Article ID : 00135445 / Last Modified : 08/19/2019

Can I use Bluetooth headphones and soundbars with my Android TV?

    You can pair some wireless headphones or soundbars to your Android TV™ through a Bluetooth® connection, however, the devices must be compatible. There are a few ways to confirm this.

    Check the device specifications

    Check the specifications of your device on the model support page to confirm if your TV and Bluetooth headphones or soundbar support A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) Bluetooth profile. Manuals are posted on your model support page. .

    Check the TV settings

    1. Confirm whether A/V sync is available in the TV settings menu.
      1. On the supplied TV remote control, press the HOME button.
      2. Select Settings gear iconSettings.
      3. This step will vary depending on the options available in your TV menu. Follow the steps accordingly.
        • Under the TV category, select Display & Sound > Audio output.
        • Under the TV category, select Sound.
      4. Check if A/V sync is available.
        • If it is, your model supports Bluetooth headphones.
    2. Disable the TV speakers to output the sound through your headphones.
      1. Press the HOME button.
      2. Select Settings gear iconSettings.
      3. Under the TV category, select Sound.
      4. Under Sound, select Headphone/Audio out.

    Check the compatible model list

    View A2DP Compatible Android TVs

    View A2DP Compatible Bluetooth Headphones

    View A2DP Compatible Bluetooth Soundbars

    Note:

    • Other Bluetooth headphones and soundbars that support A2DP may work with your TV. However, we don't guarantee its operation.
    • You can only pair one Bluetooth headphone or soundbar and one other Bluetooth device to the TV at the same time but not two Bluetooth headphones or soundbars at the same time.
    • There may be delays when you connect your XBR X850G Series to an HT-X9000F.
    • The target headphones may be difficult to find when registering a Bluetooth device depending on the combination of TV and headphones.
      • If the headphones aren't displayed on the TV screen after waiting for about ten seconds, press the BACK button on the TV remote control and try searching for the device again.

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