Modern homes increasingly feature smart TVs. 70 percent of all new TVs sold in 2018 had “Smart” capabilities, according to Consumer Reports. TVs with built-in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity are incredibly popular because they allow you to easily connect your TV to a wide range of streaming services and peripheral devices.
The vast majority of LG’s new TVs are “smart,” which means they all have Bluetooth built in. LG currently offers a wide variety of televisions, from OLEDs to 8K models.
Using Bluetooth with your LG TV is covered in great detail in this article. No smart TV? No problem! We’ll show you how to connect a Bluetooth device without one, and we’ll go over the various LG smart TVs currently available to see what they have to offer.
Can I Connect a Bluetooth Device to a Non-Smart TV?
Although many non-smart TVs are Bluetooth-enabled, this is not always the case. You may be able to connect a non-smart TV to certain Bluetooth audio devices, but you’ll need the right adapter to do it.
Fortunately, there are a number of Bluetooth adaptors that may be used with older televisions. In order to use these adaptors, you need to plug them into your TV’s audio output ports. A non-smart TV can be used to play back audio through headphones, speakers, or sound bars connected in this manner.
Adapters for a variety of audio output connectors, including as optical, coaxial, 3.5mm, and RCA, are readily available. Before you buy an adaptor, make sure you know what type of audio output your TV has.
We’re afraid you won’t be able to connect a Bluetooth device such as a wireless keyboard or mouse to a non-smart TV. Most non-smart TVs lack the internal hardware to support a Bluetooth connection, despite the fact that USB Bluetooth adapters are available.
You cannot connect a Bluetooth device that isn’t an audio receiver to a TV that is not smart. The HDMI port on your non-smart TV can be used to connect a PC or laptop, and then you can connect your Bluetooth devices to the computer.
How Do I Connect a Bluetooth Device to My LG Smart TV?
Connecting a Bluetooth device to any kind of smart TV isn’t always a self-explanatory process. In this section, we’ll walk you through how to connect different types of devices to your LG smart TV via Bluetooth.
Connecting an Audio Device to Your LG Smart TV
This is true for both speakers and headphones, as well as sound bars. In spite of the fact that the exact product that you possess might call for a few somewhat different actions to be taken in order to have it connected to a smart TV, in general, this is what you need to do in order to connect any audio device to your LG TV via Bluetooth:
Bring up the menu for the Settings on your TV.
Launch the Sound Output menu from the Settings menu on your device.
Within the menu labeled “Sound Output,” locate the “Bluetooth” option, then make your selection there. This will enable your TV to connect to any Bluetooth-enabled devices that are currently in range.
Find the button that says “pairing” on your Bluetooth device, then press and hold it until the device goes into the pairing mode. Because the pairing mode can be activated in a variety of ways depending on the device, you should follow the instructions that are specific to your gadget.
At this point, the Bluetooth device you have should be visible on the list of devices that is displayed on your TV. When it does, select your device from the list, and it ought to connect to your TV automatically.
To unpair a device, go to the list of Bluetooth devices that you have linked with your TV in the settings menu, identify the device that you want to unpair, and then press the button labeled “unpair.”
Connecting a Wireless Keyboard to Your Smart TV
There are a few major distinctions, but in general, the process of connecting a keyboard to your LG TV is very similar to the process of connecting an audio device to your TV. However, there are a few more steps involved. Using Bluetooth, you can connect a wireless keyboard to your television in the following manner:
Put the keyboard you’re using into the pairing mode. Again, the appropriate technique for doing so will be determined by the particular keyboard that you have.
Launch the Settings menu on your TV, and then select Advanced Settings from the list of available options.
To change your keyboard settings, go to the General section of the Advanced Settings menu and then pick Keyboard.
Choose Connect from the available options under the Keyboard menu. After that, you ought to get a list of the accessible devices.
To connect your keyboard to your TV, select it from the list that appears.
Current LG TVs: An Overview
We’ve already noted that LG has a wide choice of TV models in four main categories. OLED TVs, NanoCell TVs, 4K TVs, and 8K TVs are just a few of the options available.
To help you better understand these four categories, we’ve broken down the differences between them and what each category can give you in terms of performance.
LG OLED TV
Since its introduction on the market in 2013, OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology has been relatively new. Using an OLED TV, each individual pixel can be individually manipulated, allowing the screen to generate deeper blacks and brighter colors with more contrast.
OLED TVs run more smoothly than normal LED LCD TVs, which is advantageous when watching something with a lot of quick motions (like an action movie or a sports match). In a dimly lit room, an OLED TV will provide you a better picture than an LED LCD TV.
LG NanoCell TV
LG invented the NanoCell technology, which is a patented LG invention. In a nutshell, NanoCell technology is utilized to remove undesired light wavelengths from red and green dyes, resulting in more vibrant colors. Just know that NanoCell technology can display more colors than a typical LED LCD TV if all this is still too confusing.
When it comes to overall picture quality, NanoCell TVs are superior to ordinary LED LCD TVs, but inferior to OLED TVs. But they’re cheaper than OLED TVs, so that’s a plus.
LG 4K TV
To begin, let’s get one thing straight: when discussing televisions, the term “4K” simply refers to the resolution of the screen; it does not refer to the technology that is employed in the production of the real image. A picture with a 4k resolution has a resolution of 3840 by 2160 pixels, which is equivalent to having four times as many pixels as a picture with a full HD resolution (a.k.a. 1080p).
LG develops and markets a wide selection of 4k televisions, some of which are equipped with OLED technology while others are not. The level of information that each of these televisions is capable of displaying is not what differentiates one from the other; rather, the quality of the colors is.
LG 8K TV
A reminder that the term “8K” refers exclusively to the resolution that the television is capable of displaying. 8K televisions feature a resolution of 7680 by 4320 pixels, which is four times as many pixels as 4K televisions.
The primary benefit of having a higher resolution is that it can produce a picture that is sharper than having a lower resolution. Additionally, having a higher resolution makes the individual pixels in an image much less obvious when compared to having a lower resolution. It should come as no surprise that 8K televisions are also among the most costly TVs currently on the market.
Because more and more people are expecting higher levels of connectivity from the gadgets they use, it is only natural that smart TVs are gaining popularity at a faster rate than ever before. You should be able to connect a number of devices to a good smart TV using Bluetooth or WiFi. The greatest smart TVs allow you to pair your TV with a virtual assistant device such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home.
However, even if you do not have a smart TV, there is a good chance that you will still be able to connect it to a Bluetooth audio device or a media player such as a Roku. This should provide you with a significant portion of the functionality of a smart TV at a price that is significantly less expensive.
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