How to connect Bluetooth devices to your Samsung TV

How to connect Bluetooth devices to your Samsung TV

Samsung TVs can connect to variety of Bluetooth devices, including speakers, soundbars, headphones, keyboards and mice, and gamepads. This can enhance the audio of your TV or make it easier to navigate the menu.

Depending on your TV this feature could be called SoundConnect, SoundShare, or Bluetooth Audio.

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Please note: not all Samsung TVs support Bluetooth connections. Some Samsung TVs support connections from Bluetooth audio devices, but not from Bluetooth HID devices (mouse, keyboards, and gamepads). If your TV doesn't support Bluetooth, you will not be able to connect Bluetooth devices wirelessly and may have to use a cable. USB Bluetooth transmitter receivers are not supported

Press the home or Smart Hub button on your TV remote. Click on the image below that looks the most like your TV.

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TVs produced from 2016 - present

Please note: the menu on 2020 and 2021 Samsung TVs is a different colour, however the steps are the same. Follow the steps below to learn how to connect Bluetooth devices

How do I pair soundbars, speaker, and headphones?
1 Open the Settings menu on your TV
2 Navigate to Sound
Select Sound
3 Select Sound Output
Select Sound Output
4 Select Bluetooth Speaker List
Select Bluetooth Speaker List
5 Set your Bluetooth device to begin actively pairing. Please consult the user guide for your Bluetooth device for more information

Please note: if you're using a Samsung SoundShare device from 2013, select SoundShare before placing it into pairing mode. If you're using a Samsung TV SoundConnect device from 2014, select TV SoundConnect before placing it into pairing mode

6 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 then on again

7 Select Pair and connect

How do I pair keyboards and gamepads?
1 Open the Settings menu on your TV
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 Set your Bluetooth device to begin actively pairing. Please consult the user guide for your Bluetooth device for more information
7 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
8 Select Pair and connect
Select Pair and Connect

How to disconnect a Bluetooth device?

Once you've paired a Bluetooth device to your TV, it will try and connect automatically the next time that you turn it on. To disconnect your device, you can turn it off or turn off the TV if your device has power saving settings. If you don't want your device to connect automatically, you can disconnect it through the settings.

1 Open the Settings menu on your TV
2 Select General
3 Select External Device Manager
4 Select Device Connection Manager
5 Select Device List
6 Select the device that you want to disconnect
7 Select Disconnect

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TVs produced in 2015

How do I pair soundbars, speakers, and headphones?
1 Open the Settings menu on your TV
2 Navigate to Sound
Navigate to Sound
3 Select Speaker List
Select Speaker List
4 Select Bluetooth Audio
Select Bluetooth Audio
5 Set your Bluetooth device to begin actively pairing. Please consult the user guide for your Bluetooth device for more information

Please note: if you're using a Samsung SoundShare device from 2013, select SoundShare before placing it into pairing mode. If you're using a Samsung TV SoundConnect device from 2014, select TV SoundConnect before placing it into pairing mode

6 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 your device still doesn't appear, try turning both devices off and then on again

How do I pair keyboards and gamepads?
1 Open the Settings menu on your TV
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 Set your Bluetooth device to begin actively pairing. Please consult the user guide for your Bluetooth device for more information
7 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

8 Select Pair and connect

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TVs produced in 2014

How do I pair soundbars and speakers?

Please note: Samsung TVs produced in 2014 only support Samsung SoundShare devices and TV SoundConnect devices from 2014, unless it's a Samsung soundbar manufactured in 2015 or later

1 Open the Settings menu on your TV
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 Set your Bluetooth device to begin actively pairing. For Samsung SoundShare enabled devices, the soundbar should be set to SoundShare before pairing. All other Samsung Soundbars should be set to BT. Please consult the user guide for your Bluetooth device for more information
6 Select Samsung Audio Device List
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?
1 Open the Settings menu on your TV
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 Set your Bluetooth device to begin actively pairing. Please consult the user guide for your Bluetooth device for more information
6 Depending on the device you are connecting your options will be different. Select an option that allows you to add a device
7 Select the device you wish to pair

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

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TVs produced in 2013

How do I pair soundbars, speakers, and headphones?

Please note: Samsung TVs produced in 2013 only support Samsung SoundShare devices, unless it's a Samsung soundbar manufactured in 2015 or later, or TV SoundConnect devices from 2014

1 Open the Settings menu on your TV
2 Navigate to Sound
Select Sound
3 Select Speaker Settings
Select Speaker Settings
4 Select Soundshare Settings
Select Soundshare Settings
5 Select Add new device
6 Select Samsung Audio Device List
7 Set your Bluetooth device to begin actively pairing. Please consult the user guide for your Bluetooth device for more information
8 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

9 Select Pair and connect

How do I pair keyboards and gamepads?
1 Open the Settings menu on your TV
2 Select System
3 Select Device Manager
4 Select the type of device you want to pair

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

5 Depending on the device you are connecting your options will be different. Select an option that allows you to add a device
6 Set your Bluetooth device to begin actively pairing. Please consult the user guide for your Bluetooth device for more information
7 Select the device you want to pair to the TV

Please note: if the device you want 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

8 Select Pair and connect

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