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4 Wireless Audio Solutions For Your Projectors

4 Wireless Audio Solutions For Your Projectors

Let’s face it, we all prefer to connect our devices wirelessly.

You don’t have to worry about finding the right cables, hiding them, making them look presentable in your home, or replacing them every few years when they wear down.

You can connect devices over the internet, but Wi-Fi signals are often unstable and randomly cut out.

So, how do you ensure a stable connection when you’re wirelessly connecting your projector to a speaker? Connect them via Bluetooth, of course!

In this article, we’ll explore the different ways you can wirelessly connect your projector to your speaker under every circumstance.

Let’s get started!

Wireless Solutions for Your Projector Summary Table

Cases The Projector has Bluetooth The Projector doesn’t have Bluetooth
The Speakers have Bluetooth Connect both devices via their built-in Bluetooth Connect a Bluetooth transmitter  to the projector
The Speakers don’t have Bluetooth Connect a Bluetooth receiver to the speaker Connect a Bluetooth transmitter to the projector and connect a Bluetooth receiver  to the speakers

1. Both Your Projector and Speakers have Bluetooth

If both your projector and speakers have built-in Bluetooth, you’re in luck!

Follow the steps below to connect your Bluetooth-supported projector and speakers.

both projector and speakers have bluetooth

Step 1: Activate Your Projector’s Bluetooth

First, you need to turn on your projector’s Bluetooth. Every projector will be different, but let’s review how to activate a few different projector brands’ Bluetooth settings.

ViewSonic

Step 1: Click your remote’s Home button, then go to Bluetooth.

Step 2: Click on Bluetooth Speaker or Bluetooth Pairing, depending on the projector’s model.

Step 3: In the pop-up window, click Yes.

Step 4: Listen for your projector to make a sound effect, indicating it’s ready to pair.

Epson

Step 1: Go to Settings under Menu.

Step 2: Turn on your projector’s HDMI audio connection by toggling HDMI Link on.

Step 3: On the same page, scroll down to Audio Out Device and choose Projector.

Step 4: Return to the Settings menu and click Bluetooth.

Step 5: Click Bluetooth Audio and toggle it on.

Step 6: Go back to the Bluetooth menu and click Search Bluetooth Device.

BenQ

Step 1: Go to the Home menu.

Step 2: Click on Bluetooth Settings.

Step 3: Toggle Bluetooth on.

Step 4: Select Bluetooth Device.

Step 2: Put Your Speaker Into Pairing Mode

Once your speaker has been turned on, you may need to put it into pairing mode.

Some speakers do this step automatically, but for others, you may need to press the Bluetooth button to allow it to pair to your projectors.

Once your speaker’s LED light is flashing, you should be able to pair it to your projector.

However, not all speakers work the same, so consult your model’s manual for specific instructions on how to operate them.

Step 3: Pair Your Projector to Your Speakers

Now, turn your attention back to your projector.

With any luck, you should see a selection of Bluetooth devices you can pair to.

Select your speaker’s name (usually the brand and model name) from the list.

Otherwise, your projector may pair to the Bluetooth speaker automatically.

Once they’re connected, you’re ready to start playing your projector’s audio through your speakers completely wirelessly!

2. The Speaker Has Bluetooth But the Projector Does Not

In the case that your speaker supports Bluetooth, but your projector does not, you will need to use a Bluetooth transmitter.

Follow the steps below to connect your Bluetooth speakers to a projector without Bluetooth.

The Speaker Has Bluetooth But the Projector Does Not

Step 1: Connect Your Projector to a Bluetooth Transmitter

If you bought an old projector that doesn’t support Bluetooth, fear not! You can make any projector Bluetooth compatible using a Bluetooth transmitter.

Bluetooth transmitters plug into your projector and carry Bluetooth signals.

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They’re also easy to connect to. All you need to do is plug the transmitter’s AUX cord into your projector’s Audio Out port.

You’ll notice a small switch on the bottom of your Bluetooth transmitter labeled TX and RX.

Make sure it’s set to TX, which will make your projector transmit Bluetooth signals rather than receive them.

Step 2: Pair Your Bluetooth Speaker with the Bluetooth Transmitter

Now you’re ready to pair your Bluetooth speaker to the transmitter.

First, make sure your speaker is in pairing mode, either by turning it on or clicking its pairing button.

Next, turn on your Bluetooth transmitter and activate its pairing mode. While some will automatically pair to your speaker once turned on, others may require you to double-click the power button.

If the methods above don’t work for you, consult your transmitter’s manual to see how to activate its pairing mode.

Your Bluetooth speakers and transmitter must be in pairing mode at the same time.

Move them close together and they should connect automatically.

You’ll know they’re connected when the LED light stops flashing and turns one steady color.

Congrats! Now your once low-tech projector can work wirelessly!

Watch the video below demonstrating how to connect and use a Bluetooth transmitter for your projector.

How to Make Your Projector Bluetooth! (Cheap Fix!)

3. The Projector Has Bluetooth But the Speakers Do Not

Many older and heavy-duty speakers don’t have Bluetooth, but don’t let that stop you from wirelessly connecting them to your projector. You can make any old speaker into a high-tech Bluetooth speaker using a Bluetooth receiver.

Follow the steps below to wirelessly connect your Bluetooth projector to a speaker without Bluetooth.

The Projector Has Bluetooth But the Speakers Do Not

Step 1: Connect Your Speaker to a Bluetooth Receiver

Using a Bluetooth receiver is an easy way to make any speaker Bluetooth compatible.

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Most receivers will come with an audio cable that has an AUX cord on one end and two RCA chords on the other.

If your speaker only has an AUX port, plug the RCA cables into the receiver and the AUX cable into your speaker.

If your speakers have RCA ports, plug the AUX cable into your receiver and the RCA cables into your speaker.

Some receivers will also have a power cable that needs to be plugged into a wall socket. If your receiver has a power cable, make sure it’s plugged into a stable power source.

Step 2: Activate the Bluetooth Receiver’s Pairing Mode

Now, you need to turn on the Bluetooth receiver’s pairing mode.

Some receivers only have one button, which when pressed once, both turns on the device and activates pairing mode.

Others may have several buttons or will require one button to be pressed multiple times. Check your receiver’s manual to see how to activate its pairing mode.

You’ll usually know it’s ready to pair when the receiver’s LED light begins flashing.

Step 3: Pair Your Projector to the Bluetooth Receiver

Open your projector’s Bluetooth pairing options, usually found in the Settings under Bluetooth or Add Accessories.

Go to the list of available Bluetooth devices and select the Bluetooth receiver.

Your receiver’s LED light should turn a steady color once connected.

Your Bluetooth receiver should also automatically connect to your projector the next time its pairing mode is activated while your projector is turned on.

You did it! Now your once out-of-date speakers can connect to the newest projector models, no cables required!

4. Neither the Projector Nor the Speaker Have Bluetooth

If both your projector and speaker don’t have Bluetooth, you can combine the solutions above to make any dumb projector and old speakers instantly smarter!

Follow the steps below to connect your projector to your speaker without built-in Bluetooth.

Neither the Projector Nor the Speaker Have Bluetooth

Step 1: Attach a Bluetooth Transmitter to Your Projector

Connect a Bluetooth transmitter, such as the product below to your projector.

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  • TX Transmitter Mode - TROND BT-DUO transmit stereo audio wirelessly from your non-Bluetooth audio...
  • RX Receiver Mode - The Bluetooth adapter offers an economical solution by turning your old wired...

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Locate your projector’s Audio Out port and plug the transmitter’s AUX cable into it.

Make sure your Bluetooth transmitter is set to TX, which will allow it to transmit the signal.

See the video below demonstrating how to make your projector Bluetooth-compatible.

How To Easily (And Cheaply) Make Any Projector/TV Bluetooth Capable.

Step 2: Attach a Bluetooth Receiver to Your Speaker

Now you can attach a Bluetooth receiver, such as the one below to your speaker.

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You have two options when connecting your Bluetooth receiver to your speaker: via its RCA ports or its 3.5mm audio port (i.e. its AUX port).

Plug the transmitter’s cables into the corresponding RCA and AUX ports. You may also need to plug the transmitter into a power source, depending on the model.

Watch the video below to see how to make your speakers Bluetooth-compatible.

Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter - Make speakers wireless!!

Step 3: Activate the Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver’s Pairing Modes

Now that both your Bluetooth transmitter and receiver are connected to their respective devices, it’s time to turn them on and activate pairing mode.

Most transmitters and receivers will have an LED light that flashes once the pairing mode has been turned on.

If your transmitter and receiver only have one button, you will most likely need to press it once to turn it on and make it available for pairing. Otherwise, you may need to press it once to turn it on then twice quickly to initiate pairing mode.

If you’re having difficulty activating your device’s pairing mode, see its manual or the brand’s official website for more information.

Step 4: Pair the Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver

Your Bluetooth transmitter and transmitter should pair automatically once they’re put into range.

If they don’t make sure that they’re both in pairing mode and blinking.

The LED lights should stop blinking, signing they’ve been paired.

Congrats! You did what they said couldn’t be done: you’ve paired two devices that don’t natively support Bluetooth.

Wrapping Things Up

You heard it here first: you can connect virtually any projector to any speaker using our methods listed above.

Many older and budget devices don’t have Bluetooth, but that shouldn’t stop you from making your home as wireless as possible.

Hiding speaker wires can be a pain, so why not avoid it altogether?

Remember to always check your Bluetooth transmitter and receiver’s manual, since every model’s instructions may be slightly different. And don’t forget to plug it into a power source if they come with a charging cable!

What’s your experience been wirelessly connecting projectors and speakers that don’t have built-in Bluetooth? Has this article helped you eliminate a few extra wires lying around your home?

Let us know in the comments below!

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