To connect headphones to the TV via Bluetooth, you need to pair the headphones with the TV. Here, we will pair the TV and headphones.
TVs that can connect to Bluetooth audio devices are limited to Google TV and Android TV models that support the A2DP profile.
For Google TV and Android TV models that support the A2DP profile and supported headphones, refer to the What Bluetooth headphones, speakers, and sound bars can I use with a Google TV or Android TV? article.
Step 1: Set the headphones to pairing mode
The procedure to set to pairing mode varies depending on your headphones. Here, we describe how to set headphones made by Sony to pairing mode. For details, refer to the manual of the product.
Truly wireless type
E.g. For WF-1000XM3
When you open the charging case and take out the headphones (L/R), they turn on automatically and the indicator flash.
When you wear them and touch and hold the left and right touch sensors at the same time for about seven seconds, you will hear the voice guidance Bluetooth Pairing from the left side, and the headphones will go into pairing mode.
E.g. For WI-1000X
When you press and hold the Power button on the headphones for about seven seconds, the indicator will flash alternately in blue and red, you will hear the voice guidance Bluetooth Pairing, and the headphones will go into pairing mode.
For over headband models
When you press and hold the Power button or PAIRING button on the headphones for about seven seconds, the indicator will flash and the headphones will go into pairing mode.
The flashing indicator varies depending on the model. Please refer to the Operating Instructions.
Step 2: Pair the headphones with the TV
Note: The procedure below describes an example using screens from Android™ 10. The screen menus vary depending on the Android OS. For details, refer to the Help Guide (Web manual).
- Set the TV to pairing mode.
- Open the Settings screen. How to access the Settings
- The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
- Select Remotes and accessories → Pair accessory, and press the Enter button.
- Select Remotes & Accessories → Bluetooth settings → Add device, and press the Enter button.
- Select Bluetooth setting → Add device, and press the Enter button.
This will set the TV to pairing mode.
- Pair the headphones with the TV.
Place the headphones in pairing mode within 1 m of the TV.
When the TV detects the headphones, the device name of the headphones will be displayed at the upper right of the screen.
Select it and press the ENTER button.
If the text under the device name changes to Paired and a message indicating that the Bluetooth connection is complete is displayed, pairing is complete.
Use the TV remote control to select the desired program or connected device input, and check if audio is output from the headphones.
If you pair the headphones once, you do not need to pair them again. For information about reconnecting or disconnecting after pairing, refer to the How can I reconnect my Bluetooth device? article.
You can adjust the volume with the TV remote control, but the actual volume is different from the volume indicator displayed on the TV screen.
*Depending on the headphones, there are some models whose volume cannot be adjusted with the TV remote control. In such cases, change the volume with the headphones.
- Only one Bluetooth device (such as headphones) can be connected to the TV at a time.
- You can adjust the volume with the TV remote control, but the actual volume is different from the volume indicator displayed on the TV screen.