How Do I Connect A Bluetooth Speaker To My Samsung TV?

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These days, technology is becoming easier and easier to use. Each of our many devices is now compatible with each other and you can essentially create an entire home entertainment arrangement without having to purchase an expensive all-in-one system. Bluetooth speakers are a great way to enhance your TV’s sound without shelling out the big bucks, but you may be wondering, how do I connect a Bluetooth speaker to my Samsung TV?

Connecting a Bluetooth speaker to a Samsung TV is incredibly simple. Just turn on the speaker, go to the Settings menu on your Samsung TV, select Sound then Sound Output, and click on the Bluetooth Speaker List. Your speaker name should pop up so just click once and you will be good to go!

Using a Bluetooth connection is pretty much as simple as it gets, but if you are having trouble, don’t feel bad, there are a few problems you could be facing that make this easy connection slightly annoying. The good news is, we are going to go through the step-by-step instructions to not only connect your Bluetooth speaker to your Samsung TV but also several troubleshooting solutions to any problems you could be encountering. 

How Do I Connect a Bluetooth Speaker to my Samsung TV?

 You have most likely used a Bluetooth device before, whether it was a speaker, headphones, gaming controller, or a variety of other appliances. But even if you haven’t, don’t worry! It’s super simple to connect a Bluetooth speaker, especially to a Samsung TV. Just follow these easy instructions: 

  • Turn on the speaker and click the Bluetooth button. 
  • Turn on your Samsung TV and navigate to the SETTINGS option. 
  • Click SOUND.
  • Select SOUND OUTPUT.
  • Your speaker name should be listed here, now just click it to connect!

That’s all there is to it! The sound from your Samsung TV should now be playing from your Bluetooth speaker. 

While the connection should take only a few seconds, if you are having issues, there may be a few different reasons why. 

If you have Bluetooth headphones or AirPods, the process is the same:

Why Can’t I Connect a Bluetooth Speaker to my Samsung TV?

If for some reason the instructions above are not working properly and you cannot get your Bluetooth speaker to connect to your Samsung TV, there may be a very simple reason why. 

The good news is, no matter what your problem is, there is a solution to fix it so you can enjoy your Bluetooth speaker in no time! Let’s step through each issue, how to know if it is the problem you are facing, and most importantly, how you can solve it yourself. 

Your Samsung TV Doesn’t Support Bluetooth

You can easily find out if your Samsung TV doesn’t support Bluetooth if you just follow the instructions listed above. When you click on Sound Output, if there is no Bluetooth Speaker List, the TV does not have Bluetooth capabilities built-in. 

However, there is a fairly painless way to fix this problem without buying an entirely new television. There are several options for Bluetooth adapters at your local electronics store or on Amazon that you can connect to your AUX audio port. 

It’s important to note that this adapter will only work with Bluetooth speakers or headphones, not with a gaming console. 

The Speaker’s Pairing Mode Is Not Turned On

Although it may sound obvious, the most common issue people face when trying to connect Bluetooth speakers to their Samsung TV is that the Pairing Mode on the Bluetooth speaker is not turned on. 

Often you may press the Bluetooth button, but if the TV doesn’t connect quickly enough it will turn back off. 

In order to combat this problem, once you have turned on your Samsung TV and navigated to the Bluetooth Speaker List, if you do not see your speaker name listed, simply press the Bluetooth button again and it should appear!

Your Speaker Is Not Functioning Properly

If you cannot connect your Bluetooth speaker to your Samsung TV, it may just be that the speaker is not functioning properly. 

To find out if it is a problem with your speaker, you should try connecting another Bluetooth device to the television via the directions above. If the other device successfully connects, you know it is the speaker that is causing you trouble.

Most of the time, if you know your speaker is fully charged and the pairing mode is turned on but is not appearing on your Bluetooth list it is because it is already connected to another device. You may need to check your phones, laptops, or tablets and disconnect the speaker before it will be able to connect to the television. 


Now you know not only how you can connect a Bluetooth speaker to your Samsung TV, but also how to address any troubleshooting problems you may encounter when doing so. Check this article for steps on how to connect your AirPods to a Samsung TV.

Just remember, use your Samsung TV remote to find your Bluetooth Speaker List in the Sound Output section of your Settings Menu, and you should be good to go!

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