There are times when using headphones to watch TV is needed and a nice option to have.
Wireless Bluetooth headphones work best since no one wants to be tied to their TV.
The problem is most TV sets do not have Bluetooth built-in.
This is an easy problem to fix with a low-cost Bluetooth transmitter.
Small Bluetooth transmitters are easy to setup and have the sound transmitted to a headset.
Can Bluetooth Be Added to a TV?
Yes, Bluetooth can be added to a TV using a small adapter.
Once the adapter is plugged in, it will broadcast a Bluetooth signal to other devices, such as headphones.
What TV Bluetooth Transmitters are Available
There are several units available to add Bluetooth to a non-Bluetooth TV.
The units will plug into a TV’s 3.5mm audio jack and convert it to a Bluetooth signal.
I have used the COMSOON Bluetooth 5.0 with good results, which also can be set up to receive a signal.
There are many other units available; read here for our picks of the best Bluetooth Adapters for TV.
Below I am using the iClever F56 as an example, but most all units will be similar to set up.
How to Add Bluetooth to a TV and Use Headphones
- Set the unit to Transmit (TX).
- Plug in to the 3.5mm audio jack.
- Plug in the micro USB power cable.
- Press the Pair button on the unit.
- Press the Pair button on the Bluetooth headset.
Each headset will have the Pair button located differently; pressing it will automatically Pair it to the transmitter.
After the units are Paired, the sound will now transmit to the headphones.
Installing and setting up a Bluetooth adapter to a TV is a very easy task, with little technical knowledge needed.
If your TV does not have a USB port for power, it can be plugged into an electrical outlet.
Most Bluetooth units can transmit up to 30 feet; depending on the unit, be sure to read the specifications if this is an issue.
Another problem some have is a lag in the voice, which I have found is mostly a problem with the many headsets available.