Connecting your Bose headphones to your Samsung TV is quite simple and should only take a few minutes.
In this guide, we will discuss how to check if your Samsung TV supports Bluetooth devices, how to connect your headphones to your Samsung TV, how to connect your headphones to a Samsung TV that isn’t equipped with Bluetooth functionality, as well as how to troubleshoot your device when facing pairing issues. Let’s dive in!
HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR SAMSUNG TV SUPPORTS BLUETOOTH DEVICES
The first thing you’ll need to do is check whether or not your Samsung TV is equipped with Bluetooth. If your TV arrived with a smart remote, your device supports Bluetooth functionality. If your device did not come with a Smart remote, it might still support Bluetooth. Here’s how to check:
Go to Settings -> Sound -> Sound Output. If the Bluetooth speaker List displays on your screen, then your TV does support Bluetooth.
If your TV doesn’t support Bluetooth, then there’s no need to worry. You’ll still be able to connect your Bose headphones to your Samsung TV.
HOW TO CONNECT BOSE HEADPHONES TO SAMSUNG TV
- Put your Headphones in pairing mode. (For most Bose headphones, this is sliding your Power/Bluetooth slider to the Bluetooth Icon & hold until you hear “Ready to Pair”).
- Next, you want to go to your Samsung Tv’s Bluetooth list to pair your headphones. This process differs slightly depending on what Samsung TV you have:
- SAMSUNG (R, N, and M models): Home > Settings > Sound > Sound Output > Bluetooth Speaker List
- SAMSUNG (K models): Home > Settings > Sound > Expert Settings > Wireless Speaker Manager > Bluetooth Audio Devices
- SAMSUNG (J models) – MENU > Sound > Additional Settings > Bluetooth Audio
- SAMSUNG (H models) MENU > Sound > Speaker Settings > TV Sound Output > Bluetooth Headphone
HOW TO CONNECT YOUR BOSE HEADPHONES TO SAMSUNG TV DOESN’T HAVE BLUETOOTH
If your Samsung TV isn’t equipped with Bluetooth functionality, then you will need a Bluetooth Adapter to pair to your device.
A Bluetooth adapter simply Plugs into a 3.5mm audio port or Left/Right Aux port, depending on which type of adapter you get. Ensure the Bluetooth adapter is supports your preferred connection method.
Next, you’ll want to put your Bluetooth adapter in pairing mode. This differs for each device; make sure you follow along with your device’s user manual. Next, put your Bose headphones into pairing mode by turning your On/Off slider on and holding it for around 2 seconds or until you hear “Ready to Pair”.
Placing your headphones next to your Bluetooth adapter while both devices are on pairing mode should automatically pair your device together.
WHY WON’T MY BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES CONNECT TO MY SAMSUNG TV?
If your headphones are having trouble pairing to your Samsung TV, it may be a simple fix. Let’s take a look at a few troubleshooting methods.
Check if your Samsung TV Supports The Bluetooth
Not all Samsung TVs support Bluetooth functionality; you can check whether or not your TV is equipped with Bluetooth capabilities by going to Go to Settings -> Sound -> Sound Output. If Bluetooth speaker List displays on your screen, then your TV does support Bluetooth.
As stated above, if your TV isn’t equipped with Bluetooth capabilities, you will still be able to connect your headphones via a Bluetooth adapter by following the instructions above.
If your headset is plugged into the charging cable, disconnect it from the charger.
Once the charging cable is plugged into your Bose headphones, Bluetooth will automatically be disabled. Ensure you’re charging cable isn’t plugged in when trying to connect your device.
Ensure your Bose headphones are within the recommended range.
Bose headphones’ Blkuetooth rage is typically 33 feet (10 meters). Objects in between your headphones & Samsung TV can also interfere with the connection.
“Forget” your Bose headphones on your previously connected device’s or “Clear device’s Memory”
In most cases, your device experiences pairing issues because it’s still trying to pair with your previously paired device. You will need to either “Forget” your Bose headphones from your previously connected Bluetooth device list or clear your device’s memory. Here’s how you can clear your Bose headphones memory.
Reset your Bose Headphones
If your Bose headphones are still not pairing to your Samsung TV, then your Bose headphones may need a Reset. Here’s how more on how to reset your Bose headphones.
HOW TO CONTROL BLUETOOTH VOLUME & SAMSUNG TV SPEAKERS VOLUME SEPARATELY
If you would like to use two audio sources at the same time when connecting your Bose headphones to your Samsung TV, then luckily for you, this is possible through Samsungs “Multi-Output Audio” feature. This allows you to enable and control both your Headphones volume and your TV speaker volume separately. Here’s how:
- Press the Home button on your Samsung smart TV
- Select Settings.
- Select General -> Accesibility
- Then click on Multi-Output Audio
- Select your Bose headphones & click on Pair.
CAN I CONNECT TWO BLUETOOTH DEVICES TO MY SAMSUNG TV?
Unfortunately, you can only connect one Bluetooth Audio device at a time to your Samsung TV. However, although you can’t natively connect more than one Bluetooth Audio device at the same time, that doesn’t mean you can’t utilize a Bluetooth adapter,
First, you will need to ensure that your TV is equipped with the output requirements of the Bluetooth adapters you select, such as the 3.5m Aux or Left/Right Aux port. Next, you must ensure that the adapter you select supports multiple Bluetooth device connections.
To connect your devices to your Bluetooth adapter, you want to put both your Headphones & Bluetooth adapter in pairing mode. Once both are in pairing mode, your devices will automatically be paired to one another.