How To Use Bluetooth Headphones with Zoom on Windows 2023

These days, most computers come equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, and it’s easy to connect your phone or tablet wirelessly to them. However, it’s not always that user-friendly when you’re looking for a way to connect your Bluetooth headphones wirelessly.

If you’re looking for a way to use Bluetooth headphones with Zoom on Windows, here are some tricks and tips you can try!

How to use Bluetooth headphones with Zoom on Windows?

To use Bluetooth headphones with Zoom on Windows, you’ll need a few things. The first thing you’re going to need is a computer with Bluetooth connectivity – one that’s already capable of connecting wirelessly to other devices.

You’re going to need a pair of Bluetooth-compatible headphones as well. Headphones that aren’t wireless won’t work with this trick.

You’re also going to need the appropriate drivers installed, which you can get from the manufactures website for your headphone’s brand.

Set up Bluetooth on your computer

  • If you don’t have Bluetooth connectivity already set up on your Windows PC, you’ll first need to head over to Control Panel and open up the Bluetooth settings.
  • You’ll need to turn on your computer’s Bluetooth feature for this whole thing to work.
  • Bluetooth can be turned on in Control Panel by clicking “Add a device.”
  • Once you’ve found your headphones, click on them, and they will begin pairing them with your PC.

Connect wirelessly through the headphone’s Bluetooth menu

  • Once you’ve successfully paired your headphones to your PC, go ahead and open up Zoom.
  • Once the app is opened, you’ll see a small icon in the top right-hand corner of the window.
  • If you click this, a drop-down menu will appear where you can select various options, including “Bluetooth.”
  • Once you’ve chosen Bluetooth, a prompt will appear asking you to select your device.
  • Go ahead and select your headphones from this list, and it should start streaming video through them!

Using USB with Zoom on Windows 10? Try this workaround!

Does it look like Bluetooth isn’t working for you? No problem – there’s another way to connect! This one takes a little more time, but it’s worth it when you don’t have Bluetooth.

You can always use your USB cable to connect to Zoom on Windows. Just plug your headphones into the USB port, and you should see the video start streaming through them.

Remember that this option doesn’t let you hear the audio through your headphones. If it’s audio streaming you’re looking for, make sure Bluetooth is turned on!

Troubleshooting Zoom Issues with Bluetooth headphones

There are some things you need to keep in mind when using Bluetooth with Zoom on Windows 10 or 8/8.1.

  • For starters, you’re going to need a relatively new and good pair of Bluetooth headphones that can connect quickly and easily without any issues. It’s always best if your headphones are fully wireless with no cord at all. If you have an older Bluetooth headphone, it may not connect properly or fast enough for Zoom to work well with them.
  • You’ll also need to ensure you have the latest and most up-to-date drivers for your headphones. You can usually find these on the manufactures website or by visiting their support page online.
  • If you’re experiencing problems with Bluetooth connectivity, try uninstalling and reinstalling your Bluetooth drivers to ensure they’re working properly. Sometimes Bluetooth issues occur because of faulty, outdated drivers.
  • If you’re still having problems after updating your drivers and it’s been a while since you’ve last paired your headphones with Zoom on Windows 10 or 8/8.1, try resetting them back to their factory default settings by pressing the power button.


If you’re still experiencing problems with Bluetooth connectivity on your PC, make sure other devices are not connected to your computer.

Other nearby Bluetooth-enabled devices can interfere with regular Bluetooth connections and cause your headphones to either disconnect or refuse to connect in the first place.

If this occurs, try moving closer to the primary device that’s currently paired to your computer.

Final Words

That’s all there is to it! Connecting Bluetooth headphones to Zoom on Windows just got a little easier with these tips. You can now chat, watch lectures, and even present in style without being tied down by cords!

Bluetooth connectivity isn’t always easy for everyone to set up, so we hope this guide helps improve your experience. For more helpful tutorials and tips related to Zoom, be sure to check back with us here at

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