3 Select Speaker Settings
Select Speaker Settings
4 Turn Add New Device on
Turn Add new device on
5 Select Samsung Audio Device List
Select Samsung Audio Device List
6 Select the device that you wish to pair

Please note: if your audio device does not appear, make sure it is switched on and is pairing. If your device still doesn't appear try turning both devices off and on again

F range (2013)

1 Press the Menu button on your TV remote
2 Navigate to Sound
Select Sound
3 Select Speaker Settings
Select Speaker Settings
4 Select Soundshare Settings
Select Soundshare Settings
5 Turn Add new device on
6 Select Samsung Audio Device List
7 Select the device that you wish to pair

Please note: if your audio device does not appear, make sure it is switched on and is pairing. If your device still doesn't appear try turning both devices off and on again

How do I pair keyboards and gamepads?Click to Expand

The steps required to pair a keyboard and mouse or gamepad differ depending on what model TV you have. Please follow the steps that correspond to your TV's model range.

 

To start pairing a device, please make sure that it is turned on and that it is pairing. If needed, check the device's manual.

 

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

1 Press the Settings button on your TV remote
2 Navigate to General
Select General
3 Select External Device Manager
Select External Device Manager
4 Select Input Device Manager
Select Input Device Manager
5 Select Bluetooth Device list
Select Bluetooth Device List
6 Select the device you wish to pair

Please note: if the device you wish to connect is not displayed, try selecting the Refresh option and make sure that your device is switched on and set to pair

Select your device
7 Select Pair and connect
Select Pair and Connect

J and L range

1 Press the Menu button on your TV remote
2 Navigate to System
Select System
3 Select Device Manager
Select Device Manager
4 Select the type of device you wish to pair
Select the type of device you wish to pair
5 Depending on the device you are connecting your options will be different. Select the option that allows you to add a device
6 Select the device you wish to pair

Please note: if the device you wish to connect isn't shown, make sure that it is turned on and pairing. If it still isn't showing try turning both the device and your TV off and then on again

7 Select Pair and connect

F and H range (2013 - 2014)

1 Press the Menu button on your TV remote
2 Navigate to System
Select System
3 Select Device Manager
Select Device Manager
4 Select the type of device you wish to pair

Please note: F and H range TVs do not offer connection support for gamepads

Select the type of device you want to pair
5 Depending on the device you are connecting your options will be different. Select an option that allows you to add a device
6 Select the device you wish to pair

Please note: if the device you wish to connect isn't shown, make sure that it is turned on and pairing. If it still isn't showing try turning your device off and then on again

7 Select Pair and connect

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