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Technology keeps improving every day and televisions are not left behind. These days, we have all sorts of smart TVs for viewers' entertainment. Sometimes, a viewer may want to be immersed in the viewing experience and will want to use headphones to hear the TV's audio.

What better headphones to use than the Apple Airpods? But can you connect the Airpods to a Samsung TV? In this article, we will answer this question and other relevant questions that will keep you informed.

Can I connect my Airpods to my Samsung TV?

Yes, you can connect your Airpods to a Samsung TV via Bluetooth technology. The Airpod will connect to the TV like any other Bluetooth-enabled audio device. All you have to do is change the source of the TV audio to your Airpods.

However, not all Samsung TVs have this feature. If your TV does not have Bluetooth, you can buy a 3rd party Bluetooth transmitter that is capable of being plugged into your TV's audio jack.

How do I pair my AirPods with a Samsung Smart TV?

To pair your Airpods with your Samsung TV, you'd have to ensure that your Airpods are adequately charged and your TV has Bluetooth capability. Then, carry out the following steps:

  • Turn on your Samsung Smart TV.
  • Open the Settings Menu by pressing the Settings button on your remote control or scrolling on the TV's menu until you get to the settings gear icon. Press OK.
  • Scroll down and select "Sound" from the menu that appears.
  • Select Sound Output, scroll down to "Bluetooth Speaker List" and press OK.
  • This will cause the TV to start searching for Bluetooth devices.
  • Open the Airpods case and press & hold the case's button until the indicator LED starts to blink white. This means that the Airpods have been placed in pairing mode.
  • Your Airpods will show up as "needs pairing" on your TV screen.
  • Select your Airpods and press OK to connect them to your TV.
Can you wear Apple watch inside your wrist? (Answered)
No, you cannot wear Apple Watch on the inside of your wrist. The design of the watch is such that it can only be worn on the top side of the wrist.

Which Samsung TV models have Bluetooth?

Most recent Samsung TVs come with Bluetooth capability. Here is a list of Bluetooth-enabled Samsung TVs:

  • Samsung Q60T series TV.
  • Samsung Q70Tseries TV.
  • Samsung Q80T series TV.
  • Samsung Q90T series TV.
  • Samsung Q800T series TV.
  • Samsung Q900TS series TV.
  • Samsung 6 TV.
  • Samsung 7 TV.
  • Samsung 8 TV.
  • Samsung 9 TV.
  • Samsung Frame TV.
  • Samsung Serif TV.
  • Samsung Sero TV.
  • Samsung Terrace TV.

How do I turn on Bluetooth on my Samsung smart TV?

Bluetooth can be turned on when trying to connect an external Bluetooth device to your Samsung TV. Once a Bluetooth device (e.g Airpods) is connected to your TV, the Bluetooth of the TV will remain active provided the connected Bluetooth device is powered on and in close proximity to your Samsung TV.

You can turn on the Bluetooth of your Samsung TV by following the steps shown below:

  • Power on your Samsung TV.
  • Press the Settings button on your remote control or scroll through the TV's menu until you reach the settings gear symbol. Select OK.
  • Select "Sounds" from the menu that appears to the left of the screen.
  • Select Sound Output, then select "Bluetooth Speaker List" and OK.
  • Then the TV will automatically start searching for available devices.
  • Turn on the Bluetooth device and connect it to the TV.
Samsung smart TV

Do smart TVs have Bluetooth?

Most smart TVs have Bluetooth but there are a few older models that do not have this capability. Companies now consider Bluetooth for their smart TVs as part of the standard package. It was earlier reserved for only premium models.

Due to the evolution of technology and competition, manufacturers now include it in almost every smart TV as leverage to get more sales and customers.

How do I know if my Samsung TV has Bluetooth?

There are different ways to check if your Samsung TV has Bluetooth.

Firstly, if your Samsung TV comes with smart remote control, then your TV has Bluetooth capability.

Another way to know if your Samsung TV has Bluetooth is by going to the TV settings and selecting sounds. From the menu that appears, select sound output and if there is a sub menu of "Bluetooth Speaker List", then your Samsung TV has Bluetooth.

Finally, you can check the operators' manual of your Samsung TV or simply search google to know if the model of your TV has Bluetooth.

How to add Bluetooth to TV

For televisions that do not come with Bluetooth, you can always install a Bluetooth transmitter on them. This is a small Bluetooth device that can be plugged into the audio jack of your TV and it will enable the TV to connect to any Bluetooth device.

The steps for adding Bluetooth to your TV are as follows:

  • Buy a Bluetooth transmitter that is compatible with your TV.
  • Connect the Bluetooth device to the audio jack of your TV.
  • Turn on the device and place it in pairing mode.
  • Your TV is now ready to connect to any Bluetooth device.

Why won't my Airpods connect to my Samsung TV?

There could be many reasons why your AirPods will not connect to your Samsung TV. Some of the reasons are:

  • The Bluetooth of your TV is turned off. You can turn it on from the sound menu of the TV.
  • Your Airpods have not been placed in pairing mode. To put the Airpods in pairing mode, press and hold the case's button until the LED light flashes white.
  • Your Airpods are not close enough to the TV. Make sure that the Airpods are within at least 30 feet of the TV.
  • Your Airpods might not be connecting to your Samsung TV because they may already be connected to another device such as your iPhone or iPad. To fix this, go to the Bluetooth settings on these devices and disconnect the Airpods.
  • It may be that your Samsung TV does not have Bluetooth. In this case, you will have to install a 3rd party Bluetooth device to be able to use them with your Airpods.

Can I connect Airpods to Samsung TV without Bluetooth?

No, you cannot connect Airpods to Samsung TV without Bluetooth. Airpods rely on Bluetooth to connect to devices such as your Samsung TV.

If your Samsung TV does not have Bluetooth, you may have to install a third-party Bluetooth device in order to use them with your Airpods.

Installing a Bluetooth device is not a difficult task and there are many devices available in the market that you can choose from.

Do Airpods block out background noise? (Answered)
Yes, most AirPods block out background noise to some extent. But the AirPods Pro and Max have better noise-canceling capabilities than earlier models

Frequently Asked Questions on connecting Airpods to smart TVs

Q. Can I use my Airpods with any TV?

A. No, you cannot use your Airpods with just any TV. Your TV must have Bluetooth in order for the Airpods to connect to it.

Q. Do all Samsung TVs have Bluetooth?

A. No, not all Samsung TVs have Bluetooth but most of them do. If your Samsung TV does not have Bluetooth, you can install a Bluetooth transmitter to enable the TV to connect to any Bluetooth device.

Q. Can I connect my Airpods to my TV if it does not have Bluetooth?

A. No, you cannot connect your Airpods to your TV if it does not have Bluetooth. Airpods rely on Bluetooth to connect to devices such as your Samsung TV.

Q. I'm having trouble connecting my Airpods to my Samsung TV. What should I do?

A. There could be many reasons why your Airpods will not connect to your Samsung TV. The reasons are outlined in Paragraph 8.

Q. Can I use my Airpods with any Bluetooth device?

A. Yes, you can use your Airpods with any Bluetooth device that supports Bluetooth technology. When connected, Airpods can be used for conference calls or listening to audio.

Q. Do all smart TVs have Bluetooth?

A. No, not all smart TVs have Bluetooth but most of the recent ones do.

Samsung TV connected to various Bluetooth devices

Wrap up

In conclusion, you can use your Airpods with any Bluetooth-enabled device including your Samsung TV. If your Samsung TV does not have Bluetooth, you may need to install a third-party Bluetooth device in order to use them with your Airpods.

Installing a Bluetooth device is not a difficult task and there are many devices available in the market that you can choose from.

I hope you found this article helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for reading.

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