As an owner of a Vizio TV, I was frustrated to discover that it didn’t have Bluetooth capabilities. After doing some research and trying out a few tips and tricks, I was able to find a few solutions to this issue. I’m writing this blog post to share what I found out and to provide other potential solutions for those who are looking to connect their Vizio TVs with Bluetooth devices.
In this post, I will answer the question: Do Vizio TVs Have Bluetooth? So, whether you’re looking to connect a soundbar, headphones, or a game controller to your Vizio TV, read on to find out how you can make it happen!
Well, the answer to this question is a little complicated, as some old Vizio TVs don’t have Bluetooth. On the other hand, most modern Vizio TVs support Bluetooth LE devices.
How to Check if Vizio TVs Have Bluetooth?
There are many ways to check if a certain Vizio TV model has Bluetooth. Let’s check out these methods.
Check on Vizio’s Website
You can simply search for any Vizio TV model on their official website or any search engine to find out if it has Bluetooth. You can typically find the TV model written on the box or the TV.
Check the TV Manual
The user manual of the TV usually contains all the information you need. You can check the connections or network info in the manual to determine if your Vizio TV has Bluetooth.
Check The TV Settings
You can check your TV settings to see if it has Bluetooth. Grab your remote and press the “Home” button. Then, go to “Settings” and select “Connections” or “Networks.”
Can Vizio TVs Connect to Any Bluetooth Device?
As we’ve previously mentioned, Vizio TVs support Bluetooth LE only. That’s because it’s a “Low-energy” type of Bluetooth. Despite consuming less power than normal Bluetooth, it can maintain a good connection range.
Unfortunately, not all Bluetooth devices use this technology. However, most modern phones, tablets, speakers, and headphones do. So, you’ll probably have no problem connecting your iPhone, AirPods, or headphones to a Vizio TV.
How to Pair a Bluetooth Device to a Vizio TV?
There are two methods to pair a Bluetooth device to your Vizio TV. Let’s check each method in detail.
- Pairing Through Vizio TV
To pair a new device, like headphones or speakers, you need to make sure that the device is turned on and in pairing mode.
You can check the manufacturer’s instructions to figure out how to turn on pairing mode. Then, you can proceed with the following steps to pair a new device:
- Grab your Vizio TV remote and press the “Home” button.
- Then, scroll to “Settings” and tap on “Network & Accessories”.
- After that, go to “Bluetooth Settings” and turn the Bluetooth on.
- Put your Bluetooth device into pairing mode and wait until it appears on the Vizio TV.
- Select the Bluetooth device and finish the pairing process.
2. Pairing Through Vizio Mobile Smartcast App
First, you’ll need to download the Vizio mobile app. The Vizio mobile app is available for both Android and iOS devices. Then, you can proceed with the following steps to pair a device:
- Open the Vizio App on your phone and create an account or continue as a guest.
- The app will show you a list of Vizio devices at your home. Select the Vizio TV you want to pair with.
- Confirm the connection by entering the pin number that appears on the TV screen.
- Next, you’ll be redirected to the app home page. Tap on “Choose a Device to Control”.
- Finally, make sure that the device is in pairing mode and select “Add Device”. Then, follow the instructions on the screen.
How to Connect Audio Devices to Vizio TVs With No Bluetooth
So, your Vizio TV doesn’t have Bluetooth? Don’t fret! There’s a way around this.
If you want to connect headphones, earbuds, or speakers to your Vizio TV, you can simply connect a Bluetooth transmitter to it.
Most Bluetooth transmitters connect to your TV using AUX or a headphones jack. Then, they can connect to any headphones or speaker easily.
However, you need to avoid cheap transmitters as you might face many issues with connectivity, quality, and delayed sound. Therefore, I highly recommend a transmitter that has Bluetooth 5.0 or newer.
No Bluetooth? No problem! You can always go back to the good old 3.5mm aux cables. Most speakers and soundbars come with an audio jack, so you can just plug it into your Vizio TV right away.
While it might sound inconvenient if you want to plug in your headphones, there are extra-long aux cables that can get this job done.
So, do Vizio TVs have Bluetooth?
Most modern Vizio TVs support Bluetooth LE, while some older versions don’t. You can check if your TV has Bluetooth by looking into the user’s manual or entering the model number on Vizio’s website.
If your TV doesn’t have Bluetooth, you can use a Bluetooth transmitter or an Aux cable to connect audio devices. You’ll be able to enjoy your favorite movies and shows with no problem!