Smart TVs have become a norm when you are looking out for a new TV. Gone are the days when you had to think whether your TV would be able to support certain devices, install particular apps, or for that matter even if it was able to connect to the internet or not. All smart TVs out there now let you install and uninstall apps, connect to the internet, and even let you connect various types of Bluetooth devices to the TV. In today’s guide, we will be looking at how you can connect a Bluetooth device to your TV with ease.
When it comes to connecting Bluetooth devices to your TV, you can connect a good number of soundbars, speakers, headphones, and even truly wireless earbuds. These sound output devices help to improve the sound output which is generally average or basic from TV units.
Let’s take a look at how to add Bluetooth devices to your Android and Google TV.
There are two types of smart TVs. There’s one that comes with the older Android TV and there’s Google TV, the newer improved UI available on select TVs, and some Sony smart TVs. The steps to connect Bluetooth devices to such TVs are simple and easy. No matter what TV you have, we have listed the steps that you can follow to connect the Bluetooth device to your TV.
How to Connect Bluetooth Devices to Android TV
Connecting Bluetooth devices to an Android TV is relatively straightforward. Let’s get to the steps right away.
- Power up your Android TV and also your Bluetooth device that you wish to connect.
- Make sure that the Bluetooth device has enough battery charge and is also in the nearby range of your Android TV.
- Endure that the Bluetooth device has not been connected to any other device during this process.
- Grab the remote for your Android TV and select the Settings icon from the top right corner.
- The Settings menu will open up.
- Navigate to the bottom until you see the “Remote and Accessories” or “Bluetooth Settings” option, it depends on the TV’s brand.
- Select it.
- Now, choose the Add Accessory option.
- Here you can now search for Bluetooth devices.
- Make sure your Bluetooth device is switched on and has the pairing mode enabled.
- In a few seconds, the device should show up on your TV.
- Select the device. It will ask you to confirm the pairing code with your device.
- Confirm the code and now the TV has been paired as well as connected to your Bluetooth device.
- The sound output will now be played from the connected Bluetooth speaker, soundbar, headphones, or TWS.
How to Connect Bluetooth Devices to Google TV
Now, let us take a look at the steps that you need to follow to connect Bluetooth devices to the Tv that runs on Google TV OS.
- Power up your Google TV and the Bluetooth device that you want to connect.
- Keep in mind that the Bluetooth device is switched on, in pairing mode, and has enough battery percentage in it.
- Now, on the Google TV home screen, select the profile picture icon present at the top right corner of the screen.
- Choose the Settings option from the menu that appears.
- When the Settings page opens, select the Remote and Accessories option.
- Finally, choose the Pair Remote or Accessories option.
- The TV will begin to search for Bluetooth devices that are within its range.
- Once your Bluetooth device shows up, select it.
- It will display a pairing code that you need to confirm.
- Once the code has been confirmed, the device has now been paired and connected to your Google TV.
- The sound output will now be played from your connected Bluetooth device.
This concludes the guide on how you can connect a Bluetooth device to your Android TV as well as your Google TV with ease. The process is simple and easy. You can easily connect different types of devices such as Bluetooth controllers, speakers, headphones, soundbars, wireless earphones, and even new remotes at this point.
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