How to Pair Bluetooth Devices to a Sony BDVE3100

Introduction

The Sony BDVE3100 Blu-ray Home Theater System is capable of pairing with Bluetooth-enabled devices, which allows you to stream music to or from these devices. Bluetooth is the most common type of wireless technology used to connect devices over short distances. This guide will show you how to establish that Bluetooth connection.
Sony Logo.

1 Pair Bluetooth Device

This home theater system can be used as both a Bluetooth receiver or Bluetooth transmitter.

  • When paired as a receiver, audio can be streamed to the system from a transmitter.
  • When paired as a transmitter, audio can be streamed from the system to a receiver and the system also acts as a controller.

Maximum pairing distance is 3.3 feet and maximum operating distance is 33 feet.

Pairing as Receiver
Blu-ray player receiving data over Bluetooth.

  1. Press the Bluetooth button on the remote control.
  2. You will have to complete the pairing process on the other device. The home theater systems name will be Blu-ray Home Theater System.
  3. If asked to type in a Passkey, enter 0000. The Passkey may also be called a Passcode, PIN Code, PIN Number or Password.
  4. When paired with the Bluetooth device, the devices name will appear on the TV screen.
  5. You will then be able to play music from the Bluetooth enabled device over the home theater system.

Pairing as Transmitter
Blu-ray player transmitting data over Bluetooth.

  1. Press the Bluetooth button on the remote control.
  2. Press the Options button.
  3. Navigate the menu on the units front display with the Arrows then press Enter to confirm your selection.
    Navigation buttons on remote control.
  4. Using the up and down arrows select Device List then press Enter.
  5. Using the up and down arrows select the Bluetooth device from the list then press Enter.
  6. Once the devices are paired, you can control the playback from the home theater unit or its remote.

? What type of device are you pairing with your home theater?

  1. Android
  2. iOS
  3. Windows
  4. macOS
  5. Other

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The Sony BDVE3100 Blu-ray Home Theater System is capable of pairing with Bluetooth-enabled devices, which allows you to stream music to or from these devices. Bluetooth is the most common type of wireless technology used to connect devices over short distances. This guide will show you how to establish that Bluetooth connection.
Sony Logo.

This home theater system can be used as both a Bluetooth receiver or Bluetooth transmitter.

  • When paired as a receiver, audio can be streamed to the system from a transmitter.
  • When paired as a transmitter, audio can be streamed from the system to a receiver and the system also acts as a controller.

Maximum pairing distance is 3.3 feet and maximum operating distance is 33 feet.

Pairing as Receiver
Blu-ray player receiving data over Bluetooth.

  1. Press the Bluetooth button on the remote control.
  2. You will have to complete the pairing process on the other device. The home theater systems name will be Blu-ray Home Theater System.
  3. If asked to type in a Passkey, enter 0000. The Passkey may also be called a Passcode, PIN Code, PIN Number or Password.
  4. When paired with the Bluetooth device, the devices name will appear on the TV screen.
  5. You will then be able to play music from the Bluetooth enabled device over the home theater system.

Pairing as Transmitter
Blu-ray player transmitting data over Bluetooth.

  1. Press the Bluetooth button on the remote control.
  2. Press the Options button.
  3. Navigate the menu on the units front display with the Arrows then press Enter to confirm your selection.
    Navigation buttons on remote control.
  4. Using the up and down arrows select Device List then press Enter.
  5. Using the up and down arrows select the Bluetooth device from the list then press Enter.
  6. Once the devices are paired, you can control the playback from the home theater unit or its remote.

Depending on what device (Smartphone or Tablet) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar to all Android devices and generations.

From any Android Device

  1. Open the App Drawer.
    App drawer icon

    Newer versions of Android's operating system may not have the app drawer button. If you do not see the button, you will simply swipe up from the bottom of your screen to get to your apps.

  2. Go to Settings.
    Android Settings.
  3. Tap Bluetooth. You may need to select Connections first.
    Bluetooth
  4. Set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.

    This process will vary depending on what kind of device you have. Refer to your device's documentation for specifics on how to accomplish this.

  5. Ensure Bluetooth is On and then select your device from the list below.
    Bluetooth toggle switch highlighted in Android settings.

    Some Bluetooth accessories are configured with a PIN or a passkey that is often listed in its manual. Check your Bluetooth accessory manual for the correct PIN or passkey.

Depending on what device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be the same across all iOS devices and generations.

From any iOS Device:

  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Tap Bluetooth.
    iOS Bluetooth.
  3. Set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.

    This process will vary depending on what kind of device you have. Refer to your device's documentation for specifics on how to accomplish this.

  4. Ensure Bluetooth is On then select your device from the list below.
    Bluetooth toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.

    Some Bluetooth accessories are configured with a PIN or a passkey that is often listed in its information manual. Check your Bluetooth accessory documentation for the correct PIN or passkey.

Some Bluetooth devices are configured to require a PIN or a passkey. If this is the case, check your Bluetooth device's documentation for the correct default PIN or passkey.

  1. Set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.

    This process will vary depending on what kind of device you have. Refer to your device's documentation for specifics on how to accomplish this.

  2. Click the Start button.
    Windows 10 Start Menu
  3. Tap on Settings.
    Windows 10 Settings
  4. Then click on Devices.
    Devices Settings
  5. Select Bluetooth & other devices from the left-hand column and ensure the Bluetooth switch is in the On position to the right.
    Bluetooth & other devices and the Bluetooth toggle highlighted
  6. Click Add Bluetooth or other device.
    Add Bluetooth or other device highlighted
  7. Select Bluetooth from the list.
    Bluetooth highlighted
  8. Select the device you want to pair the system with.
    Bluetooth device highlighted
  9. If asked to enter or verify the passcode showing on the other device, do so.
    Bluetooth PIN highlighted
  10. Click on Done.
    Done highlighted
  11. After the pairing was successful the device will show the Paired status under its name.
    Paired device highlighted
  1. Right click on your speaker icon in the Notification Area and then click on Recording devices.
    Screenshot of notification area with speaker icon highlighted and then context menu with Recording devices highlighted.
  2. Click on your device you wish to set as the default audio device and click Set Default.
    Screenshot of Recording tab in sound control panel with audio device highlighted and then set default highlighted.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.
    Screenshot of Recording tab in sound control panel with OK highlighted.
  1. Set your device to pairing mode. The way you do this may differ from device to device.

    In many cases, you can place your device in pairing mode by having the device off, then pressing and holding the power button to start it up. Usually, after a few moments, it will indicate it is in pairing mode (flashing its indicator light, for example), and you can release the power button.

  2. On the menu bar, click the Apple menu, then System Preferences.
    macOS Apple Menu with System Preferences highlighted.
  3. Select Bluetooth.
    System Preferences with Bluetooth highlighted.
  4. Ensure that it says Bluetooth: On. Turn it on with the button if it isn't.
    Screenshot of the Bluetooth properties box. Annotation that shows how to turn the Bluetooth radio on.
  5. Your computer will search for any Bluetooth devices in range.
  6. Once your device is located, click Pair.
    Bluetooth properties box with directions to click the Pair button next to the device you wish to connect to.
  7. Once the pairing process is complete, your Mac will automatically connect to the device whenever it is in range.
  1. Click on the speaker icon and click on Sound Preferences.
    Screenshot of speaker menu selected with Sound Preferences highlighted.
  2. Click on the Input tab and then select the device you wish to be your default recording device.
    Screenshot of Sound Preferences window and input tab is selected and then input device is highlighted.
For other types of devices, please refer to their documentation for instructions on how to pair them over Bluetooth.
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