FM transmitters are low cost devices that convert any standard car radio into a wireless Bluetooth radio.
There are many units that work with most any android smartphone or other devices via Bluetooth.
They are a nice to have when answering or making calls since they convert a radio to a hands-free-calling unit.
Fm transmitters have a built in mic that picks up your voice to transmit clear audio, while the person on the other side comes in over the speakers.
They also allow for playing music from online sources or from your smartphone and other Bluetooth devices.
While music and hands-free-calling are the biggest selling point, some depending on the unit bought, have other features such as multiple USB ports, or built-in SD card slot can be had.
Most FM transmitters are Bluetooth which makes them easy to pair to a smartphone or other Bluetooth device.
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.
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Our Picks Best Android Bluetooth Car FM Radio Transmitters
- VicTsing T11
- AUKEY BT-C4
Criacr (Upgraded Version) Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car, Wireless FM Radio Transmitter Adapter Car Kit, Dual USB Charging Ports, Hands Free Calling, U Disk, TF Card MP3 Music Player
This unit from Criacr is a low-cost Bluetooth FM transmitter that will work with most any android device.
It is a stubby unit without much length to plug into a cigarette lighter. If your lighter is deep inside a center console another longer unit would be better.
The setup is like all FM transmitters with the car radio set to an empty frequency, and the transmitter set to the same frequency.
Once both are on the same empty FM band they will be talking with audio transmitted over the cars stereo.
Pairing with a android smartphone is easy to do in Bluetooth settings by selecting the device and pressing pair. The setup is really easy and fast.
VicTsing Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car, Wireless Bluetooth Radio Transmitter Adapter Car Kit with Hand-Free Calling and 1.44” LCD Display, Music Player Support TF Card USB Flash Drive AUX Input/Out
VicTsing makes the T11 that has a nice display and button layout.
AUKEY FM Transmitter, Radio Adapter Car Kit with USB Car Charger, Compatible with Smartphones
AUKEY makes the BT-C4 which is a basic low-cost unit.
It stands out from other units since the it plugs in to the cigarette lighter with a long wire that most unit do not have.
The wire length makes it ideal for cigarette lighter deep inside a dashboard or console. It also doesn’t take up the entire cigarette lighter with a USB plug that has an extra port.
The long wire length also allows for the unit to be moved closer to a user making speaking clearly into the mic easier. A magnet and sticky pad hold the it in place.
The controls are also easy to use with a push button to answer calls and easy volume control. It also swivels at the neck making it able to turn and point were needed.
The above units are just a few of the many android FM transmitters available. They also will work with other Bluetooth devices if necessary such as iPhone’s or androids.
Since every car is different in layout what works well for one person may not work for another. This mainly has to do with the cigarette lighter location.
Units that are short and stubby work well for sockets located on a dashboard but may not be able to plug into a center console plug.