Article ID : 00160208 / Last Modified : 14/08/2019

Can I use Bluetooth headphones, speakers, and Sound Bars with Android TV?

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It depends on the TV model and Bluetooth device.

For TV models that can be connected to Bluetooth devices through Bluetooth, refer to the following.

Applicable TV models
Applicable Bluetooth devices


Applicable TV models

Bluetooth headphones and Sound Bars can only be used with the following models. Please make sure that your model is the list.

Applicable TV models

IMPORTANT: A2DP (Bluetooth headphone) functionality is applicable for the following TV series (after OS nougat update).

2019 TV Series

  • ZG9 
  • AG9 
  • AG8 
  • XG95 
  • XG90 
  • XG83 (KD-43/49")
  • XG85 (KD-55/65/75/85") (*1)

(*1): There may be a delay with the audio when pairing the TV to the HT-X9000F/XF9000 Sound Bar via Bluetooth.

2018 TV Series

  • AF9
  • ZF9
  • XF83 
  • XF85
  • XF87
  • XF90
  • AF8 

2017 TV Series

  • XE85
  • XE90
  • XE93
  • XE94
  • A1


NOTE: On the setting menu, you can check whether your TV model supports Bluetooth headphones or not. If your TV supports Bluetooth headphones, A/V Sync will show under HOME> Settings> Sound in the TV category.

Applicable Bluetooth devices

These Bluetooth headphones are supported.

IMPORTANT: Other Bluetooth headphones that support A2DP may work with your TV. However, we don't guarantee its operation.

Headphone: 

2019 models

  • WF-1000XM3

2018 models

  • WH-1000XM3
  • WI-C600N
  • WH-CH700N
  • WH-CH500
  • WH-CH400
  • WI-SP600N
  • WI-SP500
  • WI-C300

2017 models

  • WI-C400
  • WH-1000XM2
  • WH-H900N
  • WH-H800
  • WI-1000X
  • WI-H700
  • MDR-ZX770BN
  • MDR-100ABN
  • MDR-1000X
  • MDR-1ABT
  • MDR-XB650BT
  • MDR-XB950BT
  • MDR-XB950B1
  • MDR-XB950N1
  • MDR-ZX220BT
  • MDR-ZX330BT
  • MDR-EX750BT
  • MDR-XB80BS
  • MDR-XB50BS
  • MDR-XB70BT
  • MUC-M2BT1

Sound Bar: 

2019 models

  • HT-X8500
  • HT-S350

2018 models

  • HT-Z9F/ZF9
  • HT-X9000F/XF9000 (*1)
  • HT-S200F/SF200

(*1): There may be a delay with the audio when pairing the TV to the HT-X9000F/XF9000 Sound Bar via Bluetooth.

 


NOTES:

  • Only one Bluetooth audio device can be connected to the TV at a time. It is possible to connect Bluetooth devices other than the Bluetooth audio device at the same time.
  • The codec used when transmitting the Bluetooth audio device is SBC (Sub-Band Coding) (LDAC, AAC, aptX, eSBC, etc., are not supported.)
  • Depending on the TV app used or Bluetooth audio device connected, some app operations performed from the Bluetooth audio device may not work. In such cases, please use the TV remote control to operate the app.

IMPORTANT: For other Bluetooth devices, if the device supports A2DP, it is highly likely that it can be used. However, Sony does not guarantee the operation as a manufacturer.

In the event of issues, such as no sound coming out even when using applicable products, refer to the following FAQ:
Troubleshooting for the Bluetooth connection with the audio device on Android TV released in 2017.