How to Connect Wireless Earphones to TV?

With the explosion in online streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc., people depend more on Smart TV to watch their favourite movies and series. 

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The audience is now shifted to Televisions from Mobile phones and laptops because they can deliver a much better experience. Compared to a 6-inch mobile screen or a 15-inch computer screen, some premium quality TVs can provide a theatre-like experience.

Most of us prefer to watch movies at night. So we would be forced to reduce the volume to a minimum or depend on mobile.

Are you looking for an option to watch your favourite series at night without disturbing your loved ones who are sleeping peacefully at night? Is it possible to connect wireless headphones to your TV?

The answer is YES. Whether you are using a Bluetooth enabled Television or not, you can conveniently and effectively pair your wireless stereo earphones to it.

Now let’s see how to connect Wireless Earphones to TV.

Before stepping into the procedures, just look into the advantages of using headphones for watching TV programs.

Listening without disturbing others

While you’re watching programs, your parents might be sleeping in the next room peacefully after a day’s heavy jobs, or your sibling may be studying for the next day’s exams. 

It is really important not to disturb them, and the best option is to use premium quality headphone.

Better sound quality

Now the programs are with visual and audio rich contents. Now even the big-budget movies have started releasing through online platforms.

But the inferior inbuilt speakers of tv’s usually failing to deliver the required audiophile-quality audio. This problem can be minimised by using a wireless headset.

Ambient noise reduction

Even though you are within your house, ambient noise such as vehicle honking, animal sound etc., disturb your listening to music feel.

But the best wireless Bluetooth headphones with noise-cancelling features can effectively disturb these noises.

How to Connect Wireless Earphones to TV?

Here we will take you directly into the steps.

There are two types of TV, one with Bluetooth on tv and the other without it.

Television with Bluetooth

Some of the latest TV has inbuilt Bluetooth technology. But the main doubt among users is how do I know if my tv has Bluetooth?

The majority of the Smart TV available now has Bluetooth. Most of them in the mid and high range, usually enabled with Bluetooth.

A number of methods are available to check the Bluetooth compatibility of your TV.

  • Method-1: The first and most simple step is to check the user guide. You can check the Bluetooth availability in the connectivity section.

But this method is helpful only if you are lucky enough to own the guide now. But the first thing most of us usually do after unboxing is to throw away that.

If you don’t have it, we have other methods.

  • Method-2: Television with Smart Remote will have TV Bluetooth. If you have it, you need not have to search anywhere to check its Bluetooth compatibility because Smart Remote connects to your TV through Bluetooth.
  • Method-3: You can in the manufacturer’s or shopping site’s website to check the same. They usually specify everything about the technical specification of every product.
  • Method-4: If you own an Android TV, navigate to the setting menu by clicking the “help” button on the remote. Then go to the status option and click on system information.

There you can see whether your Tv supports Bluetooth or not. 

  • Method-5: If you own a normal TV and not an Android one, don’t worry. You first proceed to the settings menu by clicking on the “Home” button. Then you can find the system information from the system setting or product support option.

You can identify whether your TV has a Bluetooth option from there.

Note: From our study and experience, we observe most of the TV released in the market after 2016 have Bluetooth option.

  • Method-6: Another option is to find the model name and search it on google to check its Bluetooth compatibility. You can also go to the shop from where you have purchased the product for it.
  • Method-7: The last option is to check on the TV Service Menu Code website to find the hidden service menu to check wireless compatibility. This method can be used for any TV types of any brands.

Note: Exclusively for Samsung TV users. If it has a Smart Remote, it’ll support Bluetooth.

Another option to check Bluetooth compatibility is to click on the “Settings” option and then click “sound”. In the new window appeared, select “sound output”. If you can find the option “Bluetooth Speaker List”, the Bluetooth compatibility is confirmed.

How do I Connect My Bluetooth Headphones to My Smart TV?

Here we discuss the way to connect your Bluetooth enabled Television, ie, tv with Bluetooth transmitter, to a Bluetooth headset. We will tell you every step in detail,

  • Step-1: Take your wireless earbuds and turn them on. You have to press and hold the power button for 2-3 seconds, or if it has a smart touch feature, touch on it for 2-3 seconds.

When it reaches on the pairing mode, the indicator light (usually blue) start blinking. Now you can keep your Bluetooth device aside.

  • Step-2: Now proceed with your TV. First, you have to click on the “Menu” button on your remote. Then navigate to the “Sound” option.
  • Step-3: In the new window, you can see a number of options, and from that, locate “Additional Settings” and select it (click on the “enter” button icon on the remote). 
  • Step-4: In the Additional Settings window, find and select the “Bluetooth Audio” option (In my case, it was the bottom-most choice).
  • Step-5: In the Bluetooth Audio window, select the “Bluetooth Audio Devices” option and click the enter button.
  • Step-6: Now, you can see the screen searching for a Bluetooth device. Soon you can find out the name of your headphone on the screen.

Then click the enter or OK button in the remote and DONE!

You are paired with a TV, and you can listen to what is happening on the TV through the earphone. Bluetooth enabled television like Mi TV 4A PRO works in this way.

Note: The name and options may vary slightly from brands to brands and models to models.

If you have already paired your headphone with the TV and turn on your headphone while it is working, the TV will show a pop up-” Bluetooth device detected”. You can accept if you want to pair; otherwise, you can decline the request.

If you wish to hear through the TV or external speaker, just turn off your speaker.

How can I Connect My Bluetooth Headphones to My TV?

We have already discussed how to pair your wireless headphones Bluetooth-enabled TV. But unfortunately, all TVs do not have a Bluetooth option. 

Here we will tell you the methods for connecting wireless headphones to tv, which does not have inbuilt Bluetooth.

How do I Connect My Wireless Headphones to My TV?

Through a Bluetooth/ Wireless Transmitter

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In order to connect a Bluetooth earphone with a TV that does not have Bluetooth, you need a “Bluetooth transmitter“. It is a small device available from Amazon and other shops.

It has a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and you can connect it to the back of your TV. Actually the transmitter is a Bluetooth adapter for TV.

Now let’s see how do you connect wireless headphones?

  • Step-1: Take your wireless earphone and turn them on. You have to press and hold the power button for 2-3 seconds, or if it has a smart touch feature, touch on it for 2-3 seconds.
  • Step-2: Now, take the Bluetooth transmitter and turn it on (You can check on the user manual to find how to do that)
  • Step-3: Place both of them close to each other, and they’ll pair automatically. It usually takes less than a minute.
  • Step-3: Take the transmitter and plug it into the tv.

As soon as you plug them into the port, you’ll start hearing the audio through the headphone. Even if the transmitter is turned off or headphone is turned off, you can’t hear the audio through the TV speaker.

You need to remove the device from the tv port to hear the sound through the speaker.

Note: You have to charge the transmitter separately using a micro-USB cable. You can also use the USB port on the Tv for the same.

Using a Gaming Headset through the Optical Out

You can also connect wirelessly to a TV by using a gaming headset. Here the Toslink works on a 2.4 GHz technology and not Bluetooth.

  • Step-1: Connect the box using a Toslink connector. The port will be indicated by the name “digital audio out optical”. You can use the USB port available in the TV set to charge the small digital device.
  • Step-2: Take your wireless earphone and turn them on. You have to press and hold the power button for 2-3 seconds, or if it has a smart touch feature, touch on it for 2-3 seconds.
  • Step-3: Keep both the device close, and within a few seconds, it’ll pair, and you can hear the audio coming through the earphone.

Note: The main advantage of this set up is that you can hear through both earphone and the TV. If you don’t want TV sound mute it, you can still hear through the earphone. 

If you don’t want to hear from both the device, you can change it in the settings. You can remove the microphone from headset because it is not required here.

Using Dedicated Wireless Headphones for Smart TV

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This method can be used if your TV does not have an inbuilt Bluetooth technology. Using dedicated wireless headphones such as Sennheiser RS 120, for TV is the most simple and quick method but a bit costly.

It is actually a base station headphone assembly. You have to connect the base station to the Tv using a 3.5 mm jack or digital audio out optical.

This method’s main advantage is they work on Radio Frequency (RF) instead of Bluetooth and offer an approximately 90 meters range compared to the 10 meters range of Bluetooth technology.

We have dedicated wireless headphones working on three technologies,

  • Bluetooth Dedicated Headphones
  • Radio Frequency Headphones
  • InfraRed Dedicated Headphones

Using Online Streaming Sticks

Apple TV 4K

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Using Apple TV 4K, you can pair your wireless earphones with a Television. A few steps involved in this process,

  • Step-1: Take your wireless earphone and turn them on. You have to press and hold the power button for 2-3 seconds, or if it has a smart touch feature, touch on it for 2-3 seconds.
  • Step-2: Go to the settings menu from the home screen
  • Step-3: From the settings tab, select “Remote and Devices”.
  • Step-4: From the new window that appeared, select the Bluetooth option.
  • Step-5: Now, you can see the name of your Bluetooth headset and click on it. DONE! You can now enjoy the audio through the earphone.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

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If your tv supports Amazon Fire tv Stick, you can conveniently pair your wireless headphones to tv with it. In addition to headphones, you can also connect to keyboards and game controllers using them.

  • Step-1: Take your wireless earphone and turn them on. You have to press and hold the power button for 2-3 seconds, or if it has a smart touch feature, touch on it for 2-3 seconds.
  • Step-2: Find the settings icon from the home screen and select Bluetooth devices.
  • Step-3: From the new window, select “other devices” and then select the “Add new device” option.
  • Step-4: Now, you can see the name of your headphone on the screen and select.

Now you can hear audio through the headphones.

Android TV

You can connect Wireless headphones to an Android TV just like you do with an Android smartphone. But one thing you have to remember is not all Android TV supports Bluetooth.

Before making the purchase, make sure that your Android TV is Bluetooth enabled.

Below we have provided the steps for connecting wireless headphones to Android TV,

  • Step-1: Take your wireless earphone and turn them on. You have to press and hold the power button for 2-3 seconds, or if it has a smart touch feature, touch on it for 2-3 seconds.
  • Step-2: Go to settings from the home screen and click on “Remote and Accessories”.
  • Step-3: Select the “Add accessory (Device)” option. On the new screen, you can find the name of your wireless earbuds.
  • Step-4: Select the name and click enter/OK button in the remote and DONE! Now the pairing is complete.

Using Roku Streaming Stick

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Roku is another streaming stick just like Amazon Fire TV Stick. One advantage of Roku is, you can pair both wired and wireless headphones through this.

Unlike others, you have to download the Roku Remote app, which is available in Playstore and iOS, on your smartphone. This helps you make “Private Listening“, a unique concept designed by Roku through the paired smartphone.

First, plug the Roku streaming device into any HDMI port of your TV. You can simultaneously charge the device using a USB cable from the TV. You can also use an external power source for charging.

You should connect the Roku to an internet Wi-fi.

Then open the app and pair your wireless headphone with the smartphone and DONE! The pairing is complete, and you can now listen through the headphone paired with mobile. You may also click the headphone icon in the Roku app for getting the audio through the earphone.

You can unpair your headphone as usual to stop Private Listening. Latest Roku also comes with a earphone that can be inserted directly into the remote.

Note: Ensure both Roku digital device and Smartphone work on the same Wi-Fi connection.

Using Gaming Console

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You can also use a gaming console, which is paired with a TV to connect headphones to it.

But we don’t prefer them for wireless headphones because the audio slightly drops constantly.

Using PlayStation 4

The gaming console, PlayStation 4, is another option to connect your wireless headphones to a TV. But one shortcoming is, only some limited wireless headphones support this feature.

By using a USB Bluetooth adapter, you can limit this problem to a great extent.

But we don’t recommend this one too.

Quick Note

Here we have described every method in detail about pairing Bluetooth headset with your TV with or without Bluetooth. We hope your doubts about how to connect wireless earphones to TV is now cleared.

If your TV supports more than one method described above, you can proceed with your comfort and budget.

If you find anything that we missed, let us know in the comment section.

  1. How to connect headphones to tv without a headphone jack?

    Some TV does not have a 3.5 mm jack. But still, you can connect your headphone to the TV.
    Suppose your TV is Bluetooth enabled, you can pair directly, and the headphone jack is not necessary.
    If your TV misses both the headphone jack and Bluetooth, don't still you can connect. The Roku stick is the best option, and it does not require any headphone jack. The detailed connecting procedure is described above. Please have a look at it.
    You can also consider the Amazon Fire TV stick or Wireless transmitter methods indicated in the article for connecting.

  2. Why won't my Bluetooth headphones connect to my tv?

    Even though connecting a Wireless headphone to a TV is simple, you have to follow certain steps. Since you have not indicated the technology you are using, I can't answer directly.
    Identify the method from above and follow each step, and you can make it.

  3. How to connect wireless headphones to Samsung tv?

    First, you have to confirm whether your TV has inbuilt Bluetooth or not. If they come with a smart remote, it has Bluetooth. Because smart remote works on Bluetooth technology.
    If so, you can directly connect to a wireless headphone just as we do with smartphones.
    If it does not have Bluetooth, you can follow a suitable method mentioned above for the same.


  4. How to connect Bluetooth headphones to tv, or can I pair my Bluetooth headphones to my smart tv?

    Whether your television has inbuilt Bluetooth technology or not, you can pair your wireless headphones quickly with a TV. 
    Every method mentioned above are checked and 100 % working. You can choose the suitable one for you.

Sanil VS is a Chemical Engineer by Profession and he loves to write and review gadgets on his free times.

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