Bluetooth devices are great accessories not just for transferring files but for watching movies, listening to music, and playing video games as well. But, it is limiting for some devices that do not support Bluetooth connectivity, such as an old TV. Luckily, you can now reap the benefits of Bluetooth transmitters for TV if you want to connect your Bluetooth headphones or just amplify your old TV’s sound using Bluetooth speakers. You won’t even need a smart TV to do this; you just need to make sure that your device has a compatible audio connection for the transmitter to work.
A Bluetooth transmitter for TV is an adapter device that allows the smooth transfer of audio from one source to another Bluetooth device. Some transmitters are even more versatile and can also act as a receiver. Below are the best Bluetooth transmitters for TV that we recommend.
Best Bluetooth Transmitters for TV
- Avantree Orbit
- Avantree Oasis B Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter
- 1Mii B03Pro+
- Avantree Oasis Plus
- Anker Soundsync A3341
- Aisidra V5.0 Bluetooth Adapter
- Mpow BH390A
- Avantree Audikast Plus
- HomeSpot Long Range Bluetooth Audio Adapter Set
- ZIIDOO Bluetooth 5.0 Transmitter
- 1Mii B06TX
- aptX Low Latency or FastStream codec for ultimate “no lip-sync delay”
- Audio Pass-through, simultaneous connection for a soundbar and a headphone
- Dual Link for wireless headphones at the same time
- Stable & reliable connectivity of up to 164 ft (50 m)
The Avantree Orbit is for those who do not mind paying a little extra just to get the best TV and audio experiences. Imagine having all features of the Avantree fleet in one device and you’ll have the Orbit, which is the best Bluetooth adapter for absolutely all types of TVs. This transmitter can transmit audio even from the oldest TV model you might have, thanks to the several connection types it supports. It can connect to optical audio, AUX 3.5 mm audio, and the old-school 3.5 mm RCA.
What we love the most about the Avantree Orbit is that you can connect it to two sets of headphones at the same time. So, if there are two of you watching TV, you can both experience the audio the same way. We highly recommend this $99.99 Bluetooth transmitter to anyone who loves to binge-watch.
- Bypass Mode for TVs with single optical output
- Long range connectivity of up to 164ft (50m)
- aptX Low Latency codec for zero audio-visual
The Avantree Oasis B is a low-tier yet highly capable Bluetooth transmitter for TV. It can only transmit audio on a single device, but it is still a great choice for watching TV shows or movies. It uses a basic audio codec that eliminates audio-video latency.
Being this is a low-tier accessory in contrast to Avantree Oasis Plus, there are features absent from this one. For example, while the Oasis Plus features aptX HD support, the Oasis B does not. A more stark comparison is pricing; Oasis Plus is priced at $79.99 while Oasis B is tagged at just $49.99. Nonetheless, the Oasis B is just as competent and a decent transmitter as other Bluetooth transmitters for TVs.
- AptX Low Latency to eliminate Bluetooth audio delay
- Dual Stream for two wireless headphones or speakers
- Splitter for Wired and Wireless to listen at a different volume level
- Auto-Reconnect for previously connected devices in range
The 1Mii B03Pro+ is an easy runner-up to the Avantree options. For one, this can work both as a transmitter and a receiver — meaning you can use it to transfer audio from a device to a stereo and vice versa. It is quite flexible by supporting both analog and optical inputs and outputs.
A standout feature of the B03 is the flexible connectivity. The B03 boasts the TX mode that allows the accessory to be connected with a wired soundbar and wireless headphones simultaneously. This gives the best TV experience to anyone without worrying about the adjustments in volume.
- aptX HD codec for listening experience better than CD
- Bypass Mode for connecting wired and wireless devices to ONE OPTICAL Output
- Bluetooth Receiver for transmitting audio from your phone
Avantree is the perfect home-setup transmitter accessory for audio transmission from your TV to an external audio device. This is perfect especially if you want this accessory to be a permanent fixture in your living room or bedroom. It automatically transmits audio to your audio bars or speakers, leaving the need to press controls manually out. It’s quite robust if you consider using this transmitter with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Google TV, and YouTube services. Additionally, we love how the Qualcomm aptX HD Audio delivers crisp and HD sound quality — a perfect touch for the best listening experience.
For a price of $79.99, it does sound pricey. But for a transmitter that offers you so much and, maybe, features that you don’t get from a middle-grade transmitter, it seems justified.
- 2-in-1 design, as transmitter and receiver
- aptX-Low Latency for avoiding lip-sync delays
- Quick set-up between TX or RX mode
- 20 hours playtime under transmitter mode
The Anker Soundsync A3341 could have easily given the 1Mii B03Pro+ a run for its money and beat it at the runner-up spot. However, there are subtle details that give it away. Anyone who wants to get the best features out of the best Bluetooth transmitters for TV would naturally go for the Avantree options if money is not a consideration.
The Anker Soundsync A3341 has everything the Avantree options have. It does allow dual pairing, which transmits audio from non-Bluetooth sources, like a TV, to two headphones at the same time. However, it lacks the capability to connect to both wired and wireless devices at the same time.
Aside from the transmitter mode, the Anker Soundsync A3341 also has a receiver mode that allows you to play music from your phone to a non-Bluetooth stereo. It runs on a lithium battery, which typically lasts 20 hours in transmitter mode and 17 hours in receiver mode.
- Automatic pairing for devices previously connected
- aptX low-latency support for fewer audio-video lags
- Built-in battery that works while charging
- Dual connection for wireless devices
Do not let the price tag of this device deceive you into believing it’s low-quality. The Aisidra V5.0 Bluetooth Adapter features aptX low-latency support, leaving audio-video lags out of the picture. It also doubles as a Bluetooth receiver, which means you can use this device to transfer audio from a Bluetooth device to a non-Bluetooth.
But every rose comes with thorns and this one lacks built-in mics, which you might find on other transmitters in a similar price range. It can only play or listen to sounds but cannot support hands-free calls.
- aptX HD and Low Latency for smooth, CD-like music
- 2 in 1 design, transmitter and receiver
- Dual connectivity for two Bluetooth receivers
- Built-in battery for up to 14 hours use
The Mpow BH390A has many features under its hood. One of these features is the built-in mics that enable anyone to take hands-free calls without any problems switching from the audio playing. This pocket-size device is equipped with a Qualcomm chip. It allows it to support both TX and RX modes, resulting in some of the best sound qualities one could wish for.
For its price tag, it is not hard to notice little drawbacks. For example, it has a very limited range. The connection can get sloppy and interrupted beyond 50ft. If you have read the others we have on this list, the best Bluetooth transmitters for TV do have an excellent range beyond 50ft and 60ft.
- aptX-Low Latency support for compatible devices
- Dual link mode with Bluetooth headphones
- Widely compatible with optical audio, AUX or RCA
The Avantree Audikast Plus delivers great sound precision, thanks to the aptX LL under its hood. It also boasts the dual-link mode feature which will allow you to connect the transmitter to two devices simultaneously at any given time.
We also like how competitive this Bluetooth transmitter for TVs is when it comes to connectivity range. It can connect any device within 100ft range with less latency. With the aptX Low Latency technology, the Audikast reduces any latency that may come as a result of Bluetooth connectivity.
- 164 FT long-range performance
- aptX Low Latency codec that eliminated AV delay
- Wide compatibility with OPTICAL / RCA / 3.5mm AUX / COAXIAL
This Homespot Bluetooth transmitter for TV allows two Bluetooth devices to be connected for audio streaming simultaneously. The aptX Low Latency technology ensures the transmitter delivers HD quality audio and reduces latency as a result of the Bluetooth connection.
The 164ft streaming range is also incredibly perfect for outdoor parties. Its external antennas provide one of the longest, if not the longest, range performance we’ve seen from a Bluetooth adapter. What’s more amazing is that it can work both as a transmitter and receiver.
- One-click control between receiver and transmitter
- aptX Low Latency technology for high-fidelity stereo sound
- Portable: Compact and lightweight Bluetooth transmitter
We can’t say that ZIIDOO is the best but it is a decent alternative for a Bluetooth adapter for TV. It is perfect as a mainstay living room device with only a 33ft range connectivity. You don’t have to spend so much to get this Bluetooth adapter for your TV. In addition, it also acts as a receiver so streaming audio from your mobile phone to your stereo is not a problem.
This device’s low Bluetooth-connection latency just works in the same way as others do and could be the perfect companion when watching TV, exercising, or just enjoying any other forms of entertainment.
- Dual-Link with individual control
- Long-range connection of up to 197ft(60m) outdoor
- AptX Low Latency technology for zero lip-sync delay
- Flexible Audio Connections: OPTICAL / COAXIAL / AUX 3.5mm/ RCA
We recommend the 1Mii B06TX Bluetooth Receiver for those who still own a slightly older unit of TV or those with optical audio outputs. This device is also highly flexible given that it has a coaxial digital input, optical digital, and 3.5mm auxiliary inputs. And, as if those are not enough, this device has a 197ft connection range which is perfect for spaces that have several obstructions.
Choosing the Right Bluetooth Transmitters for TV
When choosing what Bluetooth transmitter to choose, we recommend you list your considerations. First, take a look at your TV; does it have a dock where the adapter can be connected? Most of the modern TV units today are equipped with optical digital audio output or an RCA (stereo) output. Others, especially older units, come with a 3.5mm auxiliary output.
Next, consider the range you want to have. Have a look at your living room and, by extension, your kitchen. Then, try to calculate the distance between your audio source and your stereo or soundbars.
And finally, consider if you fancy using multiple audio devices to listen to your audio from your TVs. This is a feature that most buyers consider and also what most of the Bluetooth transmitters we’ve featured have.