Article ID : 00159665 / Last Modified : 18/08/2019

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 soundbars can only be used with the following models. Please make sure that your model is in the list.

2019 models

  • Z9G_ZG9 series
  • A9G_AG9 series
  • A8G_AG8 series
  • XG95_X95G series
  • XG90_X90G series
  • XG83_X85G series (KD-43/49)
  • XG85_X85G_U8G series (55/65/75/85) (*1)

(*1): When the XG85xx_X85xxG_U8G Series (55/65/75/85) is connected to the HT-X9000F/XF9000 Soundbar through Bluetooth, there may be delays.

2018 models

  • Z9F_ZF9 series
  • A9F_AF9 series
  • A8F_AF8 series
  • XF90_X90F series
  • XF85_X85F_XF87 series
  • XF83_X83F series
  • XF78_X78F series

2017 models

NOTE for US, Canada, EU, and CN: Updating to Android™ 7.0 Nougat is required.

  • A1 series
  • X95E series
  • XE93_X93E_XE94_X94E series
  • XE90_X90E series
  • XE85_X85E series

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 or HOME — Settings — Display & Sound — Audio output. If your model supports Bluetooth headphones, A/V Sync is displayed.

Applicable Bluetooth devices

These Bluetooth headphones and soundbars are 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.
To find out how to pair Bluetooth device to your Android TV, refer to Pairing procedure for Sony Android TVs

Headphone:

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

Soundbar:

2019 models

  • HT-X8500
  • HT-S350

2018 models

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

(*1): When the XG85xx_X85xxG_U8G Series (55/65/75/85) is connected to the HT-X9000F/XF9000 Soundbar through Bluetooth, there may be delays.

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, use the TV remote control to operate the app.
  • Depending on the combination of TV and headphones, the target headphones may be difficult to find when registering a Bluetooth device.
    If the headphones are not displayed on the TV screen after waiting for about 10 seconds, press the BACK button on the TV remote control and try searching for the device again. 

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.