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Trying to hear TV audio on bluetooth headset

stanhilliard
Community Member

I want to listen to the audio from my Sony Brava KDL-40V4100 through a wireless bluetooth JLAB headset but I don't get a signal. My configuration is obviously wrong but I don't know how to fix it.

Here is my configuration:
I have a 2nd generation Google Chromecast connected to the HDMI-in port.

The Chromecast uses my home WIFI channel broadcast by a my Netgear R7000 router.

In the TV settings, devices/audio "HDMI Audio Output" is checked. I am not sure that settingg works because when I go back to it the checkmark is gone.

I use Google Home App on my Pixel 2XL cellphone to control the setup of the Chromecast device.

Do I need to change the configuration or do I need to buy a device?

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djtetei
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

It may be that your Sony Bravia TV model do not support Bluetooth audio and, in that case, you may need a Bluetooth audio transmitter.

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stanhilliard
Community Member

Thanks. I will continue with both the Chromecast with Google TV and the standalone Bluetooth transmitter and receiver.

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djtetei
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

It may be that your Sony Bravia TV model do not support Bluetooth audio and, in that case, you may need a Bluetooth audio transmitter.

The Sony TV itself does not support bluetooth. I thought the software in Chromecast took care of that - as some websites say.

Perhaps if I buy the generation 3 Chromecast for $30 -- might that allow it to work on a TV that doesn't sport bluetooth?

djtetei
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Chromecast with Google TV is the only device with support for Bluetooth audio.

Alternatively, you can use your TV digital optical audio output to send the signal to a headphone amplifier & DAC with support for Bluetooth audio.

stanhilliard
Community Member

I ordered a "TROND TV Bluetooth V5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, Digital Optical TOSLINK and 3.5mm Wireless Audio Adapter " for $34 that looks to me like it would work.

Thanks for the help.

djtetei
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

I should work. However a dedicated DAC with headphine amplifier and support for high resolution Bluetooth audio should be able to deliver a higher sound quality.

Alternatively, you can consider the Chromecast with Google TV also, because it runs its own operating system, has a remote control and it can add smart capability to your Sony Bravia KDL-40V4100 TV.

stanhilliard
Community Member

I am a hard-of-hearing old-timer with hearing aids, so I suspect I wouldn't hear the better quality of the sound from a dedicated DAC would provide.

On the other hand, I am thinking of taking your suggestion of adding Chromecast with Google TV to my Bravia KDL-40V4100 TV. Would it interfere with the operation of the BT transmitter that I have ordered? Or could the Chromecast serve my BT headset? (I can return the other transmitter.)

Perhaps I would be able to access services that would substitute for my current high priced Xfinity X1.

djtetei
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Chromecast with Google TV has Bluetooth audio support built-in, therefore it will be able to directly connected to your wireless headphones.

I already mentioned it in my second reply to you.

stanhilliard
Community Member

I am wondering if the Google TV will work as I want. I want to receive TV audio via bluetooth to my headset. That includes my current programming on Comcast cable through their cable-box. Currently, my gen 2 Chromecast shows up on the TV on  a different TV input channel.

Will Chromecast with Google TV be able to send the audio by BT that is coming in from the Comcast Box?

djtetei
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Chromecast with Google TV will only send Bluetooth audio for its own content. It will not be able to transmit the cable programs audio, because these are broadcasted to another input. For the cable programs audio you can use the standalone Bluetooth transmitter and receiver.

stanhilliard
Community Member

Thanks. I will continue with both the Chromecast with Google TV and the standalone Bluetooth transmitter and receiver.

JenniferV
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

 

Thanks for answering, djtetei!

 

@stanhilliard, feel free to reply to this thread if you have other questions and concerns. We're here to help.

 

Thanks,

Jennifer

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,

Did you have any more questions or need any additional help? If not, I'll go ahead and lock up this thread in 24 hours.

Just checking up,
Jeran
 

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there!

We haven't heard back from stanhilliard, and it's been a few days, so I'm locking the thread. As always, feel free to make a new thread if you have any more questions or concerns.

Thank you for your help, djtetei!

Best regards,
Jeran