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A Bluetooth speaker can be a great addition to your home theater system. But what if you want to watch a movie on the big screen? Luckily, it is easy to connect your Bluetooth speaker to a projector for maximum sound quality and visual enjoyment.
However, Bluetooth isn’t standard on all projectors, so you’ll need to check that your projector is compatible before getting started.
You can also connect via an auxiliary cord, but the sound quality won’t be as good and will take longer. Continue reading and let’s go over how to connect a Bluetooth speaker to a projector.
How to Connect a Bluetooth Speaker to a Projector
Projectors come with different inputs and outputs, so you’ll need to find the one your speaker uses. Most speakers have an auxiliary input, which you can plug into any standard RCA audio output on a projector.
If your speaker only has a USB input, you can use an adapter cable to convert it into standard auxiliary input. The easiest way is to purchase the adapters from the same place you bought your speakers.
But what about Bluetooth? Some projectors have this option built-in, but most don’t. If yours doesn’t, several products on the market can convert Bluetooth output to an auxiliary wire for your speaker.
The most common way of connecting a projector to speakers
A soundbar is a good choice for any projector. It’s easy to connect, can be placed anywhere in the room, and provides excellent surround-sound quality.
If you have more than one speaker or want maximum sound quality, consider using a speaker system instead of just one bar. These are very powerful but require an external subwoofer for the best sound quality.
If you already have a good Bluetooth speaker, it can be connected to your projector with no wires at all. This is the easiest method but requires that both items are compatible and limit where you place the speakers about the projector.
Standalone stereo speakers
These are the most expensive but offer excellent sound quality. They can be placed anywhere in the room and don’t need to be connected, which makes them a popular choice for dorm rooms or small apartments where space is limited.
Type of connections you can use to speakers to a projector
- Stereo audio jack: This is the traditional audio input that you’ll find on most devices, including computers. It’s not very common but can connect some speakers and headphones with a simple adapter cable.
- RCA connector: If you use an older projector, it might not include Bluetooth or HDMI inputs. If that’s the case, try using RCA audio cables with your speakers instead.
- Optical/TOSLINK: This is the most common way of connecting devices to a projector. It works by transmitting audio information through light pulses, making it perfect for surround sound quality output.
- Bluetooth: If you have a projector that supports Bluetooth, it can be connected directly to your Bluetooth speakers for easy wireless sound quality. This is the easiest method but requires that both items are compatible and limit where you place the speakers with the projector.
Note: Some projectors come with Bluetooth connectivity built-in, while others require you to purchase the adapters separately.
Step by Step Guide to Connect Your Projector to a Bluetooth Speaker
Once you’ve got your projector and Bluetooth speaker ready, follow these steps to connect the two:
- Turn on the projector
- Make sure your Bluetooth device is ready to pair
- Go to the settings menu
- Find the Bluetooth function and turn it on.
- Find your device and pair it with the projector.
To get the best sound quality from your Bluetooth speaker, make sure that both devices are set at close range during connection. Once they’re closer, you’ll have a better connection.
After connecting your Bluetooth speaker to the projector, sit back and enjoy watching movies on the big screen.
If you have an Epson projector, click here to learn how to connect a Bluetooth audio device to your projector.
Now that you’ve connected your Bluetooth speaker to the projector sit back and enjoy watching movies on the big screen.