By Trae Jacobs,
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Having a Fire Stick is great because you can find and stream just about anything you want. Still, sometimes you want to use it but you don’t want to disturb others in your house. This leaves the question, can you use headphones with a Fire Stick, and if so, how do you actually do it?
You can use both corded and Bluetooth headphones with your Fire Stick. The Bluetooth headphones can be connected in your settings, while you have to take a more roundabout approach to connect the corded ones. Therefore, if you have the option, Bluetooth is preferable.
If you’re looking to connect your headphones to your Amazon Fire Stick, you’ve come to the right place. In the sections below we will break down how you can connect your Bluetooth headphones directly to your streaming stick. Additionally, we will cover a workaround that some TVs can do, that would allow you to connect corded headphones as well.
How to Use Bluetooth Headphones With a Fire Stick
Many Fire Stick owners don’t realize that they can connect their Bluetooth headphones with their streaming hardware.
Connecting your Bluetooth headphones to your Fire Stick is a really straightforward process. You only need a pair of Bluetooth headphones and the Fire Stick itself (plugged into a TV
Step by Step: Connecting Bluetooth Headphones With a Fire Stick
Before you start messing with the Fire Stick’s settings, you’ll want to make sure you’ve put your headphones into pairing mode. The way to do this varies between different types of headphones but they usually involve holding down a button.
Below we’ve provided you with step by step instructions, so you can use your Bluetooth headphones with your Fire Stick:
- Go into your Fire Stick’s settings. You can do this manually or by holding down the home button.
- Click on “Remotes & Other Bluetooth Devices.” From here you should be able to find the option “Other Bluetooth Devices.” Select it.
- As long as your headphones are in pairing mode, you should see it listed on the screen. Select them and the pairing process should complete on its own.
Now your headphones should be connected to your Fire Stick. Conveniently, the Fire Stick should continue to remember your headphones so you don’t have to go through the pairing process again. That is as long as you don’t clear them from the Fire Stick yourself.
Can You Connect Wired Headphones With a Fire Stick?
The answer is yes… Kinda. While the wired headphones won’t go directly into the Fire Stick, they may be able to connect with your TV. That is if your TV has an aux port (headphone jack).
Before you connect, however, you’re going to want to get a 3.5mm cable, with a length long enough to stretch from your TV to where you want to sit when you watch it. Additionally, you will need a 3.5mm male to female adapter you can plug your headphones into.
For many people, wired headphones just aren’t as practical, because of how far away they sit from the TV. Still, if you have a smaller, closer setup, it might actually work out just fine. Either way, the option is on the table.
How to Use Wired Headphones With a Fire Stick
Though it may not be the best option, using wired headphones is by far the easiest to set up.
Below we break down the three steps you need to take to connect your wired headphones to your TV and use them for the content you stream with your Fire Stick:
- Connect one end of the 3.5mm cable to your TV.
- Connect the other end to the 3.5mm male to female adapter.
- Plug the headphones into the adapter.
Vola, now you’ve got wired headphones to use with your streaming stick. Just make sure you don’t sit too close to the TV.
Can You Connect a Bluetooth Speaker to Your Fire Stick
So, if you can connect Bluetooth headphones to your Fire Stick, it stands to reason you’d also be able to connect speakers the same way, right?
The answer is a resounding yes. If you’d like to connect your TV to a regular Bluetooth speaker, you can do it by following the same steps you used to connect your headphones.
How Do You Use Headphones With Fire Stick?
Let’s do a quick review. You can connect Bluetooth headphones to your Fire Stick. Corded headphones are possible as well. They just require that your TV has a 3.5mm input you can plug into. Of course, you will probably want an extra long extension, unless you sit right next to the TV.
To connect your Bluetooth headphones, you just need to go into your settings and pair them. Once you’re done, you can keep it down, but still, enjoy your favorite shows on the TV.