Bluetooth has been a technological advancement that has been around for quite sometime, but in recent years, has transformed into a feature that can be used by a multitude of different devices, including your Samsung TV. What, then, can you do if it is not working?
If Bluetooth isn’t working on your Samsung TV, ensure that Bluetooth has been enabled on both the TV and other devices you are trying to connect, confirm that you are at least within 30 feet of your Samsung TV, restart the TV and other devices, and check for any software updates.
If you have a Samsung TV, there are a multitude of different features that make this device stand out above the rest, with one of those being their Bluetooth capabilities for some models. Whether you are trying to connect a Bluetooth speaker, a smartphone, headphones, or even hearing aids, this feature allows users to connect other devices to their TV without the fuss of wires. If you have a Samsung TV and Bluetooth isn’t working, continue reading below.
Samsung TV Bluetooth Not Working
For many individuals, they want the benefits of using various devices without having to worry about any of the wires that might come along with them. Wires can cause issues for those with limited outlets, areas that are more prone to expose the wires, and for those wanting to keep a certain aesthetic within the area they plan to keep their Samsung TV, which is why Bluetooth can be so desirable. If you have a Samsung TV and Bluetooth isn’t working, read below.
If Bluetooth isn’t working on your Samsung TV, you want to first ensure that the device you are trying to connect is powered on and that the Bluetooth is enabled. For example, if you are trying to connect an iPhone, go to the home screen and tap on the Bluetooth icon to enable Bluetooth.
Once you have confirmed that Bluetooth has been enabled, see if you are able to get this function working on your Samsung TV. If you are not, check to make sure that you are within a close enough range for a connection to be made between your TV and the other device. Both devices need to be within at least 30 feet of each other. If you know you are within 30 feet, try moving a bit closer to see if that does the trick with connecting Bluetooth.
Samsung TV Bluetooth Not Pairing/Connecting
Bluetooth is a feature on any device that must be turned on in order to function as it should. Once you have Bluetooth enabled on both your Samsung TV as well as the other device you are trying to connect, you should be able to utilize the features offered through Bluetooth. However, if you have enabled Bluetooth on both your Samsung TV and the other device and are also within a close enough range for them to pair and connect, what can you do?
If Bluetooth is not pairing or connecting on your Samsung TV, try restarting your TV and other device completely. To do this, simply turn off both devices and allow them to totally shut down before powering them back on and attempting to connect or pair to Bluetooth again.
If you turn off both devices and you are still not able to connect or pair to Bluetooth on your Samsung TV, it could be that your TV is in need of a software update. If the software on your TV is out-of-date, it can cause other features to begin lagging or become inoperable until new software has been installed. Therefore, go into the ‘Settings’ of your Samsung TV and follow the process to download and install any available software updates.
Samsung TV Bluetooth Audio Delay
If you are able to pair and connect Bluetooth on your Samsung TV without a problem, then it would not be an outlandish expectation that the properties of this feature should work smoothly once the connection is made. However, for some Samsung TV owners who have Bluetooth enabled on their TV, once they try to hear any audio coming from the content they have paired, they notice that the audio is delayed. If this is your problem, read on for the fix.
If Bluetooth on your Samsung TV has delayed audio, the most likely cause is that the software on the TV is out of date. To resolve this issue and update your TV with the latest software, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Software Update’ > ‘Update Now’ and allow the update to download and install.
If you are not able to find any available updates or you are still dealing with the audio delay once the update has completed, you will still need to work to find the source of the problem. Another cause of the audio delay on your Samsung TV could actually be the other device you have paired with the television. To resolve any small issues with the other device, try restarting it and then reconnect to the TV with Bluetooth to see if the audio is in sync.
Samsung TV Bluetooth Volume Too Low
There are moments when using your Samsung TV that owners want to be able to turn the volume down and simply have a bit of filler noise in the background. Although this is great for studying, for when friends are together chatting, or when a quiet Sunday nap is in order, low volume is not always the best route for all other occasions. If you are trying to watch the game or a new release and the volume is too low while using Bluetooth, read on.
If the volume is too low when using Bluetooth on your Samsung TV, it could be that the device you are using to connect is not completely compatible with the TV. If you are using a device, such as headphones, that are not Samsung, the volume may not reach high levels.
If you know that you have a device that is completely compatible with your Samsung TV but are still experiencing a volume level that is too low, try controlling the volume by using the volume buttons on the TV itself or on the soundbar you are using to see if this increases the volume. If you are connecting other devices that are not Samsung, this may be needed to increase the volume rather than increasing the volume on the actual device.
Samsung TV Bluetooth Keeps Disconnecting
If you are able to connect a device to your Samsung TV with Bluetooth, can hear the content with that connected device that is not delayed, and are not experiencing problems with the volume being too low, you might be thinking that you are in the clear as far as potential problems go. Although this is typically the case for most users, some have found that once Bluetooth has connected, it continually disconnects.
If Bluetooth keeps disconnecting from your Samsung TV, check to make sure that the device you have paired is within a close enough distance to the television. Devices should be no more than 30 feet from one another, and bringing them closer may stop disconnection.
If you move the device you have connected to your Samsung TV closer to the television and you are still experiencing connection issues, it could be that another Bluetooth device is interfering with the signal. If you have any other devices in the area that have Bluetooth turned on, disable the setting on them and try once again to see if you are able to maintain the connection on your Samsung TV.
Samsung TV Bluetooth Stuttering
When you are in the middle of using a speaker, headphones, a smartphone, or even hearing aids through the connection of Bluetooth on your Samsung TV, you expect to hear a smooth sound that is uninterrupted. Although this would be ideal in a perfect world, some users have found that when they are using Bluetooth with their Samsung TV, the sound actually stutters. If this is the case for you, read below to see what the most likely issue is.
If Bluetooth is stuttering on your Samsung TV, one of the most common problems is caused by devices that are connected to the TV that are not specifically a Samsung brand. If you have something connected that isn’t Samsung, its compatibility may not be as seamless.
The most common moment when stuttering occurs is when Samsung TV users have headphones or a speaker connected to their television. If you have either of these devices connected to your Samsung TV through Bluetooth and they are both a Samsung brand, try restarting the devices, unpairing and repairing the devices, and ensure that the volume is turned up to an audible level to correct any stuttering problems you are experiencing with these particular devices.
Samsung TV Bluetooth Not Finding Devices
As previously noted, one of the most common problems when it comes to devices that will not connect to Samsung TVs through Bluetooth is when there is too much area between that device and the TV itself along with Bluetooth not being enabled on the device users intend to pair. If you have confirmed that both devices are close enough to one another and that Bluetooth has been enabled on the secondary device, yet the TV still cannot find the device, read below.
If Bluetooth is not finding devices on your Samsung TV, be sure your TV supports Bluetooth, as older models may not have this feature. To do this, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Sound’ > ‘Sound Optic’ where the ‘Bluetooth Speaker List’ should appear.
If you are able to see this Bluetooth speaker list, then the TV supports Bluetooth, which means that you either need to get closer to the television or turn on Bluetooth with the other device you are trying to connect in order for it to be found. If you do not see the Bluetooth speaker list, then this means that the TV does not support Bluetooth, which is why your TV will not find devices.
Samsung TV Bluetooth No Sound
If you are using Bluetooth with your Samsung TV and you are able to connect another device to the television, you should then be able to hear the content you have paired without any type of interruption. If you are able to do this but notice that there is no sound coming from your TV once the device has been paired, a solution is certainly in need. If you are using Bluetooth with your Samsung TV and there is no sound, read below to see what can be done.
If your Samsung TV has no sound when using Bluetooth, first, ensure that the sound on the device you have paired is turned up. If you are not able to control the volume on the device, try turning up the volume on the back of the TV to see if this causes the sound to be audible.
If you have the volume turned up and you are still not able to hear sound on your Samsung TV when using Bluetooth, it could be that you don’t have the correct audio setting selected for the device you are using. For example, if you are using Bluetooth headphones, go into ‘Settings’ within the TV and select ‘Bluetooth,’ then select the particular headphones you are using from the list that appears on the screen.
If Bluetooth isn’t working on your Samsung TV, restart the device you are trying to pair the TV with, confirm that the device you are using is completely compatible with your Samsung TV, increase the volume on the TV itself, and disable Bluetooth on any other devices within the area.