Article ID : 00232794 / Last Modified : 04/10/2019

Headphones - Bluetooth

    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.


    Applicable products

    TVs that can connect to Bluetooth audio devices are limited to Android TV™ models that support the A2DP profile.
    For Android TV models that support the A2DP profile and supported headphones, refer to the following article.

    Can I use Bluetooth headphones, speakers, and sound bars with Android TV?




    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.

    Example of Truly wireless type
     

    • Neckband type

      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.

    Example of Neckband type

    • 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.

      Example of over headband models

    NOTE: When adding a device for the first time after purchase, or after resetting the headphones, the headphones will go into pairing mode automatically when you turn them on.



    Step 2: Pair the headphones with the TV

    NOTE: The procedure below describes an example using screens from Android™ 8.0.
    The screen menus vary depending on the Android OS. For details, refer to the Help Guide (Web manual).


    1. Set the TV to pairing mode.

      Press the HOME button on the remote control, select  SettingsBluetooth setting ― Add device, and press the ENTER button.
      Bluetooth settings screen

      This will set the TV to pairing mode.
      Pairing mode screen1
    2. Pair the headphones with the TV.
      Place the headphones in pairing mode within 1 m of the TV.
      Pairing mode screen2

      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.
      Select device name of the headphones

      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.
      Pairing complete screen

      Use the TV remote control to select the desired program or connected device input, and check if audio is output from the headphones.
      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 following article.

      How can I reconnect my Bluetooth device?


      • 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.