How To Enable Bluetooth On Samsung TV (Secret Menu Tip)

Bluetooth connectivity adds a considerable amount of convenience to our technology.

But how to actually connect your wireless keyboard or speakers to your TV using this technology?

And what do you do if you can’t see this connection option at all?

Here is how you pair your Bluetooth device to a Samsung Smart TV:

  1. Check if your device is in pairing mode.
  2. Open the Setting.
  3. Scroll down to the Sound.
  4. Click Sound Output. 
  5. Click Bluetooth Speaker List.
  6. Pair your device.

If you don’t see the Bluetooth option in the menu, it means you will need to manually enable it through the service menu. I will walk you through it.

How to Enable Bluetooth on Samsung Smart TV

Unlike a typical phone, your TV does not need Bluetooth “turning on” before you can use it. Simply pair your devices, and you are ready to go.

As I mentioned earlier, if you can’t see the Bluetooth option, you will need to access the Samsung TV secret menu and unlock Bluetooth.

The next part of the article will guide you through this process. There will be 3 steps to this process.

Step 1: Check if Your Samsung TV Has Bluetooth

First things first, you need to check if your Samsung Smart TV actually has Bluetooth capabilities.

You can do this by referring to your TV’s user manual or looking up its specifications on the Samsung website.

If it supports Bluetooth, you’re good to go.

If not, don’t worry; we’ll discuss what you can do in that case later in the video.

Step 2: Enabling Bluetooth

Follow the steps below:

  1. Turn off your TV with a remote and wait a few seconds.
  2. Quickly press the buttons in the following order: Mute, 1, 8, 2, Power.
  3. If it didn’t work, try Info, Menu, Mute, Power, or Info, Settings, Mute, Power.
  4. A blue service menu should pop up on the screen.

Opening the secret menu can take a few attempts. Once it is open, do the following:

  1. Go to Option, MRT Option, BT Support.
  2. Set BT Support to ON.
  3. Set Samsung Smart Control to ON.
  4. Set Voice Recognition to ON.

That’s done. Here is one more thing you can try.

  1. Go back to Option, Engineer Option.
  2. Set BT_AUDIO_ON _OFF to ON.

That is all with the settings. Now, turn your TV off, unplug it from the power source, and wait for 1 minute.

Then you can plug it back in, turn it on, and check whether you have access to the “Bluetooth Speaker List” in the settings.

Step 3: What to Do If Your Samsung TV Doesn’t Have Bluetooth

If you can’t unlock your TV’s Bluetooth after you’ve tried everything we’ve talked about, don’t fret.
You can purchase external Bluetooth adapters or transmitters, which can be connected to your TV’s audio output ports.

These adapters allow non-Bluetooth TVs to connect to Bluetooth headphones, speakers, and other devices.

Simply plug the Bluetooth adapter into the TV’s audio output, pair it with your desired Bluetooth device, and you’re good to go.

I also made a handy video on this very topic, it has all the pictures to guide you through the settings, so make sure to check it out:


How to Connect your Bluetooth Headphones to your Samsung TV

Connecting headphones to your Samsung TV is simple. Firstly, ensure your headphones are in pairing mode. Then, head into the Bluetooth devices section of your TV’s menu system.

The exact location will vary depending on your TV model but is always somewhere in the Sound menu of your settings. If your headphones have been successfully put into pairing mode, they should show up in the connection manager on your TV.

Here is how you pair your Bluetooth headphones, in short:

  1. Check if your headphones are in pairing mode.
  2. Open the Setting.
  3. Scroll down to the Sound.
  4. Click Sound Output .
  5. Click Bluetooth Speaker List.
  6. Pair your device.

Unfortunately, there are too many devices on the market for us to attempt to explain this part, so you will have to consult your headphone’s instructions before getting started.

Once your headphones are paired, they should automatically connect the next time you are in range and turned on.

How to Connect your Bluetooth Speakers to your Samsung TV

From the TV side of things, the process of connecting a Bluetooth speaker to your TV is basically identical to connecting headphones.

The steps involved in setting your speaker to pairing mode may be different, but, again, that is something you will have to consult your speaker’s instructions for.

How to Connect your Bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse to your Samsung TV

The process of connecting a mouse or keyboard to your Samsung TV is very similar to connecting a speaker or headphones.

The main difference is you will be looking for a different menu option.

For a mouse or keyboard, you will typically be looking for an External Devices Manager menu.

Once again, you will need to consult the instructions of your keyboard or mouse to learn how to set it to pairing mode, but once that is done, the process from the TV side of things is the same.

Find your device in the list of available devices, and pair them up.

How to Connect your Bluetooth Game Controller to your Samsung TV

Just as it is with headphones and speakers, the process for connecting a Bluetooth controller to your Samsung TV is exactly the same as it is for connecting a mouse and keyboard.

One important thing to note here, however, is that not all wireless controllers use the Bluetooth standard to connect.

For example, many iterations of the popular Xbox wireless controller do not use Bluetooth.

If you find you cannot connect, it might be worth making sure you have a Bluetooth controller.

Frequently Asked Questions

To save you a little Googling time, we’ve put together the answers to some of the more frequently asked Samsung TV Bluetooth questions.

Which Samsung TV has Bluetooth?

Listing every model of Samsung TV that supports Bluetooth wouldn’t be the best use of this post, but luckily, we don’t need to!

Finding out if your Samsung TV has Bluetooth is easy.

Firstly, check if your TV comes with a smart remote. If yes, you have Bluetooth, since that is how the remote connects to the TV.

However, not having an intelligent remote doesn’t mean the TV is not Bluetooth-compatible.

To check yours, simply open your Settings menu, navigate to Sound, then Sound Output, and if you see an option for Bluetooth Speaker List, your TV supports Bluetooth.

What to do if my TV doesn’t support Bluetooth?

The answer to this question largely depends on what you want to use Bluetooth for.

However, the most common usage-Bluetooth speakers or headphones-can be remedied with an inexpensive Bluetooth transmitter.

This is a little device that you would connect to your TV headphone jack, allowing you to connect your speaker or headphones to that.

How do I put my Samsung TV in pairing mode?

The exact process may differ slightly from model to model, but it should be close enough.

Firstly, you need to open the Connection Guide from within the Source Menu.

From there, you should be able to select Bluetooth devices to connect, and the Connection Guide will walk you through the process.

Why won’t my Samsung TV connect to Bluetooth?

The most obvious reason why you might be having trouble connecting your TV to a Bluetooth device (assuming your TV has Bluetooth capability) is that your TV or device is not in pairing mode.

The next most likely scenario is your device being out of range of your TV.

Can I connect my phone to my Samsung TV via Bluetooth?

Samsung TVs do not currently support connecting to your phone via Bluetooth. You can connect your phone via Wi-Fi or HDMI to do screen mirroring, and you can connect speakers, headphones, keyboards, mice, and gamepads to your TV via Bluetooth. 

Final Thoughts

To sum it all up, in order to connect your wireless device to your Samsung TV, you simply need to go to Menu, Settings, Sound, and Sound Output. Look for “Bluetooth Speaker List”, locate your wireless device, and pair it.

If you don’t see this option in the menu, it means that your TV doesn’t have Bluetooth automatically enabled, and you will need to manually unlock it.

Last, but not least, always check whether your TV has Bluetooth capability, so you don’t waste your time poking around secret menus.

You can always purchase external Bluetooth adapters or transmitters to help you get that Bluetooth connection for your Samsung TV.