Most all devices now come with built-in Bluetooth with the exception of TVs.
While most TVs do not come with Bluetooth there is an 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 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 do not come with a converter cable so be sure to check what comes with the package if one is needed.
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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 2019
- iClever F56
- TaoTronics TT-BA01U
- Mpow 2-in-1
Wireless Audio Adapter for TV/Home Stereo System, Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car, iClever Bluetooth Car Kit with apTX Low Latency, 3.5mm, Black
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.
The setup is easy by plugging into a TVs 3.5mm audio line-out, plugging in with a micro USB Power 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, A2DP Stereo Music Transmission, aptX Low Latency
TaoTronics makes many TV Bluetooth kits with the TT-BA01U being very popular.
The unit is small and has a 3.mm output jack which can be connected to a RCA jack converter.
The kit 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 Transmitter Receiver,Bluetooth Transmitter for TV, Bluetooth Receiver for Car Home Stereo System(A2DP/AVRCP), 2-in-1 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Kits for CD-Like Music
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 a good 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,Sinvitron? 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 stereos, computers, or smartphones.
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 turning up the volume as need without bothering anyone else.
There are many good unit available with the ones above simply ones we have found.