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Can I Connect Bluetooth Headphones to TCL TV?

Last Updated Feb 18, 2022
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Smart TVs continue to advance in their features by adding Bluetooth wireless technology to their performance. Bluetooth Headphones are also compatible and used to aid better hearing when making video calls, listening to music, and watching videos without bothering anyone around you. So you just bought a TCL TV, and you are wondering if your Bluetooth headphones can be connected to it.

TCL TV has been able to produce products that carry Bluetooth wireless technology. This technology allows Headphones, and other Bluetooth devices to connect to TCL TVs. For TCL models like the Roku TV model, its Bluetooth technology supports only its wireless speakers and smart soundbar. 

Although, you can also indirectly reconfigure your Bluetooth device through the Roku Mobile App. The Mobile app pairs the headphones to your mobile, and TV when you activate “private listening” within the app. In this article, we will discuss if you can connect your Apple Airpods to your TCL TV, How to Connect Apple AirPods to Roku TV, and How you can connect Bluetooth devices to TCL Smart TV.

How to Connect Bluetooth Devices to TCL Smart TV (Google TV)

Looking at the rate most devices are going wireless, More advanced smart TVs now come with Bluetooth and WiFi wireless connections. This wireless connection is quick to set up and easy to operate. TCL TV has included Bluetooth and WiFi wireless connection as part of its operations.

This makes your TCL TV compatible with other Bluetooth devices such as Headphones, Game controllers, Keyboards, Mice, Bluetooth Speakers.

If you don’t know how to set up your Bluetooth device to your TCL TV, you can follow these steps:

  1. Press the “home button” on your remote, and navigate to “settings”. 
  2. Select the “settings” icon, and navigate to “Remote and accessories”. 
  3. Press “OK” on the “Remote and accessories” option, and navigate to “Add accessory”. 
  4. Select the “Add accessory” option. 
  5. The TV will now search for available nearby Bluetooth devices to pair, making a list of nearby devices found.
  6. Make sure your Bluetooth device is on so it can be detected. 
  7. Press “select” after the TV shows you your device.
  8. Some devices may ask for a pairing request or code, press “OK”, and your device will be paired to your TV through a wireless Bluetooth connection. 

When making use of a Bluetooth device for the first time, it must be paired with the one to which you want to connect. Afterward, both devices would be able to connect automatically. If you would like to learn more about TCL TVs, check out this article.

Can I Connect My Apple AirPods to My Roku TV Through Bluetooth? 

Apple Airpods are one of the most popular wireless Bluetooth devices designed to give you premium audio quality. They are produced to specifically work with iPhones and iPads but their Bluetooth audio feature makes them compatible to work with computers, smartphones, and Smart TVs. 

Now you may have found out Apple Airpods can work with Smart TVs but what about Roku TV, is Apple AirPods compatible with TCL Roku TV? 

You may not be able to directly connect your Apple Airpods to your Roku TV because they can not connect to Bluetooth devices besides your phone in general. But with the help of The Roku Mobile App, you can connect your Apple Airpods to your Mobile device, and use The Roku App on your Mobile to connect to your Roku TV. 

After successfully configuring your device, you can enjoy quality sounds while watching your movies, streaming live music, video chatting, and listening to the audio through your Apple AirPods without disturbance from the outside world.

How to Connect Apple AirPods to Roku TV.

Apple Airpods through the Roku Mobile App can easily be configured with your Roku TV. All you need to do is download the Roku Mobile App from your Mobile store. Setting up your Apple Airpods to work with your Roku TV takes less than twenty minutes. 

In case you need help configuring your Airpods to your Roku TV here’s how to do so: 

  1. Connect and pair your AirPods to your iPhone.
  2. Download and install the Roku App on your iPhone.
  3. Open the Roku App on your iPhone. 
  4. Select “devices”. 
  5. Select your “Roku device” in the list, and press “remote” beneath the device section.
  6. Select the “Private Listening” (headphones icon) option.
  7. Open the “control center”, and verify that your AirPods are active.
  8. Play a movie on your Roku TV device, and you can listen to the audio of the movie on your Apple AirPods.

To have a private uninterrupted experience, always keep your iPhone connected to your Roku TV when making use of your Apple Airpods as an audio device. One advantage of this method of connection is that it allows you to connect other brands of Bluetooth-enabled headphones to your Roku TV.


More advanced brands of Smart TVs now come with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi features. TCL TV brands also support these features which makes it compatible with other Bluetooth devices. Unfortunately, brands like Roku TV are restricted in their Bluetooth wireless connection feature. Although, with the use of the Roku Mobile App you can connect to other Bluetooth, and wireless accessories at speed and ease.

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