How to tell if your Samsung TV has Bluetooth

Samsung smart TVs are some of the most popular on the market. Samsung has been making brilliant TVs for decades and successfully following the recent "smart" trend. Most Samsung TVs and smart TVs in general are Bluetooth enabled, as many TV devices use this means of connection.

Knowing how to connect a device to your smart TV is often essential to using said device in the first place. Here's how to pair your Samsung TV with a device via Bluetooth.

How to tell if your TV has Bluetooth

Obviously, before moving on to pairing a Bluetooth device with your Samsung TV, you need to check if it has a Bluetooth connection. The easiest way to check is to Google your TV's model number and check the specs.

Another good indication that your TV is Bluetooth enabled is a smart remote. If your Samsung TV came with a smart remote, it definitely supports Bluetooth because that's how the remote pairs to the TV.

Another way to check if your Samsung TV has Bluetooth is to go to the Settings menu, go to Sound, then go to sound output. If you can see an option called Bluetooth Speaker List, your TV is Bluetooth compatible.

Finally, you can always check the user manual that came with your TV or search for the manual online on Google.

Added Bluetooth support to an unsupported Samsung TV

While a smart TV that supports Bluetooth is more than typical, there's still a way around it for unsupported Samsung TVs. Getting a Bluetooth adapter that connects to the 3,5mm audio jack or the standard red/white AUX audio port does the trick. The adapter allows you to connect your television to a Bluetooth device, even if the television is not equipped with the Bluetooth function.

How to Pair a Bluetooth Device to Your Samsung TV

While most devices have a wired connection option, Bluetooth is a much simpler alternative that cuts down on the mess created by wires. While the whole process is relatively simple and similar to pairing wireless headphones to your smartphone, you'll still have to deal with the TV's menus. This process tends to be frustrating at times.

The whole Samsung TV Bluetooth pairing process includes accessing the Connection Guide, enabling Bluetooth pairing, selecting the device, and accessing the device. Images and steps may differ by model. Here's how.

  1. Navigate to " Source " so " Login Guide » using your remote control.
  2. Choose the desired category for your Bluetooth device, such as " Audio device. »
  3. Select " Bluetooth. " 
  4. Refresh the list on your TV in case the device does not appear there.
  5. Highlight the Bluetooth device in question in the list, select it and press the button “Pair and connect” button on your screen.

Connection Guide is a feature that slowly guides you through the Bluetooth setup process. Even if your Samsung TV does not automatically detect the device in question, the steps above will help you establish a paired connection.

As you can see, the whole process of connecting Bluetooth devices to your Samsung TV is relatively simple and won't take too much time. Before moving on to buying a Bluetooth device, check if your Samsung TV is Bluetooth-enabled. If not, buy a Bluetooth adapter. Not all Bluetooth devices work on many Samsung TVs (or many other brands), such as a keyboard or mouse. However, some newer Samsung TVs support mouse and keyboard. Most handy devices like Bluetooth headphones, headphones, smartphones and speakers work just fine.

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