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How to Connect Bluetooth devices to Samsung Smart TV [Definitive Guide]

We all know how Smart TVs play an important role in our day-to-day life. Whether it is for watching content, using it as a display for gaming, or just about anything else. Samsung makes one of the best Smart TVs with incredible displays. While these TVs let you screencast and connect to the internet via Wi-Fi, do you know you could use Bluetooth on the TV to connect various Bluetooth-enabled devices? Read along to know how to connect Bluetooth devices to Samsung Smart TV.

Why use Bluetooth? Well, it helps reduce the need for cables that you might need to connect to your TV and have more space on the desk or stand on which your TV is on. With the help of Bluetooth, you can connect to a lot of devices such as Bluetooth headsets, soundbars, speakers, gamepads, and even keyboards and mice. Bluetooth helps with the seamless and fast connection of devices. Let’s get started on how to connect Bluetooth devices to Samsung Smart TVs.

This guide helps you connect Bluetooth headset/headphone, soundbar, gaming controller, and many other devices to your Samsung TV.

Connect Bluetooth devices to Samsung Smart TV

Since most Samsung Smart TVs come with Bluetooth already, they will always be on. If for some reason, you are unsure if your Samsung Smart TV has Bluetooth or not, you can do the following.

  • Open the Settings menu on your Samsung Smart TV.
  • Select Sound and the Sound Output.
  • You should now be able to see a Bluetooth Speaker list.
  • If you see the option and the list, it is a clear indicator that your TV has Bluetooth.

Connect Bluetooth Headsets and Speakers to Samsung Smart TV

You can use Bluetooth-enabled headsets and speakers when you do not want to disturb anyone else in the room or house with what you are watching. To connect the headset or speakers to your Samsung Smart TV, do the following.

  1. Turn your Bluetooth headset on and ensure that it has got enough battery.
  2. Now, you might want to make sure no other device has automatically connected to the headset.
  3. Next, you will want to press a button to enable pairing mode. Some headsets will right away switch to pairing mode when they are turned on.
  4. The settings to pair your Samsung TV with the Bluetooth Headset or Speakers are a bit different in some models.
How to connect Bluetooth devices to your Samsung tv

Smart TVs from 2020 and 2021

  1. From the home screen, move to the Sources.
  2. Then head over to the Connection guide.
  3. Now under Audio section, tap on Bluetooth, then tap on OK and hit Setup Now option.
  4. It will start searching for Bluetooth devices around you for pairing.
  5. Tap on your Bluetooth headset or speaker name, then tap on Pair and Connect option.
  6. That’s it.

Smart TVs from 2017, 2018, and 2019 with models R, N, and M

  1. From the home screen, head over to the Settings menu.
  2. Now, head over to Sound, select Sound Output, followed by Bluetooth Speaker list.
  3. Select your headset from the list. It should now connect and pair with your headset right away.

Smart TVs from 2016 with K series

  1. Open the Settings menu and head over to Sound.
  2. Under Sound select Expert Settings followed by Wireless Speaker Manager and finally Bluetooth Audio Devices.
  3. Select your headset from the list. It should now connect and pair with your headset right away.

Smart TVs from 2015 with J series

  1. Open the Menu and select Sound.
  2. Select Additional Settings followed by TV SoundConnect or Bluetooth Audio.
  3. This will vary based on what headset you are trying to connect to the TV.

Smart TVs from 2014 with H series

Head over to Speaker Settings by selecting Sound from the main menu. Once you reach Speaker Settings, you can select TV SoundConnect or TV SoundOutput based on whether you are using a Samsung SoundConnect device or a normal device.

Connect Bluetooth Soundbars to Samsung Smart TV

Soundbars are great sound accessories to add to your movie-watching experience on the bug screen. Nowadays, you can get soundbars with Bluetooth instead of the traditional cables and cords. Connecting a Bluetooth soundbar to a Samsung Smart TV is super easy. Here is how you can do it.

  1. Firstly, power up your soundbar and turn the Bluetooth on or set it enabled.
  2. You will now have to enable Bluetooth Pairing mode. (You can find this in your soundbar’s user manual)

Smart TVs from 2017 through 2020 (M, N, R, Q models)

  1. From the home screen of your TV, select the Settings option.
  2. Now, head over to Sound, and select Sound Output.
  3. Highlight and select Bluetooth Speaker List.
  4. The list will show you Bluetooth devices that are within range, Select your soundbar from the list.
  5. Your TV will now ask if you wish to pair it with the device. Select yes and let both devices get paired.
  6. And now you have connected the soundbar to your Samsung Smart TV.

Smart TVs from 2016 with K series

  1. From your TVs Home, head over to Settings and then select Sound.
  2. Now, select Expert Settings followed by Wireless Speaker Manager and then finally Bluetooth Audio Devices.
  3. From the list of available Bluetooth devices, select your soundbar and pair it with your TV.

Smart TVs from 2014 and 2015 (J and H series)

  1. Head to Speaker Settings from the main menu of your TV.
  2. Select the Sound tab and finally, Add a New Device. Turn this option to On.
  3. Your TV will now scan for Bluetooth devices around it.
  4. Select your soundbar and pair it with your Samsung Smart TV.

Connect Bluetooth Controller or Gamepad to Samsung Smart TV

Whatever controller you will be using to pair with your Samsung Smart TV make sure it is charged up and switch it on. Also, ensure that no other devices are connected to the controller.

The settings to pair the controller to the Samsung TV are different but simple overall.

Smart TVs from 2019 (model R)

  1. Open up Settings, and navigate to General.
  2. Now, select External Device Manager and then Input Device Manager.
  3. You will now be able to see the Bluetooth Device List.
  4. Select your controller from the device, and it should now pair out with the TV.

Smart TVs from 2016 (model K)

  1. From the main screen, head over to Settings.
  2. Select System, followed by Input Device Manager.
  3. Finally, select Add Bluetooth keyboard and Gamepad.
  4. The TV will begin to scan for Bluetooth devices. Select your controller, and you should be good to go.

Smart TVs from 2015 (model J)

  1. Press the Menu button on your remote.
  2. Scroll over to System and then select Device Manager.
  3. Now, select Bluetooth Gamepad Settings.
  4. Select your controller from the list and pair it. You can now use your Bluetooth controller with your Samsung Smart TV.

Connect Bluetooth Mice and Keyboard to Samsung Smart TV

You can use the mouse and keyboard as input devices to navigate around on your Samsung Smart TV. Different models of the Samsung Smart TV have different methods to connect Keyboard or Mouse to Samsung Smart TV.

Turn on your mouse and keyboard and ensure that it’s not getting connected by any other device.

Smart TVs from 2018 and 2019 (model N, R)

  1. Open up settings and head over to General.
  2. Select External Device Manager followed by Input Device Manager.
  3. Now select Bluetooth Devices List and select your keyboard or mouse/mice from the list to pair with your Samsung Smart TV.

Smart TVs from 2017 (model M)

It is the same as the above method only that after selecting External Device Manager, you need to select Keyboard Manager and then select Add Bluetooth Keyboard. In this way, you should be able to add your Bluetooth mice or keyboard to your TV.

Smart TVs from 2016 (model K)

Instead of seeing the External Device Manager, you will see the Input Device Manager. On selecting it, you can now Add Bluetooth Keyboard and Mice right away.

Smart TVs from 2014 and 2015 (model J, H)

  1. Head over into the Menu of your TV,
  2. Now select System followed by Device Manager.
  3. You can now select Keyboard Settings to add a keyboard or Mouse Settings to add a mouse to your Smart TV.

Conclusion

So, this is how you add various kinds of Bluetooth devices to Samsung Smart TVs. The process is simple and easy to follow. The whole process to add or pair any of the above mentioned Bluetooth devices should not take more than 5 minutes of your time.

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Enjoys games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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