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How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Vizio TV

If you’re like me, you’ve been struggling to connect your Bluetooth headphones to your Vizio TV. After lots of trial and error, I’m excited to share with you my tips and tricks for successful connection. I’ll also be diving into other solutions that I’ve found that may help you as well. So if you’re having trouble connecting your Bluetooth headphones to your Vizio TV, stick around for some helpful advice!

The answer is yes, you can! The easiest way to connect Bluetooth headphones to a Vizio TV. The trick is to pick a model that features Bluetooth connectivity.

Connecting Your Bluetooth Headphones to Vizio TV: Step-By-Step Instructions

Before you attempt to connect your Bluetooth headphones to a Vizio TV, the first thing you have to do is make sure that the TV model you own is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity.

You can do so in one of two ways. One option is to open up your Vizio TV’s settings menu and see if it has a section for connecting Bluetooth devices.

Your second option is to find out your TV’s exact specifications and features from the accompanying user manual. If you’ve misplaced the manual, you can easily look up a digital version of it using Vizio’s Find Your Manual Tool.

Once you’ve ensured that your Vizio TV model features Bluetooth, here are the steps you’ll need to take to connect your Bluetooth headphones to it:

Step 1: Pairing Mode

First, put your Bluetooth headphones in pairing mode. This makes the headphones visible to your TV when it’s scanning for Bluetooth devices to pair with.

The way you do this will depend on the brand and model of the headphones you’re using.

Step 2: Searching For Headphones

Now that your headphones are in pairing mode, you should shift your attention to your TV. Press the Menu button on the remote to open up the Settings menu. 

Some Vizio TV remotes don’t have a Menu button. If this is the case, open the settings by pressing the Input and Volume Down buttons simultaneously.

Once you’ve accessed the settings, head over to the Bluetooth section. Next, select Pair Device. Now select Start Searching For Devices and wait for a few seconds until the search is complete.

Step 3: Pair Devices

A list of all devices that are ready for pairing will pop up. You should find your Bluetooth headphones in this list. If you don’t, try pressing on More Devices.

Now, select your Bluetooth headphones from the list, wait until it pairs with the TV, and you’re good to go.

Finally, make sure that your TV’s settings are configured to use your Bluetooth headphones as an audio output. You can do this by heading over to TV Settings and ensuring that Bluetooth Audio is turned on.

Why Your Bluetooth Headphones Aren’t Working With Your Vizio TV

If you can’t seem to get your Bluetooth headphones to work with your Vizio TV, there are several reasons why this may be happening, such as:

Issues With the TV Bluetooth Sensor

One possible cause could be that the Bluetooth sensor in your TV isn’t working properly.

This is usually due to damaged hardware. For example, if your Vizio TV has taken a nasty fall or bump recently, this may have caused some of the internal components to break, including the Bluetooth sensor.

In order to make sure that this is the real source of the problem, try connecting your headphones to another device. If they work just fine, your most effective course of action would be to contact Vizio’s technical support and schedule an appointment.

The Volume Is Too Low

We get that this may seem trivial. Yet, you’d be surprised at how often it occurs.

Your Bluetooth headphones may actually be paired with your TV with no issues at all. They’re just not giving off any audio because the TV is set on mute or at too low a volume.

Headphones Aren’t in Pairing Mode

Another possible reason the headphones aren’t working could be because they’re not in pairing mode. This means that they aren’t visible to your TV when it’s searching for Bluetooth devices, and, ultimately, won’t show up as available for pairing.

A quick fix is to read through the user manual to find out how to put your headphones in pairing mode.


If you’re wondering whether you can connect Bluetooth headphones to a Vizio TV, the answer is that you certainly can. However, this can only happen if the TV model you own comes equipped with Bluetooth connectivity.

If it is, all you need to do is put the headphones in pairing mode and search for them via your TV’s Bluetooth settings menu.

There you have it! Now, you can enjoy your favorite movies and shows without being a bother.