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3 Easy Steps To Connect Headphones To Sharp TV (2022)

How To Connect Headphones To Sharp TV

“Shh, keep quiet.”

That’s what you hear every night when you just want to watch TV and relax.

And you don’t blame them.

After all, Sharp TVs have great but booming speakers.

However, what if I told you you could use headphones with your Sharp TV?

And allow me to show you how.

Keep reading to discover:

  • 3 quick steps to connect any headphones to your Sharp TV.
  • 3 dependable solutions to your Sharp TV that won’t recognize headphones.
  • Wired vs. Bluetooth headphones: Which one is easier to connect to your Sharp device.
  • And so much more…

How to connect headphones to Sharp TV – 3 steps


Step #1: Determine which smart platform your TV runs on

So, you want to connect a pair of headphones to your Sharp TV.

The first order of business? Find out which smart platform your Sharp TV uses.

Now, you might be wondering:

“What’s a smart platform, and why is it important?”

A smart platform is what separates your smart TV from a non-smart 1. This gives your TV access to smart features like:

  • Voice controls.
  • Internet access.
  • Streaming apps.

This information is essential. After all, the steps on how to connect headphones depend on which platform you have.

Why?

It’s because a different manufacturer develops your Sharp TV’s smart platforms. 

For example, all TVs on the Google OS platform have the same navigation. However, that’s not the same for Sharp Roku TVs.

For Sharp TVs, there are 2 choices of smart platforms. Those are:

To find out which smart platform you have, you can check the manual that came with your Sharp. 

Alternatively, a logo of Android or Roku should appear every time you boot up your TV.

You may also be interested in: 19 Easy Steps To Find Out If Your Sharp TV Is Smart

Step #2: Check if your Sharp has A2DP

Note: This is only for connecting Bluetooth headphones to Sharp Android TVs. If you have the Roku version, feel free to skip ahead to step #3.

Now that you know which platform your Sharp runs on…

The next thing you need to do is to ensure if your TV can use Bluetooth.

For a Sharp TV to use Bluetooth, it needs Advanced Audio Distribution Profile or A2DP

Fortunately, you can easily find out if your TV has A2DP by looking at your spec sheet online. 

However, if you lost yours, there’s also a way to check on your Settings menu.

You have to look for A/V Sync, an option only available for A2DP-capable TVs. To look for this option, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Press the Home button of your Sharp TV remote.
  2. Go to the Settings menu.
  3. Select Display & Sound.
  4. Tap Audio Output.
  5. Look for A/V Sync.

You might also want to know: Are Wired Headphones Louder Than Wireless? 5 Facts Revealed

Step #3: Connect your headphones

After doing the first 2 steps, you can now connect a pair of headphones to your Sharp TV.

Unfortunately, this is where it differs for Roku and Android Sharp TVs.

But don’t worry. I’ll walk you through both of them.

The first thing you need to do is put your headphones into Pairing Mode. Since there’s no universal way of doing this, you can consult your manual for instructions.

Once they’re in Pairing Mode, you must follow these instructions to connect your headphones:

For Android Sharp TVs

  1. Press the Home button on your Sharp TV remote.
  2. Go to the Settings menu.
  3. Select Remote & Accessories.
  4. Tap Add Accessory.
  5. Wait for your TV to find your headphones.
  6. Choose your headphones from the list of devices.

For Roku Sharp TVs

Here’s the thing:

Roku TVs can’t directly use headphones. 

Instead, you’ll need to use their Roku app, which is available on Android and iOS. You’ll need a feature on this app called Private Listening, which outputs your TV’s audio to your phone.

To use headphones on your Roku with Private Listening, follow these 4 steps:

  1. Connect any pair of headphones to your smartphone.
  2. Open the Roku app.
  3. Select your Roku TV from the list of devices.
  4. Once you’re on the remote menu, press the Private Listening (headphones) icon.

And to learn more about this feature, you can consult this video from Roku:

Can you connect wired headphones to Sharp TV?

You can connect wired headphones to Sharp TV. To do this for Sharp Android TVs, you simply must connect your headphones to the audio jack.

However, you’ll need your smartphone and the Roku app for Roku Sharp TVs. For the instructions on how to do this, consult the subsection on this article titled:

“For Roku Sharp TVs” under the “Step #3: Connect your headphones” section.

Why are my headphones not connecting to Sharp TV?

Your headphones aren’t connecting to Sharp TV because they’re broken or loose. To check, simply run your fingers through its wire to check for exposed bits.

If they’re broken, I suggest replacing them with these amazing headphones:

However, if your current headphones are OK…

Then, there must be something wrong with your TV. 

But you can usually fix these issues using the following solutions:

#1: Perform a power cycle

The first thing you can do to resolve any issue on your TV is a power cycle. This is a restart, but with a little extra.

You see, when you press the Power button on the remote, your TV often defaults to Sleep Mode

However, it needs to shut down fully to get rid of its excess charges…

This is because most of the glitches and errors on your TV are from these charges. And this is where the fix comes in.

So, to perform a power cycle, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Press the Power button on your Sharp TV remote.
  2. Unplug your TV from the socket.
  3. Wait for at least 30 seconds.
  4. Plug your TV back in.
  5. Turn your TV on.

While it’s tempting to be impatient, you must wait 30 seconds. It’s how your TV removes all its charges.

#2: Remove interference

Are you using Bluetooth headphones?

Well, there might be interference blocking your Bluetooth signals from reaching the TV. 

For guidance, you can consult this list of possible obstructions and how potent they are:

ObjectInterference Level
WoodLow
GlassLow
Synthetic materialsLow
WaterMedium
BricksMedium
MarbleMedium
PlasticHigh
ConcreteHigh
Bulletproof glassHigh
MetalVery high

Furthermore, other signal-emitting objects are also known to nullify your Bluetooth signal. That’s why you need to ensure that the following are nowhere close to your Sharp TV:

  • Microwaves.
  • Wi-Fi routers.
  • Baby monitors.
  • Fluorescent lights.
  • Other Bluetooth devices.

#3: Update your firmware

Update Your Firmware

The last thing you can try is to update your firmware. After all, outdated firmware often results in glitches on your system.

Unfortunately, the update process differs for each smart platform on Sharp TV.

So, let me teach you both:

For Android Sharp TVs

  1. Type and enter the model of your Sharp TV on this website.
  2. Download the latest firmware for your TV.
  3. Extract the downloaded file.
  4. Copy the extracted file into an empty flash drive.
  5. Insert the flash drive into your Sharp TV’s USB port.
  6. Press the Home button on your Sharp TV remote.
  7. Under Digital Setup, select Software Update.
  8. Once a prompt appears on your TV, choose Enter.

For Roku Sharp TVs

Using your Settings menu
  1. Press the Home button on your Sharp TV remote.
  2. Go to the Settings menu.
  3. Under System, tap System Update.
  4. Select Check Now.
  5. If an update is available, hit Enter.
With a flash drive
  1. Grab a flash drive with 2 Gb of free space.
  2. Head to Roku TV’s update website and enter your TV model.
  3. Tap the Download Software button.
  4. Paste the file into the root folder of your flash drive.
  5. Insert the flash drive into your Sharp TV’s USB port.
  6. Go to the Settings menu of your Sharp Roku TV.
  7. Under Settings, choose System.
  8. Press System Update, and then I Can’t Connect.
  9. Enter the 12-digit code on your TV to the prompt on your PC.
  10. Enter the 6-digit code on your PC to the prompt on your Sharp TV.