Our Picks for Best Bluetooth Adapter for a TV

By | March 26, 2018

Most all devices now come with built-in Bluetooth with the exception of TVs.
While most all TVs do not come with Bluetooth built-in it is easy and low-cost to add it to most any TV.
Having Bluetooth added to a TV allows for features such as headphones or external speakers to be connected wirelessly.
How Do You Add Bluetooth To a Non-Bluetooth TV?
An adapter is bought that connects to the audio-line output port on a TV and which transmits a Bluetooth signal.
The adapters are easy to hook up and have a TV ready to stream out Bluetooth audio in a few minutes.
Before buying a unit be sure to check what type of audio output your TV has.
Most will have a 3.mm jack, or standard RCA analog red and white output jack.
It is easy to convert 3.5mm jack adapters to RCA analog red and white if needed.
Some Bluetooth TV kits come with a converters cable so be sure to check what comes with the package if one is needed.
In full disclosure these units have been sent to us from companies to review which we have done with our own honest opinion and results.
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As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, forums, here, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is the right fit for you.
Our Picks for Best Bluetooth Adapter for a TV
Bluetooth Receiver Transmitter, iClever Portable Wireless Audio Adapter, Bluetooth 4.1, 3.5 mm Jack, Ideal for Car, Home Stereo, TV, PC

iClever makes the F56 which can transmit or receive a Bluetooth signal.
It is nice low cost unit that works very well adding Bluetooth to a TV.
How to Add Bluetooth to a TV and Use Headphones Pic 4
The setup is very easy by plugging into a TVs 3.5mm audio line-out, plugging in with a micro USB cable, and pressing Pair on both the unit and headset.
The unit pairs up automatically with a headset and can transmit up-to 30 feet.
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TaoTronics Wireless Portable Bluetooth Transmitter Connected to 3.5mm Audio Devices, Paired with Bluetooth Receiver, TV Ears, Bluetooth Dongle, A2DP Stereo Music Transmission

TaoTronics makes many TV Bluetooth kits with the TT-BA01U being the most popular.
The unit is small and has a 3.mm output jack which can be connected to a RCA jack converter.
The kits comes with a 3.5mm to RCA jack converter if needed.
The TaoTronics TT-BA01U is a good low cost unit that gets the job done. It comes with everything needed to have a Bluetooth ready TV, including a converter depending on the audio outputs your TV has. There are more expensive units including other models from TaoTronics, but for the money the TT-BA01U works good.
Mpow Bluetooth 2-in-1 Receiver/Transmitter, Streambot Wireless Bluetooth Adapter with Stereo Music Transmission for Home Audio System

Mpow makes this 2-in-1 unit that can transmit or receive Bluetooth signals.
A switch on the side sets it to receive or transmit depending on the need.
This makes it an all around Bluetooth device that will work in many different scenarios from a TV to a computer.
The unit is small and has a 3.5mm audio jack.
Bluetooth Stereo Transmitter,SinvitronA Mini V4.0 A2DP Portable Wireless Stereo Music Transmitter Support Two Bluetooth Headphones/headset/Speakers Simultaneously for TV PC MP3/MP4 Etc.

Sinvitron makes this unit which like the units above transmits audio to headphones or other Bluetooth devices.
It connects to a 3.5 mm audio jack and than transmits sound via Bluetooth.
Besides a TV Bluetooth kits can also be used in many other scenarios such as a car stereo, computer, or smartphone.
Since most devices such as smartphones have built-in Bluetooth the small kits are mainly used with TVs.
They can go a long way in how a TV is watched such as not bothering a partner while sleeping, or tuning up the volume as need without bothering anyone else.
There are many good unit available with the ones above simply ones we have found.

4 thoughts on “Our Picks for Best Bluetooth Adapter for a TV

  1. Becky VanSteenkiste

    I bought some Hammacher Schlemmer wireless headphones. My LG TV has no out ports to connect
    the headphones to. I called LG TV and they told me to buy a USB Bluetooth Dongle Wireless device and that
    all I have to do is to plug into my USB port on my TV. The USB port is labeled “USB IN.” Will this work with
    the Bluetooth Dongle and what brand or product should I buy? There are so many of them on Amazon. I just need to be able to watch TV with headphones so I don’t disturb anyone. HELP!

  2. Bob

    Purchased an iclever F56 last week. Have used it for private television audio on earphones also phone to vehicle radio for sterio music.
    The transmitter range to earphones is approx. 40 feet. It pairs almost instantly and there is no visible
    audio/video lag. I would highly recommend this bluetooth unit .

  3. Clarence L Mitchell

    Are there blue tooth adapters for audio and video ?
    Or just audio?

  4. Marty

    MPOW may be cheap, but it shows. Terrible latency when connected to a TV (sound and lip movement aren’t synced up). Very annoying. Spend a few bucks more.


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