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Hear your TV at whatever volume you want

Watching TV at home is supposed to be an easy stress reliever. But it’s hard to relax when your roommates or family members tell you to turn it down. Sometimes, they make you turn it down so low you can barely hear anything.

Sure, you could mute it and turn on subtitles, but then you’re missing out on a ton of dialogue and music. If you want to listen to the TV without disturbing others, you know it’s not an easy task. That’s especially true if you’re hard of hearing.

Speaking of which, here’s a quick tech tip: Tap or click here for Google apps that can help the hard of hearing. Here’s another accessibility tip for your TV. Just follow these steps to make it so only you can hear the TV’s volume.

So you like the TV’s volume loud. Here’s how to silence the critics

If your TV has Bluetooth, you can pair it with a Bluetooth headset. Tap or click here for 10 of the best Bluetooth speakers you can buy right now. If none of these catch your eye, here’s another option:

My roommates used to complain about my TV being too loud. Then I bought these wireless headphones. Now I don’t have to tense up whenever the bedroom door opens in fear of chastisement.

To connect your TV to a Bluetooth device like the one above, follow these steps:

  • Select Menu.
  • Head to Settings.
  • Select Network.
  • Then, select Bluetooth and turn on Bluetooth.

This lets you select whichever device you want to pair your TV’s audio with.

Or check your streaming device

The Roku app offers Private Listening to stream audio to your phone or tablet. From there, you can use your earbuds or headset. The Roku remote has a headphone jack on the side, so use that to connect.

Here’s another smart option. Wireless gaming headsets are affordable, comfortable and offer excellent sound. Tap or click here for 25 deals on the best headphones, speakers and other audio tech.

Some even come with a transmitter. Just make sure the wireless gaming headset you pick supports optical audio for the transmitter connected to the TV.

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