Can you Bluetooth to a Roku TV without Wi-Fi?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

Unfortunately, Roku players do not support Bluetooth connectivity. This means that you cannot directly connect your Bluetooth devices, such as headphones or speakers, to a Roku TV without Wi-Fi. Roku devices primarily rely on Wi-Fi for streaming content and connecting to other devices.

While the lack of Bluetooth support may be seen as a limitation, it is worth noting that Roku devices offer alternative options for audio output. Roku TVs typically include an HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) port, which allows you to connect compatible audio devices directly to the TV using an HDMI cable. This enables you to enjoy audio through external speakers or soundbars without the need for Bluetooth.

Alternatively, if your Roku TV has a headphone jack, you can directly connect your headphones or speakers using a wired connection. This can be convenient for personal listening, especially if you prefer not to disturb others in your household.

It’s important to note that while you cannot connect Bluetooth devices directly to a Roku TV without Wi-Fi, you can still control your Roku device using the Roku mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. This app allows you to navigate and control your Roku TV, stream content, and even use private listening mode to listen to audio through your mobile device’s speakers or connected headphones.

In my personal experience, I have found the lack of Bluetooth connectivity on Roku devices to be a minor inconvenience. While Bluetooth can be a convenient wireless option, the alternative options provided by Roku, such as HDMI ARC and headphone jacks, offer viable solutions for connecting audio devices without the need for Wi-Fi.