How To Connect Wireless Headphones To Roku TV?

The sound effect of Roku TV is good.

But what if you watch it in the middle of the night?

That terrific sound can turn out annoying, right?

So how to connect wireless headphones to Roku TV for a private listening experience?

The good news is that you can do it in different ways.

Let me explain each method, and you can choose the best one for your needs by the end!

How To Connect Wireless Headphones To Roku TV?

How To Connect Wireless Headphones To Roku TV

You can connect wireless headphones to your Roku TV by using the Roku app.

A transmitter and your TV remote also assist you with the connection.

There are many Roku TV models, but most of them can’t support Bluetooth.

Thus, you need an extra tool to work with Bluetooth on your TV.

There are three options to consider:

Method 1: Using the Roku app

This method aims to pair your headphones with a compatible device first.

Then, launch the Roku app on that device to activate that private listening mode.

If you want to use the Roku app, ensure your mobile device and TV connect to the same Wi-Fi network.

Check the internet connection, too. An unstable internet will prevent your devices from pairing.

So first, choose the “Home” button on the remote control.

Then, find “Network” in the “Settings” section.

When you click on “About,” you can see the name of the Wi-Fi network of your TV.

If everything seems okay, follow these steps to connect your headphones to your Roku:

  • Install the Roku app on your mobile device (tablet or smartphone).
  • Launch the app.
  • Turn on the Bluetooth connection of your device.
  • Pair the headphones with your device.
  • Return to the Roku app and select “Devices.”
  • There will be a list of devices to connect to. Just click your Roku and tap “Remote.”
  • Click on the headphones icon on the phone screen.
  • If the headphones icon appears on the upper right corner of your Roku TV, it means you have connected your devices successfully.
Method 1: Using the Roku app

Choose the headphones icon on your phone

Method 2: Using a transmitter

The transmitter is a versatile device. It helps you connect your wireless devices to Roku quickly.

So how to use it?

  • First, find the audio port on your Roku.
  • Turn on the Bluetooth transmitter.
  • Plug your transmitter into the audio port.
  • Finally, connect the transmitter to your headphones via Bluetooth.

This method offers many benefits.

For example, you can use it to connect external devices to your TV at the same time.

Plus, there won’t be any audio lag because the headphones connect to your TV directly.

There’s more! Some models allow for different audio output through your soundbar and headphones.

This way, you can avoid the problem where your TV automatically becomes muted whenever you handle its audio output jacks.

Method 3: Using the TV remote

Some Bluetooth headphones have a wire in their packages.

This way, you can choose to use them with or without the wire.

To connect your headphones to your Roku TV, you need to locate the headphone jack on your TV remote first.

Then, plug your headphone cable into the jack.

Now, the audio can switch to a private mode. You don’t even need to set the preferences manually.

Method 3: Using the TV remote

Find the audio port on the remote

How To Turn Off The TV Screen While Listening To Bluetooth Audio?

Using the Fast TV Start feature on Roku, you can listen to Bluetooth audio with your TV screen off.

Once you turn this mode on, your TV can maintain the connection with your wireless headphones, even when it’s on standby.

To enable Fast TV Start, you just need to choose “Settings” -> “System” -> “Power”.

Inside the “Power” section, you can see Fast TV Start. So just check the box to run it.

Now, your Roku is ready to work with its screen off.

If you want to listen to Bluetooth audio, please take the following steps:

  • First, connect your Bluetooth device (tablet or phone) to your compatible Roku device (TV).
  • Initiate the Bluetooth connection on your Bluetooth device. You can quickly do it using voice commands, like “open Bluetooth.” Otherwise, swipe down the screen to access the Bluetooth option.
  • Start playing songs from an app on your Bluetooth device.
  • Then, you can hear the audio playing on your TV while its screen remains off.
How To Turn Off The TV Screen While Listening To Bluetooth Audio?

Enable Fast TV Start

What To Do If Private Listening Is Not Working?

The private listening mode may malfunction sometimes.

Here are potential cases and what you should do:

Frequent disconnections

You need a stable internet connection to link your Bluetooth headset to your Roku.

Hence, if it’s too weak, the private listening can’t run.

To solve this problem, check the internet connectivity on your smartphone and TV.

If needed, you can restart the router.

Audio stutter

The audio doesn’t sound as smooth as it should.

In this case, you can try testing your wireless headphones on another device to see if they are the root of the problem.

Another solution is to restart the Roku app on your device for the private listening to run again.


You can connect your wireless headphones to Roku TV using Roku on your phone or a transmitter.

And if your headset comes with a wire, then plug it into your TV remote for the connection.

So follow the steps I have shared above.

Then, you can be ready to immerse yourself in your own world!

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Hi! I’m David — a writer, blogger, and proud owner of Smarterve. I’ve been using smart home gadgets and in the home industry for about a decade. I love to solve problems, give suggestions, and create ease for people to enjoy life. This blog is where I can share tips and provide solutions to everyone using smart gadgets.

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