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Unable to pair any Bluetooth devices with the Android TV.

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If you cannot pair your Bluetooth device, try the following.

NOTE:

  • If you cannot pair the Touchpad Remote Control, refer to:
    Troubleshooting for Touchpad Remote Control

  • Since supported profiles differ depending on the device, some devices may not connect, or not work properly even when they are connected. For example, mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets or headphones cannot be connected via Bluetooth.
    For details about another way to connect the mobile devices, refer to:
    How to play back the content stored in a mobile device on the TV screen.

  • For Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, operation is not guaranteed for Bluetooth keyboard and mouse that are sold as “for Android”.
    For details, refer to the FAQs below:

Does Android TV support USB keyboards or Bluetooth keyboards?

Does Android TV support USB mouse or Bluetooth mouse?

IMPORTANT: Make sure that the Bluetooth device has sufficient battery remaining.

  1. When connecting four or more Bluetooth devices to the TV, the connection or pairing may fail.
    Turn off any Bluetooth devices that you are not using, or cancel the pairing by another method, and then connect the desired Bluetooth device again.

  2. Bluetooth devices use the 2.4GHz band, therefore communication speed may deteriorate or cut out occasionally due to wireless LAN interference. If household electric appliances (e.g. microwaves or smartphones) are placed nearby, radio wave interference is more likely to happen.

  3. The TV or device may not work on a metal rack due to wireless communication interference.

  4. Reset the TV and check if the issue will improve. For how to reset, refer to: 
    How to reset an Android TV?

  5. Make the Bluetooth setting again and check if the issue will improve.

    1. Press the Home button on the remote.
    2. Select Settings.
    3. Select Bluetooth settings in the NETWORK & ACCESSORIES category.
    4. Select Bluetooth.
    5. Change Bluetooth from on to off
    6. Set Bluetooth to on again.

  6. Perform software updates and check if the issue will improve. For how to software update, refer to:
    How to perform a software update.