If you are using any of the JBL speakers and want to connect to a TV, there are several wired and wireless options available for you. Depending upon the method you want to connect and available in both your TV and JBL speaker, you can connect your JBL speaker to your TV in just a few steps.
Here we will discuss Samsung TV but the process is not bound to this particular model of TV. Many other brands like Sony, Roku, Vizio, Hisense, LG, Apple, Panasonic, or any other smart TV may be compatible with this connection. Your TV could be a model of any of these brands or some other one.
JBL has many Bluetooth speakers and we are talking in general about all of them. You may be using JBL Flip 3, JBL Charge 3, JBL Flip 4, JBL Charge 4, or any other model of JBL portable Bluetooth speakers.
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Connect JBL Speaker To TV With Bluetooth
All JBL portable speakers support Bluetooth connection. If your TV also has Bluetooth support, it is super easy and more convenient to connect. Bluetooth is a wireless connection, so everyone wants to connect this way.
You don’t need to handle wires or any additional components to go. In this article, we suppose that we have a Samsung TV and a JBL speaker. Don’t worry if you have any other brand TV, the process is almost similar.
Follow these steps to connect your JBL speaker to the TV.
#1. Check Bluetooth in the TV
Go to the settings of your TV. Go to sounds and then sound output. If you see “Bluetooth Speaker List” there, your TV is compatible with Bluetooth connection. You can also check this feature if it is available in any other settings. Your manual can also help you to verify it.
#2. Put JBL speaker into pairing mode
Press the Bluetooth button to put your JBL speaker into pairing mode. Make sure this speaker is discoverable and not currently connected to any other device.
#3. Go to the Bluetooth Speakers’ list on the TV
Depending upon the model of your TV like Samsung in this case, go to settings, sounds, and sound output. Look for the Bluetooth speakers’ list and click. Now you will be able to see your JBL speaker if it is in pairing mode. Select and pair with it. Now your JBL speaker is fully connected to your TV.
#4. Check if Audio is playing through JBL Speakers
Lastly, check if the TV audio is being played through JBL speakers rather than factory speakers of the TV. If it is playing through JBL speakers, you are done. Enjoy.
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Connect JBL Speaker To TV Without Bluetooth
If your TV does not support Bluetooth, the other way to connect is by using wires or purchasing a Bluetooth adapter.
In wire connection, we mostly use AUX cable. It is a cable we commonly use in our mobiles, laptops, and computers. It has a 3.5mm jack and is very cheap.
Here are the steps for connecting with the AUX cable.
#1 Find AUX Port on TV
Check the AUX port on your TV. It is available on TV as an audio output.
#2 Buy AUX Cable
Get an AUX cable. AUX cable has two 3.5mm jacks on both sides. It is easily available and you may have one already at your home.
#3 Plug AUX Cable
Plug one end of the AUX cable in your JBL speaker and the other end in your TV.
#4 Change the Audio Output on the TV
According to your model of TV change audio output to AUX if needed.
#5 Play On TV
Play something on TV and audio should play from your JBL speakers. Now your JBL speaker is connected to the TV with AUX cable. Enjoy.
Connect Speaker and TV Using Bluetooth Adapter
If your TV does not have Bluetooth but still you want to connect your JBL speaker wirelessly to your TV, you need a Bluetooth adapter.
A Bluetooth adapter connects to your TV using any available input option and then your JBL speaker will connect to the Bluetooth adapter.
So before you buy a Bluetooth adapter, check that it supports at least one input available on your TV. Here is the connection process:
- Connect the power source with your Bluetooth adapter.
- Check the connection ports on the adapter, it may include Digital Optical, 3.5mm Auxiliary, or RCA Audio output.
- Using a compatible cable, connect the TV with the adapter.
- Now, turn ON Bluetooth pairing mode on your JBL speaker and then on the adapter.
- The devices will find each other and will pair.
- Once paired, adjust the settings on your TV. Open the Settings menu and change the “Digital Audio Format” to PCM if you have used a Digital Optical cable and port.
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These were 3 different methods you can use to connect a JBL speaker to a TV. One of these methods will surely work for you. No matter which model of JBL and which brand of TV you are using, there is always an option to connect both.
If you still face any problems while connecting your JBL speaker to the TV, reach out to us.