To this day, wires seem like a throwback to the early 2000s.
We want to be able to link all of our gadgets, but we don’t want to be bound to a single cable in the process.
Even from our televisions, we just demand a certain degree of autonomy.
Is Bluetooth built-in to smart TVs?
Yes, many of today’s smart TVs have Bluetooth integrated in. A wide variety of smart TVs are available that are Bluetooth-enabled. Using a Bluetooth transmitter or installing the TV manufacturer’s smart phone software, you can make your smart TV “Bluetooth enabled” even if it doesn’t have Bluetooth.
If you haven’t heard of Bluetooth, you’ve probably heard of it. Wireless (radio-wave) technology is utilized for short-range data transfers, and you presumably already know that.
That’s because many modern electronic devices, like smart TVs, have Bluetooth as standard equipment.
Many smart TVs do have Bluetooth built in, but not all of them. In particular, Roku and Vizio are on my radar).
In part, this is due to the fact that Bluetooth is not an essential function of smart TVs, but in the main, this is due to the price.
Because it’s costly to include Bluetooth chips in every smart TV, some manufacturers choose not to.
Which televisions come with Bluetooth?
Bluetooth functionality is available on the following smart TV models:
- H55-H65-H8-H9-series of Hisense televisions
- UN7300, UN7370, and UN8500 series of LG products
- It’s all about the LG Nanoclass series 81, 85, 90 and 99
- LG’s BX, CX, GX, WX, and ZX series
- Series 6, 7, 8, & 9 of Samsung
- Samsung’s Frame, Serif, Sero, and Terrace series are included.
- There are many Samsung Q-series phones available.
- Cameras from Sony’s X750H, X800H, X900F, X900H, and X950H family
- Models A8H and Z8H of Sony
- Toshiba Fire TV Editions
It’s a good idea to check out BestBuy.com to see if any of their smart TVs have Bluetooth capabilities.
As far as Bluetooth goes, most manufacturers only incorporate it in their most expensive smart TV models.
Samsung, Sony, and LG smart TVs are the most likely to have Bluetooth integrated in, in my experience.
This is a simple matter of checking the TV’s handbook to see if it has any information on how to utilize Bluetooth.
If you don’t have your TV’s manual, just type in the model number and the phrase “manual” into Google. This is the most common method for finding manuals. Then, type “Bluetooth” into the search bar and see what results up.
Even if the TV manual is missing, check to see whether “Bluetooth” is mentioned under “Output options” under “Audio” in the TV settings.
A Bluetooth TV may be used for what?
Is it really worth it to spend so much time and effort on this?
It was absolutely the case for me.
A lot of the features you receive with Bluetooth are not available in any other way.
With a Bluetooth-enabled smart TV, you could, for example:
- Using the TV’s audio output, add wireless headphones or speakers.
- Remote control for your smartphone
- To text on the TV, connect a wireless keyboard.
- Your TV may receive music streams from your iPod or smartphone.
- It’s possible to display the screen of your smartphone or tablet on a large screen television.
It’s worth the work to make my TV “Bluetooth enabled” to be able to watch TV late at night without waking up my wife.
But if your smart TV doesn’t come pre-configured with Bluetooth, how can you take use of some of these features?
How to connect a television to a Bluetooth device
There are various methods to make a smart TV “Bluetooth enabled” if it doesn’t come with it already.
- turn on bluetooth in secret service mode on your tv
- Use the mobile app provided by the TV maker.
- Make sure your TV has a Bluetooth receiver.
Menus that aren’t available to the general public include
The “hidden service menu” on your TV may be a method to enable Bluetooth connectivity.
Every digital television has a hidden menu. This menu gives you access to a number of complex TV menus and choices, as well as the ability to activate and disable several TV capabilities that are otherwise inaccessible.
It’s possible to enter this menu by using particular combinations of codes on your remote, so if you’re up for the challenge, you may try to activate Bluetooth there.
In certain cases, a mistake in this menu might “brick” your TV (a word used to describe a gadget that has been so badly messed up that it is as usable as a brick).
Accessing the hidden service menu can invalidate your TV’s warranty, so be careful.
That’s not good at all.
Please continue reading if you haven’t been put off by my warnings.
These codes are for Sony, Samsung, LG and Philips flat-screen tvs. The codes for other brands of TVs may easily be found via a simple Google search.
Don’t lose up if the menu doesn’t appear immediately away; it may take a few attempts for these codes to take effect.
It is important that you take your time and not make any other changes while you are in there!
Apps for smartphones
Downloading the TV manufacturer’s app to your smart phone and connecting your phone through Bluetooth to your TV is a far less daunting choice.
For example, there’s Roku.
You can utilize the Bluetooth features of your phone with their free smart phone app.
Using the Roku software, you may connect your Bluetooth headphones to your TV and listen to your favorite shows.
It’s not ideal, but it’s also not a horrible choice.
Do not fear if you are unable to activate Bluetooth via hidden service menus and the TV does not have a specific smart app.
A Bluetooth transmitter is available for purchase.
To put it another way, you can use a Bluetooth transmitter to turn your smart TV (or any other non-Bluetooth device) into a Bluetooth device.
Low latency can now be achieved with these devices because of advances in technology (implying that the sound will arrive almost immediately, without any wait).
Plus, you may acquire a quality one for a low price (under 40 bucks).
The TOKSEL Visible Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter is an excellent option if you’re considering this path (check price on Amazon). A lot of people love it and it’ll make the smart TV Bluetooth in a matter of seconds.
Check to see whether your TV has an aux-in port (headphone jack) before you purchase this one.
The Avantree Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter is a great option if your TV doesn’t have a headphone port. It has the same great ratings, but it has a wide range of setting possibilities (Optical, RCA, Aux, USB).
In addition, carry your Bluetooth transmitter on the next flight. Finally, you can watch TV with use your Bluetooth headphones on the aircraft by plugging it into the headphone socket!)
There are some smart TVs that have Bluetooth, but not all of them. Among the flagship models of Sony, Samsung, and LG are the best bets for it.
There are a number of methods to activate Bluetooth on smart TVs that don’t come with it pre-installed:
- Open the TV’s hidden service menu and turn on Bluetooth.
- It is recommended that you use the TV manufacturer’s app on your mobile device.
- Invest in a Bluetooth receiver for your television.
For what are you the most likely to utilize your TV’s built-in Bluetooth capabilities? I’d love to hear from you!