Our Picks for Best Bluetooth Adapter for a TV

By | January 23, 2020

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Most 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 almost 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 3.5mm 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.

There are many units available with some of our favorite picks below.

As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.

*This post contains affiliate links.

Our Picks for Best Bluetooth Adapter for a TV 2020

  1. Avantree Audikast Plus
  2. [ 2020 ] Avantree Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter for TV PC with Volume Control, aptX Low Latency Wireless Audio Adapter for 2 Headphones (Optical Digital, Aux, RCA, PC USB) 100ft Long Range – Audikast Plus

    Avantree makes the Audikast Plus which transmits audio to headphones or other Bluetooth devices from a TV.
    Best Bluetooth Adapter for a TV 2020
    It connects to a TVs 3.5mm audio jack or Optical port and transmits sound via Bluetooth.

    The back has a micro USB port for power, Optical, 3.5mm audio jack, and power switch.
    Best Bluetooth Adapter for a TV 2020 Avantree Audikast
    To set the unit up plug in the Optical or 3.5mm audio jack to the TV and power the unit on.

    A Pair button is pressed on the top of the box that sends it into Pair mode that can connect to any Bluetooth headphones.

    The Avantree Audikast is a nice unit that works well transmitting Bluetooth audio from a TV to a compatible device.
     

  3. AUKEY BR-O8
  4. AUKEY Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter Receiver 2-in-1 with 164ft Long Range, aptX Low Latency, Dual Links Wireless Audio Adapter for Headphones, TVs, Home Stereo Systems, and More

    The AUKEY BR-O8 is a good Bluetooth transmitter and receiver to setup non-Bluetooth devices including TVs.

    It worked very well while testing transmitting audio nicely.
    Review AUKEY Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter Receiver 2-in-1
    The unit has many more features built-in such as Pair to more than one device and Bypass mode.

    The 3.5mm audio line or optical can be plugged into a TV and broadcast the audio over Bluetooth 5.0.
    Review AUKEY Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter Receiver 2-in-1 TV

    Read Full Review Here
     

  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 almost any TV.
     

  7. TaoTronics TT-BA07
  8. TaoTronics Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter and Receiver, 2-in-1 Wireless 3.5mm Adapter (aptX Low Latency, 2 Devices Simultaneously, For TV/Home Sound System)

    TaoTronics makes many TV Bluetooth kits with the TT-BA07 being very popular.

    The unit is small and has a 3.5mm output jack which can be connected to an 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 very nicely.
     

  9. VIKEFON BT-B25
  10. VIKEFON Aptx Low Latency USB Bluetooth Audio Transmitter Adapter for TV PC Laptop Mac PS4 Nintendo Switch, Wireless Audio Dongle with Antenna Pair 2 Headphones Simultaneously No Lip Sync Delay

    The VIKEFON BT-B25 is a good unit for those who need a good signal.

    It comes with an antenna that can transmit a better signal compared to other units.

    Bluetooth is rated to travel roughly 33 feet with some units working better than others.

    It VIKEFON BT-B25 is nice low-cost unit that works very well adding Bluetooth to a TV.

 
Can You Get a Bluetooth Adapter for a TV?
Yes, there are many Bluetooth adapters that can be set up to transmit an audio signal from a TV.

A Bluetooth signal can travel roughly 33 feet to headphones or speakers.
 
How is Bluetooth Added to a TV?
A Bluetooth transmitter is connected to a TV through a 3.5mm audio jack or optical port.

The transmitter is Paired to a headset which can be used to hear the audio.
 
What is a Bluetooth Transmitter for TV?
A Bluetooth transmitter is a small device that can convert audio from a TV to travel over a wireless Bluetooth signal.

Since most TVs do not have built-in Bluetooth a transmitter is needed any time a wireless Bluetooth audio signal needs to be transmitted wirelessly.
 
What is the Best TV Bluetooth Transmitter?
Which unit is best will differ and need to match the scenario.

For those on a budget, there are many low-cost units that will likely be the best option.

For those who need a better signal with good range, a unit with a good antenna will be a good unit.

Our picks for best TV Bluetooth transmitters is above with many other options available.

Do you have a favorite unit? Let us know in the comments below.
 
Summary
Transmitting sound over Bluetooth has many advantages from not bothering others to keeping audio private.

Besides a TV, Bluetooth kits can also be used in many other scenarios such as 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 units available with the ones above simply ones we have found.



 




 

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

  1. Bob

    We have a Rockville mm3000 which is blue tooth compatible. Our tv is not. How do we get blue tooth on our tv From the mixer amp ? Thanks.

    Reply
  2. Clarence L Mitchell

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

    Reply
  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 .

    Reply
  4. 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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  5. JuJu Barnett

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

    Reply
  6. 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?

    Reply
    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.

      Reply
  7. 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 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
  8. 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.

    Reply

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