Bluetooth in TVs is becoming common with time. You can connect any Bluetooth device to your TV, such as headphones, earbuds, speakers, keyboards, etc.
But do LG TVs have Bluetooth? Learn how to find out if your LG TV has Bluetooth or not and how to connect Bluetooth devices to your LG TV.
Do LG TVs Have Bluetooth?
Yes. Most LG Smart TVs have Bluetooth. The Bluetooth version most recent LG TVs have is the 5.0 version.
The difference between the 5.0 and 4.2 or other lower Bluetooth versions is that the 5.0 has a faster speed and more range than the others. Bluetooth 5.0 transmits data at 2 Mbps, while 4.2 transmits at 1 Mbps.
The LG TV series with built-in Bluetooth technology are 4k Ultra, OLED, NanoCell, and QNED MiniLED.
With this technology, you can connect your mouse, headphones, wireless keyboards, game controllers, Smartphones, and other LE Bluetooth devices to your TV.
How Do I Know If My LG TV Has Bluetooth?
There are several ways to check if an LG TV has built-in Bluetooth technology. Use either of the options below to check.
- Check The TV Manual
- Check Your TV
- Check the Internet
1. Check The TV Manual
Every new LG Smart TV comes with a TV manual. The manual contains all the details and specifications of the TV. Read through your manual; on the ‘Connectivity’ option, check for ‘Bluetooth Support.’
You will also see the version of Bluetooth that comes with the TV. If you’ve lost your TV manual, follow the other methods below to check.
2. Check Your TV
First, check the TV remote to confirm if it’s a Smart Remote. Most LG TVs with Smart remotes have built-in Bluetooth technology.
Another option is to press the Home button on your remote> Select ‘Settings’ from the menu options> Select ‘Product Support or System Setting’ option> Select ‘System information or Customer Support.
If you’ve lost the TV manual or you are yet to buy the TV, follow the method below to confirm.
3. Check the Internet
Visit LG’s website. Enter the TV brand model (series) name on the search box on the top right side of the screen. Another option is to use the filter option on the left side of the page to filter out the exact TV series.
You will see a list of features with the exact model or series. Check for ‘Bluetooth support’ in the Connectivity section.
Also, you can type in the TV brand’s model on Google to get information on its features from popular tech sites.
How To Turn On Bluetooth On LG TV
Follow the steps below to turn on Bluetooth on LG TV and connect a nearby Bluetooth device to the TV.
Press the ‘Settings’ button on your TV remote. Press the Menu button if your remote doesn’t have the settings button. Scroll down the menu option and go to ‘Settings.’
Choose the ‘Advanced Settings> option.
Scroll down to the ‘Sound’ option, and select ‘Sound Out’ from the menu.
Choose the ‘Bluetooth Device List option. At this stage, the Bluetooth is in pairing mode. Click on your device’s Bluetooth name to automatically complete the pairing process.
Connect Bluetooth Headphones (AirPods) to LG Smart TV.
A Bluetooth headphone is one of the devices you can connect to your LG Smart TV via Bluetooth. Follow the steps below to complete the process.
Ensure your Bluetooth headphone is within 30 feet of your LG Smart TV.
Press and hold the Bluetooth button on your headphone to turn on the Bluetooth and initiate pairing mode.
Press the ‘Settings’ option on your LG TV remote.
Find the ‘Sound Output’ option from the menu> Bluetooth Device List option.
The Bluetooth menu will show a list of wireless devices within range. Find your headphone’s Bluetooth name. Click on Pair and Connect to complete the process.
Other Ways To Connect A Device To LG TV
If your LG smart TV doesn’t have Bluetooth, other alternatives can connect a device to the TV.
First, you can use the HDMI cable to connect your TV to the device. For instance, you can use the HDMI console to connect your game console to your LG TV. Other options available are the audio output ports.
You can opt for a Bluetooth Audio Adapter as an alternative to built-in Bluetooth. These are some options available to choose from on Amazon.
Can I Use my LG TV’s Bluetooth with my Magic Remote?
LG has a new tech toy that users love! It is called the magic remote. It can not only control your television from anywhere but also work similarly to a computer mouse to scroll across your screen more efficiently.
It is also a universal remote that automatically detects devices and can easily control them and your TV.
To top it all off, it can operate on voice command, so if you would like to connect a device to your TV using Bluetooth and it is already paired, simply speak into your magic remote and say “Bluetooth,” select the external device, and you are good to go! Bluetooth with your Magic Remote
So now you know your LG TV offers Bluetooth capabilities, and you have followed the steps to pair it to your desired device.
But it just won’t seem to connect! Luckily, there are a few simple steps to take that will most likely fix this problem.
The first thing to do is to ensure you have turned on your external device and turned on “pairing mode.”
Many users make this little mistake and can never seem to find the appliance on their Bluetooth list!
If the external gadget is on the list but will not connect, try unpairing the two and then re-pairing.
The best advice when working with technology: turn it off and on again. Try it with Bluetooth, television, and even your external device. Most often, this does the trick!
If you still have trouble connecting your Bluetooth, there could be a few more options for at-home solutions before you call in the big guns. Check out this LG help page for instructions to make sure you’re not missing a step.
Current LG TVs: An Overview
As we’ve mentioned, LG features a large variety of TV models within four categories. These categories include OLED TVs, NanoCell TVs, 4K TVs, and 8K TVs.
The difference between these four categories isn’t exactly obvious, so in this section, we’ll break down the differences between each category and what each category can offer you in terms of performance.
LG OLED TV
OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology is relatively new, having been introduced to the market in 2013.
In an OLED TV, each pixel that makes up the on-screen picture is independently controlled, which enables the screen to produce deeper blacks and colors with higher contrast.
Compared to standard LED LCD TVs, OLED TVs can run more smoothly, which is helpful when watching something involving a lot of fast movements (like an action movie or a sports match).
If you tend to watch TV in a darkened room, an OLED TV will give you a more vivid picture than an LED LCD TV.
LG NanoCell TV
NanoCell technology is a proprietary technology developed by LG. Long story short, NanoCell technology is used to generate purer red and green colors by absorbing unwanted light wavelengths.
If this is still too complex, all you need to know is that NanoCell technology can provide you with a wider range of colors than a standard LED LCD TV.
Regarding overall picture quality, NanoCell TVs are positioned above standard LED LCD TVs but below OLED TVs. However, they also tend to be less expensive than OLED TVs.
LG 4K TV
First, a bit of clarification; in terms of TVs, 4K only refers to the screen’s resolution and not to the technology used to create the picture itself.
A 4k resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels, four times as many pixels as you’d get from a full HD resolution (a.k.a. 1080p).
LG produces and sells a variety of 4k TVs, some of which use OLED technology and others don’t.
The difference between these TVs is not the level of detail each can provide but rather the quality of the colors.
LG 8K TV
Once more, 8K only refers to the resolution the TV can display. 8K TVs have four times as many pixels as 4K TVs, with a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels.
The main advantage of a higher resolution is that it can provide a sharper picture than a lower resolution, and a higher resolution also makes individual pixels far less noticeable. Of course, 8K TVs are also among the most expensive ones you can buy now.
With more and more people demanding increased connectivity from their devices, it only makes sense that smart TVs are becoming more popular than ever.
A good smart TV should allow you to connect to various devices via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, and the best ones allow you to pair your TV to a virtual assistant device like an Amazon Alexa or a Google Home.
Even if you don’t have a smart TV, however, odds are you’ll still be able to connect it to a Bluetooth audio device or a media player such as a Roku, which should give you a lot of the functionality of a smart TV for considerably less money.