These days we have countless options for TVs, all complete with all bells and whistles to enhance your viewing pleasure. With extreme technological devices and features at our disposal, it’s only natural to want the best of the best when it comes to our home theater systems. But, unfortunately, not all of us have the latest state-of-the-art Smart TV in our living room. Lets explore how to connect a bluetooth transmitter to your TV.
Can you convert a non-Bluetooth TV into a Bluetooth TV?
There are several benefits to having a TV that supports Bluetooth. However, there is good news for viewers who own non-Bluetooth TVs, too. It is possible to transform your non-Bluetooth TV into a Bluetooth TV and reap all the benefits of Bluetooth.
There are a few steps you’ll need to follow to turn your non-Bluetooth TV into a Bluetooth TV.
Get to know your TV
Before you get started with this transformation, you should see which options your TV can support. First, of course, it is an excellent option to determine that your TV doesn’t already have Bluetooth built-in. Some TVs come Bluetooth enabled, which saves you the expense of buying special adapters, time and effort.
If you realize that your TV has Bluetooth capabilities, you can go ahead and connect your Bluetooth-enabled devices to your TV straight away.
It is also beneficial to think about which audio outputs your TV supports. If you are dealing with a non-Bluetooth TV, you’ll probably need a 3.5mm AUX, RCA, or optical audio output. It will be essential to look at the available ports so that you can choose the one that works best with your TV.
How to use a Bluetooth transmitter for your TV
If you are set on using a pair of Bluetooth headphones or speakers, you’ll need to add a Bluetooth transmitter to your TV to handle the wireless audio. You can use a Bluetooth transmitter for your TV by following these steps:
- Start by selecting a Bluetooth transmitter. Bluetooth transmitters that can transmit to two devices are more versatile and will be your best option.
- Some Bluetooth transmitters come with their own battery. If yours doesn’t, you’ll need to connect it to a power source.
- Connect the Bluetooth transmitter to one of your TV’s audio outputs.
- Now you can start pairing the speakers or headphones. To do this easily and effectively, cut them close to the transmitter and set them to pairing mode.
- When they have been successfully paired, you are ready to rock to your favorite tunes.
Depending on which audio port you use, you might need to unplug the adapter if you want to use your TV’s built-in speakers.
Do all Smart TVs have Bluetooth?
Most Smart TVs on the market today are made with Bluetooth capabilities. However, this isn’t a solid principle, and just because a TV is a Smart TV doesn’t necessarily mean that it has Bluetooth. Therefore, it is vital to check that your TV has both a Bluetooth receiver and transmitter.
Here are a few tips that can help you figure out whether your TV has Bluetooth:
- TVs that have Bluetooth capabilities have the Bluetooth logo on the box that the TV comes in.
- You will see the Bluetooth logo on the TV or remote of the TV.
- There will be a Bluetooth section in your TV settings that offers you control of the connection.
- You’ll see your TV listed under your Bluetooth settings if you use a smartphone.
Can you connect your Bluetooth devices if the TV has Bluetooth?
Absolutely, that is the incredible benefit of having Bluetooth-enabled devices. You can have unlimited potential and comfort within your home theater because of Bluetooth. For example, it is late at night, and you don’t feel like going to bed, but the kids are fast asleep. You can watch your favorite action film, and no one will hear a peep. You can rise early morning and pump up the volume on your favorite workout playlist without bothering anyone. Bluetooth is the optical frontrunner in technology, allowing you to connect so much more than just your headphones or external speakers.
You have several options for Bluetooth devices that you can add to your home theater system to make it one-of-a-kind. These include hearing aids, headphones, soundbars, speakers, gamepads, game controllers, keyboards, computer mice, smartphones, iPads, or computers.
If you want to use a Bluetooth device, do you need a Smart TV?
Not necessarily. Not all smart TVs come with Bluetooth. It is possible to update your older non-Bluetooth TV, as discussed above. After you have done that, you can use your Bluetooth device.
Will you be able to stream video along with audio using Bluetooth?
You can stream video and audio if you connect your computer or smartphone to your TV via Bluetooth. However, not all receivers and transmitters offer video content. For example, if you have a Bluetooth device that connects to the audio jack or the RCA stereo audio jacks, your Bluetooth device will not be able to stream video.
There is a solution here, though. If you want to stream video and audio from your Bluetooth device, you should invest in a Bluetooth box. It can connect to your HDMI port that is located on the back of your TV. These ports can handle audio and video. These Bluetooth boxes offer fantastic features, allowing you to stream video and audio from any device that has an HDMI port, including your laptop, projector, or computer.
How do you connect your Bluetooth devices to your TV?
The process of connecting your Bluetooth devices to your TV is specific to the TV you are using, but some general guidelines apply to all.
The first step is to access the Bluetooth settings on your TV. Once you have located the Bluetooth settings, check to see that they are on or set to ‘discoverable.’ This is important to ensure that your TV is found by the Bluetooth devices you plan to use.
Check that all the Bluetooth devices have been switched on and that they are set to Bluetooth mode. Now you can check the list of Bluetooth devices that your TV has discovered.
When you see your device on the list, click on ‘connect.’ If your TV gives you the option, allow it to auto-connect. You might be asked for your password before continuing.
Once you have completed all of that, your Bluetooth device should be connected and ready for action.
Troubleshooting with Non-Bluetooth TVs
What if my Bluetooth devices don’t want to pair with my Bluetooth transmitter?
Here are a few things you can make sure of when you are having issues connecting your devices:
- Check that both devices have been turned on.
- Check that both devices have Bluetooth capabilities.
- Check that the devices are compatible.
- Check that the devices haven’t been switched to airplane mode.
- Remove the devices and restart the pairing process.
- Update devices if there are updates available.
- Clear the settings on the devices.
How do I reset Bluetooth on my TV?
If you are having issues with your Bluetooth-enabled TV’s Bluetooth, you have two options. You can restart your TV or you can complete a power reset. The steps of a power reset are:
- Turn the TV off.
- Unplug your TV for about 2 minutes.
- Turn your TV back on.
There are two ways to restart your TV. You can use your TV’s remote control, or you can restart by using the menu. These are the steps to restarting your TV with the remote control:
- Until ‘Power off’ appears on your screen, press and hold the ‘POWER’ button.
- Until a menu appears, press and hold the ‘POWER’ button.
- Choose restart.
Follow these steps to restart your TV using the menu:
- On the menu, select ‘HOME.’
- Go to ‘Settings’
- Go to ‘About’
- Click on ‘Restart’
It is always a great idea to make sure you have updated the latest firmware for your TV. This will keep your TV working at its best capacity and ensure safe viewing, too.
What do you do if you can pair but not connect Bluetooth?
Before doing anything, you should try these steps:
- Check that the devices have been switched on. You might want to switch them off and, on a few times, to see if that makes a difference. People are often amazed how frequently turning a device off and on again fixes the problem.
- If that doesn’t help, try restarting both devices and pair them once more.
- If all else fails, remove the saved Bluetooth device, refresh your list, and connect it again.
When it comes to enabling a non-Bluetooth TV with Bluetooth today, there are plenty of options. But, before you head to the shops, make sure that what you are planning to buy will serve the purpose. By examining your TV and pinpointing your goals, you can have the steps you need to get that home theater system of your dreams down to a science.