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Connect a Bluetooth Device to the TV

A soundbar connected to the TV with Bluetooth

Connect a Bluetooth soundbar to really get the most out of your favorite movie, or headphones for a private screening. Some Samsung TVs come with Bluetooth capabilities, which means they can wirelessly connect to speakers and other devices.

If your TV has Connection Guide as an option, navigate to Sources > Connection Guide. Select the device type you would like to pair and follow the on-screen instructions to connect it wirelessly. Keyboards and gamepads will fall under Accessories.

What Products Can Be Connected?

Your TV is your center for entertainment, but you can make it even better by connecting Bluetooth devices. On some QLED, UHD, and SUHD TV models, you can connect the following devices:

  • Bluetooth speakers, soundbars, and headphones

  • Bluetooth keyboards and gamepads

Connection Guide on the TV

To find out if your TV is Bluetooth compatible, navigate to Samsung Support, and then find your specific model.

Pair Bluetooth Soundbars, Speakers, and headphones

Wireless Bluetooth speakers amplify your movies or music, while Bluetooth headphones can block out any unwanted sounds or let you enjoy programs without disturbing anyone around you.

Navigate to Settings using the directional pad on your remote, and then select Sound. Next, select Sound Output, and select Speaker List or Bluetooth Audio Device, depending on your TV model. Select the Bluetooth audio device that you would like to connect to your TV.

Sound Output in TV settings

Make sure your other device is on and in pairing mode. If needed, check the device’s manual. Select Pair and connect, and then wait for your device to connect. When the devices are done pairing, select OK.

Pair a Keyboard or Gamepad

On a remote, selecting letters one by one to search for movies on Netflix or other apps is tedious. You can make it easier by connecting a Bluetooth keyboard or gamepad.

Navigate to Settings using the directional pad on your remote, and then select System. Next, select Input Device Manager, and then select Add Bluetooth Keyboard Gamepad.

Select the Bluetooth keyboard or gamepad that you would like to connect to your TV. Make sure your other device is on and in pairing mode. If needed, check the device’s manual.

Input Device Manager in External Device Manager TV settings menu

Select Pair and connect, and then wait for your device to connect. When the devices are done pairing, select OK. Your Bluetooth device will now be connected to your TV.

Get Help When Devices Won’t Connect

If the TV or other devices will not connect, try the following:

  • Make sure the device is compatible with Bluetooth.

  • Check that the TV and device are turned on.

  • Make sure the device is in pairing mode when you select Pair and connect.

  • Turn the TV and the device on and off.

  • If it is battery powered, make sure the device is fully charged.

  • Do not place the device too far away from the TV.

  • Check that the device is not paired with another TV or device.

  • If needed, unpair the device from the other TV or device.

  • If following the steps above does not solve the problem, consult the device’s user manual.

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