Of all the TV brands on the market today, LG may have the most Bluetooth enabled options. Nearly every TV they make comes Bluetooth 5.0 enabled.
Do LG TVs Have Bluetooth?
Yes, the following LG TV series have Bluetooth: OLED, QNED MiniLED, NanoCell and 4K Ultra. To enable Bluetooth on your LG TV go to Settings > Sound > Sound Out > Bluetooth and then select your device. Make sure the device you’re connecting is in pairing mode, otherwise it won’t appear!
How to enable Bluetooth on your LG TV
Before we get into the exact steps to follow to get your Bluetooth working on your TV, make sure that the device you are trying to pair is in pairing mode!
I know this sounds obvious but you would be surprised how often people run into this issue.
They don’t see their headphones or sound-bar in the Bluetooth drop down menu because they never put their device in pairing mode.
Every device requires something slightly different to get it into pairing mode. Air-pods, for example, require you to press and hold the button on the case until the white light starts blinking.
Most other devices follow a similar pairing process.
Ok, now that your device is in pairing mode, to enable Bluetooth on your LG TV follow these steps:
- Click on Settings. If your remote has a gear icon, go ahead and click it. If not you might have to first click on Menu and then navigate to Settings.
- Then select Advanced Settings.
- Navigate to the Sound menu and then select Sound Out.
- Select Bluetooth Device List.
- Pick your device from the list to start pairing!
Once you’ve enabled Bluetooth, it can take a few seconds before you hear your audio after turning on the TV.
That’s because when you turn your TV on, it’s sending a Bluetooth signal that takes a moment before it connects. So don’t worry if the next time you turn on your TV you don’t hear anything right away.
If you’re having any issues connecting your Bluetooth device to your TV, try using the LG Easy Bluetooth Connect Guide.
You can also try some of my troubleshooting steps detailed below.
How to check if your LG TV has Bluetooth
The easiest way to confirm whether a specific class of LG TV has Bluetooth or not is to visit the LG website and check the specifications of your exact television.
You can use the filters on the left hand side to narrow down your search.
Once you’ve found your TV, click on it. This will pull up a full page dedicated to your exact TV with a ton of details.
We are interested in the “SPECS” tab so go ahead and click on that.
Then, if you scroll down the the Connectivity section, you should see a line item for “Bluetooth Support”.
If it says Yes or Version 5.0, then you have your answer!
LG provides a ton of interesting info about your TV here, so feel free to poke around a bit. You can find out if your TV is integrated with any Voice Assistants, like Google Home or Amazon Alexa.
There are also details about Intelligent Voice Recognition, TV response time for gaming, and much more!
Troubleshooting LG TV Bluetooth connection issues
Occasionally you’ll run into some issues getting your device to connect to your LG TVs Bluetooth.
If you do, don’t panic. Here are some of the most common fixes you should try. All of them take no more than a minute or two and are easy to implement:
- Remove/Forget your Bluetooth device from your LG TV and try re-pairing it
- Unplug your LG TV from the wall for 60 seconds. While unplugged, press and hold the power button on the TV for 10 seconds. This will power-cycle your TV and fully reset it.
- Turn off the device you’re trying to pair and then turn it back on again.
- Make sure you are no more than 30 feet (10 meters) away from your LG TV. This is the max range for Bluetooth. Also if other Bluetooth devices are nearby, try turning them off during setup. Sometimes these other devices can create a lot of interference.
- Reset your router/modem by unplugging it, waiting 60 seconds then plugging it back in. Make sure your LG TV successfully reestablishes its WiFi connection.
- Make sure your LG TV is running the latest Firmware.
- Make sure the Bluetooth device you’re trying to connect is running the latest Firmware.
If, after trying all of these fixes, you’re still having issues with your LG TV’s Bluetooth, you should consider contacting LG support directly.
Yes, most LG TVs come with Bluetooth enabled out of the box!
The majority of LGs main TV classes, OLED, QNED MiniLED, NanoCell and 4K Ultra, have Bluetooth options.
To enable bluetooth on your LG TV go to Settings > Sound > Sound Out > Bluetooth and then select your device.
Just make sure the device you’re trying to connect is in pairing mode.
If you’re not entirely sure whether or not your LG TV has Bluetooth you can always visit LGs website, search for your exact TV and then review the SPECS.
If, under the Connectivity section, it says Yes or Bluetooth 5.0 then you’re in luck!
Let me know in the comments below if you run into any issues during setup. I’d also love to know if your specific LG TV doesn’t have bluetooth – include the model name in your comment.