How To Connect JBL Speaker to TV? (With or Without Bluetooth)

You can connect a JBL speaker to every device that has Bluetooth, including a TV. Here are 3 different methods on how to connect a JBL speaker to a TV. You can do it with or without Bluetooth.

JBL portables speakers are known for their sound quality, durability, and long battery life. So, can you connect it to a TV, and how to do it?

You can connect JBL Speakers to a TV using a Bluetooth connection, aux cable, or a Bluetooth transmitter. You can also connect multiple JBL speakers to one TV if the speakers support the “JBL Connect+” or “PartyBoost” pairing feature.

The JBL Speaker and the TV must be within the Bluetooth range (10 meters or 30 feet) after they pair. If the speaker moves outside of the Bluetooth range, the audio will interrupt, or the devices may unpair from each other.

Can You Connect JBL Speakers to a TV?

You can connect (pair) JBL Speakers to a TV using a Bluetooth connection, aux cable, or a Bluetooth transmitter device. Many smart TVs, such as Samsung, Sony, LG, Toshiba, and more have in-built Bluetooth features that make it possible to connect to other Bluetooth devices.

You can use an AUX cable to connect the JBL Speaker to a TV with no Bluetooth. The downside to this is that you can’t move the speaker as much. You can also use a Bluetooth transmitter to wirelessly transmit audio signals from a non-Bluetooth source (TV with no Bluetooth) to Bluetooth speakers.

Can You Connect Multiple JBL Speakers to the TV?

You can connect multiple JBL speakers to a TV if your JBL speakers have the “JBL Connect+” or “PartyBoost” feature. The “JBL Connect+” or “PartyBoost” feature allows you to connect up to 100 different JBL speakers at the same time.

You can also connect multiple JBL speakers to an Android TV. Go to the Android TV Bluetooth Settings and connect the speakers one by one. Once connected, click the three dots and then click “dual audio”. This will allow multiple connections to one source (TV).

If using a Bluetooth adapter, ensure it has “multipoint pairing” or “multipoint connectivity” features. Multipoint pairing enables the Bluetooth adapter to connect and transmit audio to multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously.

Unfortunately, you can’t connect multiple JBL Speakers to a TV using an AUX Cable. The AUX cable supports one (1) connection at a time only.

How To Connect JBL Speakers To a TV With Bluetooth?

To connect JBL speakers to a TV with Bluetooth, do the following things.

1. Turn On Bluetooth on the TV

To turn on Bluetooth on TVs, do the following things.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click “Bluetooth” or “Connection” (for some models).
  3. Enter the Bluetooth Settings.
  4. Turn it on.

Each TV has a different way to activate Bluetooth. Check the TV user manual to know if your TV has Bluetooth and how to access it exactly.

2. Put The JBL Speaker on Pairing Mode

To put the JBL Speaker into pairing mode, press the Bluetooth button once. The Bluetooth button or power button (for some models) will have a flashing blue or white light when in paired mode.

Note: If the Bluetooth button has a steady blue or white light, it means the JBL speaker is already paired with a device. If that’s not the device you want to pair, un-pair it.

3. Connect The JBL Speaker to the TV

Once the JBL Speaker is in pairing mode and the Bluetooth is activated in the TV, pair both devices. To pair both devices, go through the Bluetooth list (or devices) in the Bluetooth settings of your TV, find the JBL Speaker (the name will vary based on the model), and click the name. Both devices will pair.

4. Test The Connection

To know if the JBL Speaker is paired with your TV, test the connection by playing music on your TV. If the music comes through the speaker, the devices have been paired successfully. If the music doesn’t come through the speakers, the devices aren’t paired.

If the sound doesn’t come through the speakers, but the devices are paired, go to “Sound” > “Audio Output” > “Source”, and choose Bluetooth Audio (or something related to it) as the source.

How To Connect JBL Speaker To TV With AUX Cable?

You can use an AUX Cable to connect a JBL Speaker to a TV if your TV doesn’t have Bluetooth.

The steps you need to take are as follows.

1. Find The AUX Port in TV and JBL Speaker

Different TVs have their aux port located in different places. Check the user manual and manually inspect the TV to find the aux port. The aux port has a diameter of 3.5mm and the text “AUX” on top of it.

In the JBL Speakers, the aux port is located near the charging port

2. Plug the AUX Cable

Plug one end of the AUX cable to the JBL Speaker, and the other end to the aux port in your TV.

3. Test The Connection

Change the Audio Output Source to “AUX”, if the sound doesn’t automatically come from the speaker. Check the user manual of your TV to know where to find the Audio Output Source. It’s usually located under “Settings > Audio”, but it varies based on the TV model you have.

4. Test The Connection

To test the connection, play music on your TV and check if the sound is coming through the speaker. If the sound comes through the speaker, the connection is successful.

Change the Audio Output Source to “AUX”, if the sound doesn’t automatically come from the speaker. Check the user manual of your TV to know where to find the Audio Output Source. It’s usually located under “Settings > Audio”, but it varies based on the TV model you have.

Also, double-check the aux cable, and push it more inside the port. If that doesn’t work, then double-check the volume of the sound. Sometimes, the volume goes to 0 once you connect an aux cable.

How To Pair JBL Speaker To TV Without Bluetooth?

To connect JBL Speaker to a TV without Bluetooth, use a Bluetooth transmitter or adapter. A Bluetooth transmitter is a device that enables the transmission of audio or other data wirelessly from a non-Bluetooth device to a Bluetooth device by acting as a bridge between both devices.

Bluetooth transmitters have audio input options such as a 3.5mm audio jack, RCA connectors, or optical audio ports, depending on the specific model.

1. Put The JBL Speaker into Pairing Mode

To put JBL Speaker into pairing mode, press the Bluetooth button once. The Bluetooth button or power button (depending on the model) will have a flashing blue or white light, if in pairing mode.

Some JBL Speakers models will enter pairing mode automatically once powered up.

2. Connect The Bluetooth Transmitter To The TV

To pair the Bluetooth transmitter or adapter to the TV, use the available audio input options (3.5mm audio jack, RCA connectors, or optical audio ports). Put one end of the cable into the Bluetooth adapter and the other into the adequate TV port.

3. Pair Both Devices

Turn on the Bluetooth adapter and put it into the pairing mode. Check the user manual book to know exactly how to do that.

Once both devices are in pairing mode, keep them within the Bluetooth range (10 meters or 30 feet), go to the “Bluetooth” settings of the Bluetooth Transmitter Device (in your TV), and pair both devices.

The Bluetooth or power button will have a steady blue or white light (depending on the model) when the speaker is in pairing mode.

You might need to change the Audio Output Source of your TV to Bluetooth or Aux if the sound doesn’t come through the speaker after they pair.

Can You Move the JBL Speaker Away From the TV After Connecting?

You can move the JBL Speaker away from the TV after connection as long as you don’t move it out of the Bluetooth range. The Bluetooth range refers to the maximum distance (10 meters or 30 feet) over which two Bluetooth devices can establish and maintain a stable connection.

The Bluetooth range is 10 meters or 30 feet, but it can vary depending on several factors, including the Bluetooth version, the class of the devices, and the environment. For instance, physical objects (walls, furniture), interference from other wireless devices, and the signal can all reduce the Bluetooth range.

If the JBL Speaker is moved out of the TV Bluetooth range, the strength of the Bluetooth connection will decrease, the audio will interrupt, or the devices may disconnect from each other.

The same thing applies if you connect the JBL speaker and TV with an aux port. The aux cable will have to be very long for you to move the speakers to a different room. And, aux cable length does matter when it comes to sound quality. So, while a long aux cable allows you to move the speaker away from the TV, the sound quality will be bad.

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