How to Check and Connect Bluetooth on Samsung TV

Do Samsung TVs have Bluetooth? Here’s how to check and pair!

Bluetooth has become synonymous with wireless speakers. Although Samsung may have the most Bluetooth-capable smart TVs on the planet today, you may not be sure if your unit has one.

In this guide, we’ll help you answer the question, “Do Samsung TVs have Bluetooth?” We’ve also included ways to unlock, connect, and add Bluetooth support to your Samsung TV so you can enjoy each minute of your family movie night!

Which Samsung TV’s have Bluetooth?

You may not have to worry if you have a Samsung flatscreen when it comes to Bluetooth. Of all the top brands these days, Samsung is close to the top as having the most Bluetooth-enabled units on the planet. 

Newer Samsung QLED, OLED, and UHD TV models have Bluetooth capabilities. Check the Bluetooth connectivity feature on your Samsung TV by navigating to Settings > Sound > Sound Output > Bluetooth Speaker List.

However, not every Samsung TV model has built-in Bluetooth capabilities, especially those released in 2019 and earlier. If you own a Samsung TV model manufactured in 2020 and later, it will likely have Bluetooth support from the get-go.

If you’re unsure whether your Samsung TV has built-in Bluetooth, we’ve got you covered. Below is a table we’ve prepared listing the various Samsung TV models with Bluetooth support.

Samsung TV Models with Bluetooth Support
2023 TV Models2022 TV Models2021 & Earlier TV Models
43/50/55/65/75/85/98-Inch Samsung Neo QLED QN85C 4K TV (2023)65/75/85-Inch Samsung Neo QLED QN900B 8K TV (2022)65/75/85-Inch Samsung Neo QLED QN800A 8K TV (2021)
55/65/77-Inch Samsung OLED S95C 4K TV (2023)65/75/85-Inch Samsung Neo QLED QN800B 8K TV (2022)43/50/55/65/75/85/98-Inch Samsung Neo QLED QN90A 4K TV (2021)
55/65/77-Inch Samsung OLED S90C 4K TV (2023)43/50/55/65/75/85/98-Inch Samsung Neo QLED QN90B 4K TV (2022)50/55/65/75/85-Inch Samsung QLED Q80A 4K TV (2021)
50/55/65/75/85-Inch Samsung QLED Q80C 4K TV (2023)43/50/55/65/75/85/98-Inch Samsung Neo QLED QN95B 4K TV (2022)55/65/75/85-Inch Samsung QLED Q70A 4K TV (2021)
55/65/75/85-Inch Samsung QLED Q70C 4K TV (2023)43/50/55/65/75/85/98-Inch Samsung Neo QLED QN85B 4K TV (2022)32/43/50/55/65/70/75/85-Inch Samsung QLED Q60A 4K TV (2021)
43/50/55/65/70/75/85-Inch Samsung QLED Q60C 4K TV (2023)50/55/65/75/85-Inch Samsung QLED Q80B 4K TV (2022)86-Inch Samsung Crystal UHD TU9010 4K TV (2021)
43/50/55/65/75/85-Inch Samsung Crystal UHD CU8000 4K TV (2023)43/50/55/65/70/75/85-Inch Samsung QLED Q60B 4K TV (2022)50/55-Inch-Inch Samsung Crystal UHD AU8000 4K TV (2021)
43/50/55/58/65/75/85-Inch Samsung Crystal UHD CU7000 4K TV (2023)55/65-Inch Samsung OLED S95B 4K TV (2022)32/43/50/55/65/75/85-Inch Samsung QLED The Frame 4K TV (2021)
43/50/55/65/75/85/98-Inch Samsung Neo QLED QN90C 4K TV (2023)43/55/65-Inch Samsung QLED The Serif 4K HDR TV (2022)55/65/75-Inch Samsung QLED The Terrace 4K Partial Sun Outdoor TV (2020)
65/75/85-Inch Samsung Neo QLED QN900C 8K TV (2023)43-Inch Samsung QLED The Sero 4K HDR TV (2022)55/65/75-Inch Samsung QLED The Terrace 4K Full Sun Outdoor TV (2020)
65/75/85-Inch Samsung Neo QLED QN800C 8K TV (2023)43/50-Inch Samsung Crystal UHD TU690T 4K TV (2022)86-Inch Samsung Crystal UHD TU9000 4K TV (2020)
55-Inch Samsung Neo QLED QN700B 8K TV (2022)43/50/55/65/75-Inch Samsung Crystal UHD TU7000 4K TV (2020)
98-Inch Samsung Neo QLED QN100B 4K TV (2022)43/50/55/65/75/85-Inch Samsung Crystal UHD TU8000 4K TV (2020)
110-Inch Samsung MICRO LED 4K TV (2022)55/65-Inch Samsung Crystal UHD TU8300 4K TV (2020)

You can also check if your Samsung TVs have Bluetooth capabilities by reading the user manual they come with. In the manual’s table of content alone, you should find a page assigned to discuss using Bluetooth devices on the Samsung TV.

Check if your Samsung TVs have Bluetooth capabilities by reading the user manual they come with

Another way to check is by looking up your Samsung TV’s specs on the official product page or browsing the Smart Hub for its Bluetooth settings. 

Once you’ve selected your Samsung TV model, go to its specs section and check if it supports Bluetooth.

Once you’ve selected your Samsung TV model, go to its specs section and check if it supports Bluetooth.

How to Unlock the Bluetooth feature on your Samsung TV via Service Mode

Believe it or not, the connectivity features on your devices might not be fully available even when you’re sure your Samsung TVs have Bluetooth. The Bluetooth Speaker List may not appear on the Samsung TV settings menu in cases like this.

Thus, you’ll need to perform supplementary tasks to ensure your Samsung TV’s Bluetooth feature is downright operational. Please note that the steps we’ll provide you in this section aren’t necessary for every Samsung TV model.

Depending on the model of your Samsung TV, you may get away with only doing some of these steps. Once the Bluetooth Speaker List appears on your Samsung TV settings menu, you don’t have to do the rest of the steps.

The steps we’ll be showing below involve accessing the Service Mode on your Samsung TV. The Service Mode menu on your Samsung TV is a troubleshooting tool that lets you change advanced settings and set system values directly.

Enter Service Mode on your Samsung TV to turn on BT Audio.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of steps7
Time to perform fix25 seconds
Things neededSamsung TV
Samsung TV remote control

The first thing you need to turn on once you’ve entered the Service Mode on your Samsung TV is the BT Audio option. This option is designated as BT_AUDIO_ON_OFF in the Service Mode menu of your Samsung TV.

You can find this option by navigating the engineering options on the Service Mode menu. Please note that even when your Samsung TV has Bluetooth, this option may not be present, and you’ll need to proceed to the following step.

Step 1: Press the power button on the remote control to turn
off your Samsung TV.

Step 2: Press the mute, 1, 8, 2, and power buttons successively to open a blue
            window on your Samsung TV display screen.


Note: You can try the button combination multiple times if you can’t open
the Service Mode menu on your first try. If this button combination doesn’t work
on your Samsung TV, check the list below for the other alternatives.
Step 3: Select/click Option on the Service Mode main menu.

Step 4: Select/click Engineer Option on the Service Mode options menu.

Step 5: Select/click BT_AUDIO_ON_OFF on the Service Mode engineer options
            menu.

Step 6: Toggle on the BT_AUDIO_ON_OFF option.

Step 7: Press the power button on the remote control to turn off
your Samsung TV and exit Service Mode.

Enter Service Mode on your Samsung TV to turn on BT Support.

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of steps8
Time to perform fix30 seconds
Things neededSamsung TV
Samsung TV remote control

If your Samsung TVs have Bluetooth, you’ll also find a BT Support option on the Service Mode menu. This option is the next one we recommend you turn on after entering the Service Mode menu on your Samsung TV.

You can also access the BT Support option by navigating to the Multiple Render Targets menu on your Samsung TV’s Service Mode. From there, simply click BT Support and select the ON option to turn this option on.

Step 1: Press the power button on the remote control to turn
off your Samsung TV.

Step 2: Press the mute, 1, 8, 2, and power buttons successively to open a blue
            window on your Samsung TV display screen.


Note: You can try the button combination multiple times if you can’t open
the Service Mode menu on your first try. If this button combination doesn’t
work on your Samsung TV, check the list below for the other alternatives.
Step 3: Select/click Option on the Service Mode main menu.

Step 4: Select/click MRT Option on the Service Mode options menu.

Step 5: Select/click BT Support on the Service Mode MRT options menu.

Step 6: Toggle on the BT Support option.

Step 7: Toggle off Voice Recognition and Samsung Smart Control on the MRT
              options menu as well.

Step 8: Press the power button on the remote control to turn off
your Samsung TV and exit Service Mode.

If you cannot access the Service Mode menu on your Samsung TV, you may need to enter alternative button combinations on your remote control. Below is a table listing other button combinations for entering the Service Mode menu on your Samsung TV.

Samsung TV Remote Control Button Combinations for Accessing Service Mode
Info/Settings/Mute/Power
Mute/1/1/9/Power
Mute/1/1/9/Enter
Sleep/PSTD/Mute/Power
PSTD/Menu/Sleep/Power
Display/Info/PSTD/Mute/Power
Display/Info/Menu/Mute/Power

Of course, doing the things above without a remote will prove to be a tall order. If your remote isn’t working, then you may have to download the SmartThings app on your mobile and take it from there. 

How to Connect a Bluetooth Device to Your Samsung TV

It’s easy to pair and connect a Bluetooth device when your Samsung TVs have Bluetooth capabilities. You only need to ensure that your Bluetooth device is already in pairing mode so your Samsung TV can detect it.

You can pair and connect Bluetooth devices on your Samsung TV, such as headphones, speakers, soundbars, game controllers, mice, and keyboards. You’ll initiate the pairing on a different TV menu depending on the Bluetooth device. 

Pairing headphones, soundbars, and speakers on your Samsung TV can be done from the Sound Output menu. Meanwhile, game controllers, mice, and keyboards can be paired to your Samsung TV from the Input Device Manager menu.

Also, you will have to deal with Smart Hub, the intelligent menu system for all Samsung smart TVs. It’s a very useful environment that allows you to download games, apps and browse the internet. 

Follow these steps to connect a Bluetooth audio device to your Samsung TV:

Difficulty Easy ●●○○○
Number of steps11
Time to perform fix40 seconds
Things neededSamsung TV
Samsung TV remote control
Step 1: Put your Bluetooth audio device into pairing mode.

Note: Most Bluetooth audio devices will automatically enter the pairing mode when turned on.
Check the user manual for your Bluetooth audio device to find out how to put it into pairing mode.
Step 2: Click the home button on the remote control to reveal your
Samsung TV’s Smart Hub menu.

Step 3: Scroll left/highlight the Settings tile on the Smart Hub menu.

Step 4: Click the up button on the remote control to scroll to the Quick Settings
panel on the Smart Hub menu.

Step 5: Scroll right/highlight the Sound Output option.

Step 6: Click the up button on the remote control to change the
Sound Output to TV Speaker.

Step 7: Click the enter button on the remote control to select TV Speaker.             
Click the enter button again to select Bluetooth Speaker List.

Step 8: Wait as your Samsung TV searches for nearby Bluetooth devices.


Note: Double-check if your Bluetooth audio device is in pairing mode.
Step 9: Select/click Refresh if your Samsung TV didn’t detect your
Bluetooth device to try again.

Step 10: Select/click your Bluetooth audio device once detected by your Samsung
              TV.

Step 11: Select/click Pair and connect to continue.

Follow these steps to connect a Bluetooth input device to your Samsung TV:

Difficulty Easy ●●○○○
Number of steps12
Time to perform fix40 seconds
Things neededSamsung TV
Samsung TV remote control
Step 1: Put your Bluetooth input device into pairing mode.


Note: Bluetooth input devices such as game controllers have a sync button that
you need to press to put it into pairing mode. Check the user manual for your Bluetooth
input device to find out how to put it into pairing mode.
Step 2: Click the home button on the remote control to reveal your
Samsung TV’s Smart Hub menu.

Step 3: Scroll left/highlight the Source tile on the Smart Hub menu.

Step 4: Click the up button on the remote control to scroll to the Sources panel
on the Smart Hub menu.

Step 5: Scroll right/click the Connection Guide option.

Step 6: Scroll down/click Input Device.

Step 7: Scroll down/click Bluetooth Device.

Step 8: Select/click Next to head to the second page.

Step 9: Select/click Set Up Now to continue.

Step 10: Wait as your Samsung TV searches for nearby Bluetooth devices.


Note: Double-check if your Bluetooth input device is in pairing mode.
Step 11: Select/click your Bluetooth input device once detected by
your Samsung TV.

Step 12: Select/click Pair and connect to continue.

Take note that Bluetooth uses radio waves to connect devices so long as these are Bluetooth-compatible. This means you don’t actually need a phone signal or to turn on WiFi to activate the feature. 

How to Add Bluetooth Support to Your Unsupported Samsung TV

How to Add Bluetooth Support to Your Unsupported Samsung TV

There’s one way to equip Bluetooth capabilities to an old Samsung TV model that doesn’t have this built-in connectivity feature. You can also use this solution if your Samsung TVs have Bluetooth Speaker List disabled from the Service Mode menu.

This can be done by plugging a Bluetooth transmitter into your Samsung TV to turn it into a Bluetooth-ready device. It transmits audio signals from your Samsung TV via Bluetooth to wireless audio devices such as soundbars and speakers.

You can purchase various Bluetooth transmitters from online shops like Amazon, which cost between $12 – $60. These Bluetooth transmitters can connect to your Samsung TV from its audio jack, RCA jack, optical audio port, or USB port.

How to Connect Your Bluetooth Device to Your Non-Bluetooth Samsung TV

Difficulty Very Easy ●○○○○
Number of steps4
Time to perform fix20 seconds
Things neededSamsung TV
Samsung TV remote control

Once you’ve gotten your hands on a Bluetooth transmitter, using it to pair and connect with your wireless audio devices is easy as pie. You only need to plug the Bluetooth transmitter into the correct ports on your Samsung TV.

After plugging your Bluetooth transmitter into your Samsung TV, it should go straight into pairing mode. From there, you only need to put your Bluetooth audio device into pairing mode to connect automatically with the transmitter.

Step 1: Plug your Bluetooth transmitter into the correct parts at the back
panel of your Samsung TV.

Step 2: Wait for the indicator light on the Bluetooth transmitter to start
blinking once it’s in pairing mode.

Step 3: Press/hold the pairing/sync button on your Bluetooth audio device to put it
            into pairing mode.

Step 4: Wait for your Bluetooth transmitter to pair and connect with the audio device.
The indicator light on the transmitter will stop blinking when this happens.

Remember that the latest iteration of Bluetooth allows you to connect to as many as seven devices. But that doesn’t mean all devices can project the same source sound as Bluetooth limits audio output to one device at a time. 

If you want to connect several devices to Bluetooth, you need a Bluetooth hub to make it happen. So it’s possible to connect a number of Bluetooth speakers at once, but only one of these devices will receive the audio output. 

FAQs about Samsung TV Bluetooth

How can I make my Bluetooth device discoverable by my Samsung TV?


Enter the pairing mode on your Bluetooth device to make it discoverable by your Samsung TV. Once the device is in pairing mode, it should appear in the Bluetooth Speaker/Device List of your Samsung TV.

What’s the fastest way to tell if my Samsung TV has Bluetooth?


The fastest way to tell if a Samsung TV is Bluetooth-ready or not is to check its remote control. All Samsung TVs that use a Smart remote control have Bluetooth capabilities because they pair using this connectivity feature.

If you are unsure and if you’re missing your remote, read your user manual to determine if your Samsung TV has Bluetooth capabilities.

Can I pair two Bluetooth speakers on my Samsung TV at once?


You can pair two speakers to your Samsung TV using Dual Audio. This feature is only available on Samsung TVs manufactured in 2022 and later.
The Dual Audio feature can also pair with two sets of headphones on your Samsung TV. Please note that this feature isn’t compatible with headphones manufactured for mobile devices.

How do you troubleshoot Bluetooth connectivity issues on a Samsung TV?


Various troubleshooting techniques can be used to address Bluetooth connectivity issues on your Samsung TV. Below is a list of the most effective ways to troubleshoot a faulty Bluetooth connection on a Samsung TV.

• Unplug the Samsung TV’s power cable from the wall socket and hold its power button to perform a power cycle.
• Delete a paired device from your Samsung TV and pair it again afterward.
• Turn off your Bluetooth device and turn it back on once more.
• Make sure your Bluetooth devices are in pairing mode.
• Move your Bluetooth devices closer to your Samsung TV and remove any possible obstructions.
• Remove any nearby wireless devices that might cause interference.
• Install the latest version of the system firmware on your Samsung TV.
• Reset your Samsung TV to restore it to its default factory settings.


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