If you’re like most people, you probably use your smartphone for everything from playing music to ordering takeout. So it only makes sense that you’d want to use it to control your TV, too.
But Do Smart TVs have Bluetooth? Unfortunately, not all smart TVs have Bluetooth capabilities. It really depends on the brand and model of your TV. Some brands, like Samsung and LG, offer Bluetooth as a feature in their higher-end models. However, other brands may not include it at all or only offer it in select models.
List of Smart TVs with Bluetooth Connectivity
Many Smart TVs do have Bluetooth capabilities for connecting other devices such as headphones or speakers. Some apps on Smart TVs only connect if your remote control is a Bluetooth device. If it’s not, you’ll need to find out if your TV is compatible with Bluetooth.
To find out for sure, check your TV’s settings and look for a Bluetooth option under the sound or network settings. Alternatively, if your TV came with a Smart Remote, it likely supports Bluetooth connectivity. It’s always best to double-check with the manufacturer or refer to the product manual for specific details.
|Samsung QLED TV||yes|
|Samsung UE50AU9000 LED 50″ Smart 4K Ultra HD TV||yes|
|LG OLED55CS6LA OLED 55″ Smart 4K Ultra HD OLED TV||Yes|
|LG 55UQ91006LA LED 55″ Smart 4K Ultra HD TV||Yes|
|sony Bravia tv Bluetooth||Yes|
|Vizio M-Series TV||Selected Models|
|| TCL 6-Series TV||No|
|Toshiba – Fire TV Editions||Yes|
How to Connect Your Phone to a Smart TV?
First, make sure that your phone and TV are paired. To do this:
Step 1: Go into the settings menu on your TV and find the “Bluetooth” setting.
Step 2: Once you’re in the Bluetooth setting, select “Pair new device.”
Step 3: Then, go into the Bluetooth settings on your phone and select your TV from the list of available devices. If everything is working properly, your TV should now be paired with your phone.
Step 4: Next, open up the app or website that you want to play audio from on your TV. For this example, we’ll use YouTube. Find a video that you want to watch and press play.
Step 5: Once the video starts playing, pause it and go into your phone’s settings menu. Find the “Bluetooth” setting and make sure that it is turned on.
Step 6: Then, find the “Media volume sync” setting and turn it on as well. This will sync the audio from your phone to your TV so that you can hear it through the TV’s speakers.
Step 7: Go back to the YouTube app on your phone and press play. The audio from the video should now be playing through your TV’s speakers!
You can adjust the volume from either your phone or your TV remote control. And that’s all there is to it! Now you can enjoy all of your favorite videos with better sound quality than ever before.
How to check that your smart TV is Bluetooth Enabled?
To check if your smart TV is Bluetooth enabled, go to the settings menu and look for the Bluetooth option. If it is available, then your TV is Bluetooth enabled.
How to Enable Bluetooth through the TV’s secret service menu? A step-by-step guide
To enable Bluetooth through the TV’s secret service menu.
Step 1: Access the TV’s secret service menu by pressing and holding the “Menu” button on the remote control while pressing the “Input” button on the TV.
Step 2: Use the arrow keys on the remote control to navigate to the “Installation” menu.
Step 3: Select the “Bluetooth” option and press the “Enter” button.
Step 4: Select the “Enable” option and press the “Enter” button.
Step 5: Press the “Menu” button to exit the service menu.
How to make your smart TV Bluetooth Enabled?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the process for making your smart TV Bluetooth enabled will vary depending on the specific model and make of your TV.
However, many newer smart TVs come with Bluetooth capabilities built-in, so you may not need to take any additional steps to enable this feature.
However, if your TV does not have Bluetooth built-in, you may be able to purchase and install a Bluetooth adapter that will allow you to connect your TV to Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Benefits of having Bluetooth Enabled on a smart TV
Some benefits of having Bluetooth enabled on a smart TV include the ability to wirelessly connect the TV to other devices, such as speakers or headphones. This can provide a better audio experience when watching movies or TV shows.
Additionally, Bluetooth can be used to connect a keyboard or mouse to the TV, which can be helpful when browsing the internet or using apps.
Smart TVs are great for so many reasons and one of those reasons is that you can use them as Bluetooth speakers! If you have a smart TV with Bluetooth capabilities, simply follow the steps outlined in this blog post to start using it as a speaker for all of your favorite audio content.
Whether you’re watching a movie on Netflix or jamming out to some music on YouTube, using your smart TV as a Bluetooth speaker is a great way to improve both the sound quality and the overall experience. So go ahead and give it a try you won’t be disappointed!
Thanks for reading!
I am John Kouchek, the founder of Own The Smart Home. I am passionate about making homes smarter and more efficient. I have a degree in Robotics and Automation (MSc) and have worked in the home automation industry for over 10 years. Learn More!