Have you recently purchased an LG Smart TV and you’re wondering whether or not it supports Bluetooth?
Yes — most LG Smart TVs do support Bluetooth. Here are the series that natively support it: OLED, QNED MiniLED, NanoCell, and 4K Ultra.
In this post, we’ll cover step-by-step how to set up Bluetooth on your LG TV in 5 minutes or less.
How to enable Bluetooth on your LG Smart TV
Before pairing your Bluetooth device to your LG TV, ensure the device you’re trying to pair with your TV is in “pairing mode.”
It may seem obvious, but it’s a popular step to overlook while trying to pair your device.
NOTE: Each device has a different method of turning on pairing mode, so checking the user manual for the device you’re looking to pair is best.
For example, AirPods require you to press and hold the button on the case until the white light starts blinking while Beats Studio Buds require you to hold the earbuds near your TV until you get a notification stating “tap to pair.”
Now that your device is in pairing mode, we can finally get Bluetooth enabled on your LG Smart TV.
To enable Bluetooth on your LG TV, follow these simple instructions:
- Click the “Settings” button on your remote control, which should be a gear icon.
- Locate “Advanced Settings” and select it.
- Choose the “Sound” menu then “Sound Out.”
- Select “Bluetooth” then “Device List.”
- Choose your preferred device and start the pairing process!
After enabling Bluetooth, it can take up to 15 seconds before you hear any audio from the TV.
This also applies when you first turn on your TV; it takes a few seconds for the Bluetooth signal to connect. If you still hear no audio after a minute, you’ll want to start the troubleshooting process.
To do this, check out LG’s Easy Bluetooth Connect Guide or our proven-to-work tips below.
How to check if your LG TV supports Bluetooth
The best way to confirm whether a specific LG TV class offers Bluetooth or not is to check their official website.
Once there, filter through the TVs using the filters on the left side of the screen.
After you find your TV, click on it, and you’ll be brought to a page dedicated to your TV, and its details.
We’re interested in the “Specs” tab, so click that.
Once you’ve clicked the “Specs” section, you’ll want to scroll down until you see “Connectivity” which has a line for “Bluetooth Support.”
If it says “Yes” or “Version 5.0,” then your LG TV supports Bluetooth.
NOTE: LG offers a lot of useful information about your Smart TV here, such as: content partners, devices it works with, and much more!
Another way you can check whether or not your TV supports Bluetooth is by locating the serial number on your LG Smart TV and using the LG TV Model Number Signification Example on the page to determine your series type.
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How to troubleshoot common LG TV Bluetooth issues
Still having trouble connecting your LG Smart TV to a Bluetooth device? Check out these quick fixes.
- Ensure the firmware on your LG TV & Bluetooth device is fully updated.
- Forget your Bluetooth device from your LG TV, then try pairing it again.
- Unplug your LG TV from the wall for a full minute. Press and hold the TV’s power button for 10 seconds while it’s not plugged in. This will completely reset and power-cycle your TV.
- Turn the device you’re attempting to pair off, then back on.
- Keep your distance from your LG TV to the device under 25 feet (about 8 meters). That’s the maximum Bluetooth range. Additionally, if there are nearby Bluetooth devices, try turning them off during setup. These other devices may cause signal interference.
- Unplug your router or modem, wait 60 seconds, then plug it back in to reset it. Make sure the WiFi connection on your LG TV is successfully reestablished.
If you’ve tried all of the fixes we covered, you should take the time and contact LG’s support here. They’ll be able to assist you further.
In conclusion, most LG Smart TVs do come with native Bluetooth support.
Here is the list of series or models that support it:
- QNED MiniLED
- 4K Ultra
If you’re using one of these, you can enable Bluetooth using these simple steps:
Settings > Advanced Settings > Sound > Sound Out > Bluetooth Device List
NOTE: Make sure your Bluetooth device is in pairing mode before attempting to connect!
And if you’re still unsure what type of LG TV you have, check LG’s site or find the serial number on the back of your TV.
Then, go back to LG’s website and check whether it offers Bluetooth support.
That’s everything you need to know about which LG TVs have Bluetooth and how you can get it set up in 5 minutes or less!
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