Our Picks for Best Bluetooth Adapter for a TV 2019

By | August 2, 2019

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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.
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Most will have a 3.mm jack, or standard RCA analog red and white output jack.
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It is easy to convert 3.5mm jack adapters to RCA analog red and white if needed.
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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.
 
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.
 
*This post contains affiliate links which at no cost to you allows us earn a commission on product purchases.
 
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

  1. iClever F56
  2. 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.
    How to Add Bluetooth to a TV and Use Headphones Pic 4
    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.
     
    Read Full Review Here
     

  3. TaoTronics TT-BA01U
  4. TaoTronics Portable Bluetooth Transmitter for TV Wireless Audio Adapter Connected to 3.5mm Audio Receiver, Paired with Bluetooth Headphones, aptX Low Latency, A2DP Stereo Music Transmission

    TaoTronics makes many TV Bluetooth kits with the TT-BA01U being very popular.
     
    The unit is small and has a 3.5mm output jack which can be connected to a RCA jack converter.
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    The kit comes with a 3.5mm to RCA jack converter if needed.
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    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.
     

  5. Mpow 2-in-1
  6. Mpow Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver 2-in-1, Bluetooth Transmitter for TV, Wireless Bluetooth Adapter with aptX for CD-Like Voice Enjoyment, Bluetooth Audio Receiver for Car/Home Stereo 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.
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    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.
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    The 3.5mm audio jack can also be converted to component to hook up to most any TV.
     

  7. Baile Portable Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter
  8. Baile Portable Bluetooth 4.1 Transmitter APTX Low Latency Wireless A2DP Stereo Audio Adapter for TV and Other Wired Audio Device.

    Baile makes this unit which like the units above transmits audio to headphones or other Bluetooth devices.
     
    It connects to a TVs 3.5mm audio jack and transmits sound via Bluetooth.

Summary
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.

 




 

10 thoughts on “Our Picks for Best Bluetooth Adapter for a TV 2019

  1. Mike Fiscus

    Hello All. Sorry I’m not an IT tech for TV’s, however I am in the same predicament as you, precisely. Can’t believe after all my attempts to connect my new wireless headphones to my Smart LG tv, that there’s no Bluetooth! Further, there’s no common jack for headphones. I’m starting to think this tv is like a car with 3 wheels and I have to go out and buy a wooden tire to drive it. I ventured out on Fri and no USB wireless dogle available at either Walmart, Best Buy or Staples. I was told to check out The Source, formerly Radio Shack, then try Amazon. Amazon is where I found one and have it ordered after confirmation of continuous power on my “SmartTV”, hope it works!

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  2. Sandy

    I have wireless headphones. I have a hard time hearing the tv at a volume comfortable for my husband. Are there bluetooth transmitters that I can plug into my tv that will allow me to use my headphones but that don’t mute the tv?

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    1. Mike

      I’m in same situation with my wife, have ordered a Bluetooth usb dongle that I hope solves that dilemma, I’ve checked my USB port on our”smart” TV using my phone to confirm it has continuous power.

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  3. 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 .

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  4. JuJu Barnett

    Would a transmitter work on my Asus c302 to bypass the awful bluetooth device built into the computer?

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  5. 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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  6. 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!

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    1. Doug McGuire

      Hello Becky. Sorry I’m not an IT tech for TV’s, however I am in the same predicament as you, precisely. Can’t believe after all my attempts to connect my new wireless headphones to my Smart LG tv, that there’s no Bluetooth! Further, there’s no common jack for headphones. I’m starting to think this tv is like a car with 3 wheels and I have to go out and buy a wooden tire to drive it. I will venture out on Fri, 9th Feb to look into buying a USB Bluetooth Dongle wireless device. I hope you get your headphones working.

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    2. Doug McGuire

      Hello Becky. Sorry I’m not an IT tech for TV’s, however I am in the same predicament as you, precisely. Can’t believe after all my attempts to connect my new wireless headphones to my Smart LG tv, that there’s no Bluetooth! Further, there’s no common jack for headphones. I’m starting to think this tv is like a car with 3 wheels and I have to go out and buy a wooden tire to drive it. I ventured out on Fri and no USB wireless dogle available at either Walmart, Best Buy or Staples. I was told to check out The Source, formerly Radio Shack, then try Amazon.

      Reply
  7. Clarence L Mitchell

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

    Reply

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