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How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Roku

Whether you have a Roku streaming device or smart TV, you can use the Roku app to connect your wireless headphones directly to your TV. This allows you to watch movies at full volume without disturbing anyone around you. Here’s how to connect Bluetooth headphones to your Roku device and what to do if private listening isn’t working.

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Roku Using the App

To connect your Bluetooth headphones to a Roku device, open the Roku app on your smartphone or tablet and connect your headphones. In the Roku app, go to Devices and select your Roku device. Then select Remote and tap the headphones icon to turn on private listening.

Note: Private listening is only available in the Roku app for certain devices, including Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming Stick, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Ultra, and Roku TV.

  1. Open the Roku app on your smartphone or tablet. If you don’t have the app, you can download it for free from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
  2. Then pair your Bluetooth headphones with your smartphone or tablet.
  3. Next, tap Devices in the Roku app. You will see this in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  4. Then select your Roku device at tap Remote.
    How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Roku Using the App
  5. Finally, tap the headphones icon.
How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Roku Using the App

Once you successfully connect your headphones to your Roku device, you will see a headphones icon appear in the top-right corner of your TV.


Note: If you can’t connect your headphones to your Roku device or your connection is weak, make sure your smartphone and Roku are on the same WiFi network. To see your Roku’s WiFi network, press the home button on your remote and go to Settings > Network > About.

how To see your Roku’s WiFi network

To change your Roku’s WiFi network, go to Settings > Network > Set Up Connection and follow the on-screen instructions.

How to Connect Headphones to A Roku TV Using the Roku Remote

You can also connect your wired headphones to your remote if it has a 3.5mm headphone jack. You will find this on the opposite side of the remote’s volume buttons. Once you plug your headphones into the jack, your TV’s audio will immediately change to private listening.

roku remote headphone jack
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If you hear popping or stuttering, make sure your headphones are securely connected to your remote.

What to Do if Private Listening Is Not Working

If Private Listening is not working on your Roku device or you’re having audio syncing issues, try waiting a few seconds for the issue to correct itself. Then stop and resume what you’re listening to, turn private listening off and on, or close and open the app.

If nothing else works, check out our step-by-step guide on how to restart your Roku device.

Last updated on May 20, 2024 9:08 pm

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Updated on May 9, 2024

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