Article ID : 00159665 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

Can I use Bluetooth headphones, speakers, and sound bars with Android TV?

Applicable Products and Categories of This Article

It depends on the TV model and Bluetooth device.

Applicable TV models

Bluetooth headphones can only be used with the following models after OS update. Please make sure that your model is in the list.

  • KD-**XE9405
  • KD-**XE9305
  • KD-**XE9005
  • KD-**XE8596
  • KD-**XE8599
  • KD-**XE8588
  • KD-**XE8577
  • KD-**XE8505
  • KD-**X9400E
  • KD-**X9300E
  • KD-**X9000E
  • KD-**X8566E
  • KD-**X8500E
  • KD-**A1

NOTES: You can also check the applicable models on our support website or in the TV settings.

  • On our support website, go to the page of your product and refer to the Specifications section. If your model supports Bluetooth headphones, A2DP is displayed in the Bluetooth profile section.
  • For the settings menu, go to HOME> Settings> Sound in the TV category. If your model supports Bluetooth headphones, A/V Sync is displayed.

Applicable Bluetooth devices

These Bluetooth headphones are supported.

  • 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

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.)

For other Bluetooth devices, if the device supports A2DP, there is a possibility 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.