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brodybar
Level 8

Streambar does NOT support bluetooth headphones

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I received a ROKU Streambar as a present and liked it for most part.  But I need to have a direct bluetooth headphone connection to the remote or soundbar.  I know the work-around with the mobile app, but that is a so so solution.  They advertise Bluetooth with the Soundbar, but it is not totally functional.  I need to connect directly so I do not disturb other in our home.  If you can't do this, change your advertising, and put a audio jack back on the remote.  I have three ROKU streaming devices and three TV's, but this solution is needed for our large Samsung in the family room.

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RokuDanny-R
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Re: Streambar does NOT support bluetooth headphones

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@brodybar

Thanks for the post.

Please be aware that the Bluetooth functionality with the Roku Soundbar is to connect and exchange data from an external device (tablet, phone, etc).

For more information about how to use Bluetooth with a Roku Soundbar, visit our Support page here: How do I connect a Bluetooth® device to my Roku® device?


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Danny

Danny R.
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RokuDanny-R
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Re: Streambar does NOT support bluetooth headphones

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@brodybar

Thanks for the post.

Please be aware that the Bluetooth functionality with the Roku Soundbar is to connect and exchange data from an external device (tablet, phone, etc).

For more information about how to use Bluetooth with a Roku Soundbar, visit our Support page here: How do I connect a Bluetooth® device to my Roku® device?


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Danny

Danny R.
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brodybar
Level 8

Re: Streambar does NOT support bluetooth headphones

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Yes, I have learned that.  I am not happy as this is a big short coming for many who want to listen in private and want to connect directly to headphones.  Can another ROKU remote with a jack be used for the streambar?

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RokuDanny-R
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Re: Streambar does NOT support bluetooth headphones

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@brodybar

Thanks for the follow up.

Please be aware that you can download the Roku mobile app on a mobile device and then use the Private Listening feature through there to use your headphones directly.

For more information about the Roku mobile app, visit our Support page here: How do I install the Roku® mobile app?


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Danny

Danny R.
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brodybar
Level 8

Re: Streambar does NOT support bluetooth headphones

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We have now come full circle to the very poor solution/work around offered.  I asked if I can use another ROKU remote with the Streambar that has a headphone jack.  Question not answered.

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rb95219
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Re: Streambar does NOT support bluetooth headphones

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Can I use an optical transmitter to bluetooth to connect to my headset?

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chansenola
Level 7

Re: Streambar does NOT support bluetooth headphones

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Did you ever come across a solution to this. I bought the MIL an Avantree low latency bluetooth transmitter/headphone kit, works great on samsung tv with a roku, worked on LG tv with LG apps. Once I hooked up a Roku Streambar, it wont transmit any more. *All I get from people is "roku bluetooth is NOT for headphones..." I have it hooked up to both the TV and Roku optical out going into the transmitter and no joy. I am assuming if Iam using the HDMI connector the Optical wont work or such,.?

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