Article ID : 00135445 / Last Modified : 07/01/2022

Can I use Bluetooth headphones, speakers, and soundbars with my Android TV or Google TV?

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

    Check the device specifications

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

    Check the TV settings

    Confirm whether A/V sync is available in the TV settings menu. If it is, your model supports Bluetooth headphones.

    • Using a remote control with a (Quick Settings) button:
      1. Press the (Quick Settings) button, then select SettingsDisplay & SoundAudio output.
      2. Check if A/V sync is available.
    • Using a remote control with a Home button:
      1. Press the HOME button, then select Settings.
      2. The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
        • Select Display & SoundAudio output.
        • Select Sound.
      3. Check if A/V sync is available.

    Check the compatible model list

    The models listed below are compatible with Bluetooth connections. Make sure that your model is listed.

    2022 TV series (other than X74K_X75K and W8K series)

    2022 TV series (X75K series)

    2021 TV series

    2020 TV series

    2019, 2018, 2017 TV series

    Notes:

    • Make sure your TV and other audio device have the latest software update
    • Only one Bluetooth® audio device can be connected to the TV at a time. It is possible to connect Bluetooth devices other than the Bluetooth audio device at the same time.
    • The codec used when transmitting the Bluetooth audio device is SBC (Sub-Band Coding) (LDAC, AAC, aptX, eSBC, etc. are not supported.)
    • Depending on the TV app used, or Bluetooth audio device connected, some app operations performed from the Bluetooth audio device may not work. In such cases, use the TV remote control to operate the app.