Yes, you'll be happy to know that all LG Smart TV's support Bluetooth and it is usually automatically enabled.
Typically used to connect audio headphones or speakers, if you are having Bluetooth connectivity issues, check out our troubleshooting guide below.
How to Connect Via Bluetooth on an LG TV
Surprisingly, Bluetooth works a little differently on smart TVs compared to other devices. Bluetooth is automatically activated on a smart TV unlike on other devices like your smartphone or tablet, where it has to be manually activated.
This can make it a little difficult to know if it’s active if you aren’t aware of this. In the section below, let us show you how to know when the Bluetooth feature is active on your LG TV.
- Select the Settings option from the menu and click on Advanced Settings.
- Select the Sound tab.
- From here, select the Sound Out option.
- De-select the default TV speakers from the menu.
- To connect a Bluetooth audio device, scroll down and select the LG Sound Sync (Wireless) option. This will start the search for any nearby Bluetooth devices.
- As you select the LG Sound Sync option, the Device Selection menu will appear on the screen.
- Upon entering the Device Selection menu, you will see the TV searching for any compatible Bluetooth device within its range. Anything that is visible or in range will then appear in the Available Devices menu.
- Now, select the device you want to pair with your LG TV. Immediately, the status indicator will switch from Searching to Connecting.
- After successful pairing, the newly paired device name will move from the Available Devices list to the Paired Devices section. You have successfully paired a Bluetooth device with your LG TV and it can be used for audio instead of the TV’s default speakers. These devices will also be remembered every time you switch the TV on again and they are in range.
Solving Bluetooth Connectivity Issues
Bluetooth is generally a quick and painless way to connect external devices. However, things can go wrong every now and then.
Fortunately, these issues are generally easy to overcome. Here are some quick fixes to help you with this matter.
- Before pairing a device with your LG TV, ensure that the device is turned on and set in pairing mode. If it is not looking to pair with your TV, the device will not be visible to the TV.
- If you can see your external Bluetooth device on the list but it cannot connect, try re-pairing it after it's disconnected.
- If your connection continues to drop out, switching both the speaker and your LG TV off may be needed. This resets the connection and should solve any lingering issues.
- It’s important to remember that Bluetooth only works over a short distance. Try keeping the distance between your external device and TV less than five meters to stop it from dropping out.
- Try to avoid pairing multiple devices at the same time. Your TV will only establish one Bluetooth connection at a time and anything added after that will not work even if it says that the device is connected.
Common Questions Relating to Bluetooth connectivity on an LG TV
Can I play music from my mobile device on my LG TV’s default speakers?
Yes! You can do it using the Bluetooth Audio Playback app that can be found on the main menu of your LG TV. This application will require you to pair your smartphone with the TV. After successfully pairing it, you will be able to play music from your phone on the speakers of your LG TV.
How can I check if my LG TV supports Bluetooth connectivity?
Go to your region’s official LG website and you will find all specifications of the LG TV model you have. After finding your specific LG TV model on the website, scroll through its specifications and check whether it has Bluetooth compatibility listed or not.
How can I activate Bluetooth on my LG TV?
Bluetooth is always switched on. You can pair devices by searching for available devices with the Sound menu and connecting from there.
At the end of the day, most LG TVs are compatible with Bluetooth and almost always have it switched on.
All you need to do is search for available devices in the settings and it should connect within a few seconds.
Bluetooth connections are generally stable within short distances so avoid going too far if you don’t want the connection to drop out.