How to pair Bluetooth headphones and TWS earbuds with your Fire TV

You might want to connect your Bluetooth headphones to the TV for private listening. Maybe you don’t want to disturb your housemates while you binge-watch shows on Netflix at night or perhaps you want to hear the on-screen dialogue better. Whatever the reasons, it’s super easy to pair your headphones with your Fire TV. The process works for pretty much any Bluetooth device such as speakers and soundbars.

Unlike Roku streaming players, every Fire TV supports Bluetooth wireless connectivity. The latest models come with Bluetooth 5.0 Low energy. I own a Fire TV Stick Lite 3rd generation and I always connect my budget Letscom H10 wireless headphones to it for private listening.

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Before your connect your headphones with Fire TV, make sure

  • Your headphones are powered on with enough battery left.
  • The headphones are disconnected from any other device. I usually turn off Bluetooth on other devices the headphones previously paired with. Without this step, you might be successful pairing your headphones with your smart tv.
  • Make sure the headphones are in “pairing mode” .
  • You should know the name of your headphones. This will help you recognize your headphones on the TV.

How to pair your Bluetooth headphones with Fire TV

Go to the Settings > Controllers & Bluetooth devices > Other Bluetooth devices > Add Bluetooth devices. The Fire TV Stick will start searching for devices. Tap on your device and the pairing process is complete.

Select Controllers & Bluetooth Devices
Select Other Bluetooth devices
Select Add Bluetooth Devices
Select your Bluetooth headphones

If you wish to unpair the device, again to Settings > Controllers & Bluetooth devices. Select your Bluetooth headphones or TWS earbuds. Press the menu button (hamburger button) on your remote to unpair and press OK/Select to disconnect the device.

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