JBL is a company that produces Bluetooth speakers. They have different types of speakers that you can connect to your TV. You can either use a Bluetooth connection or an aux connection. If you have an old TV, you can buy The Bluetooth Adapter so that you can connect your TV to a JBL speaker. The website also has a video on how to connect the two devices. JBL also has a warranty for their products.
If you wish to connect your JBL speaker to your HDTV, you can use several wireless and wired options to make it possible. You can connect your JBL speakers to your TV with just a few steps depending on the available connection ports and methods you could use for both the speakers and the TV.
So you want to know how to connect the JBL speaker to the TV, right? Keep on reading to find out the truth in regards to this process. It’s simpler than you think.
Here we’ll discuss how to connect the JBL speaker or speakers to your Samsung TV. However, the process is more or less applicable to a multitude of TV types as long as they use HDMI and they’re HDTVs such as Panasonic, Sony, Apple, Vizio, Roku, LG, Hi-Sense, and so forth.
JBL also has Bluetooth speakers you can use to connect wirelessly to your HDTV if it has Bluetooth installed. You can use JBL Charge 4, JBL Flip 4, JBL Charge 3, and JBL Flip 3 as well as other JBL portable Bluetooth speakers to connect to your TV audio wirelessly.
Actually, all JBL portable speakers support Bluetooth connections so they’re handy for HDTVs and projectors as well as media players with sound and AV receivers.
Wired or Wireless Connections
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) or HDMI Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) is your primary option for wired connection. Bluetooth is your primary option for audio connections. Optical TOSLINK is your alternative to HDMI-ARC. Your last resort for wired connections is 3.5mm.
You can use a wireless dongle to connect the JBL speaker to your HDTV if you lack a Bluetooth connection. This dongle could work as a Bluetooth transmitter or Wi-Fi transmitter (it uses your home Internet to connect the speaker to your TV).
Bluetooth transmission is superior to a connection based on Wi-Fi because you don’t need your home Wi-Fi to make the connection and it won’t get affected by Internet signal fluctuations.
If Your HDTV Has Bluetooth or You Have a Bluetooth Dongle
If you have a portable JBL speaker, you can take advantage of its Bluetooth connection if you have a Bluetooth-enabled HDTV. You can easily and conveniently connect to these JBL speakers by putting them in pairing mode and having your HDTV detect them.
Bluetooth’s wireless signal allows you more flexibility in speaker placement. Unlike infra-red remote controls, you don’t need the speaker to be front-facing to control. You also won’t need to handle any additional components or wires when you go Bluetooth.
Connecting a Samsung TV to a JBL speaker via Bluetooth should be similar to how any other brand TV with Bluetooth support could connect to the audio device.
Connect Your JBL Speaker to TV via Bluetooth
Follow these steps to connect your JBL speaker to your Samsung or Bluetooth-supported HDTV. Check your manual for more details.
- Go to Settings to Activate Bluetooth: Go to your TV’s settings. Navigate to “Sounds” and “Sound Output”. Click on the “Bluetooth Speaker List”. The presence of the list indicates that your TV has Bluetooth support. Check the feature if it’s available for any other settings.
- Put Your JBL Speaker in Pairing Mode: Your JBL speaker should be put into pairing mode by pressing the Bluetooth button on it. This ensures the speaker can be discovered by your Bluetooth-supported TV and put it on its Bluetooth Speaker List.
- Go to the Bluetooth Speakers List: Go back to the Bluetooth Speaker List on your HDTV. This time around, you should be able to click on the JBL speaker on the list. This will allow you to connect to or pair with the speaker in pairing mode.
- Check the Audio If It’s Working: Now that your JBL speaker is fully connected to your HDTV, check if the audio from the television is being played onto them (i.e., if Bluetooth connection was successful). If it’s not playing, check if you have other Bluetooth devices paired to your TV.
Connect Your JBL Speaker to TV without Bluetooth
If your TV doesn’t have Bluetooth support, you can connect it wirelessly using the Wi-Fi transmission dongle or even a Bluetooth adapter that could connect to your JBL device in a snap when all is said and done.
However, for the most part, your best bet here is to get a wired connection like the AUX cable. This cable is commonly used by JBL for their connection to PC desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Its port connects with a 3.5mm jack. It’s also cheap to get such a cable.
Here are the steps for connecting your TV to the JBL speaker with AUX cable.
- Find the Port: Find the AUX port on your television set. It’s typically available as an audio port on your TV. Get an AUX cable for good measure. They tend to include two 3.5mm jacks on both sides. You can easily avail of one in most electronics and appliances stores.
- Plug the AUX Cable: Plug one end of the AUX cable into your JBL speakers then the other connectors into your television set. If available with your HDTV, you can opt to use TOSLINK optical cables too, but only if you have ports for both the TV and your model of JBL speaker.
- Change the Audio Input Settings: If needed, change the audio output to AUX on your model of TV. Sometimes, you don’t have to. Some TVs can automatically detect the external speaker and will thusly “mirror” or “echo” the sound on it or mute their speakers.
- Play Something on the Speakers: Enjoy JBL’s deep pulsating bass and sharp treble by playing a reality show or even a music video on it. Do some troubleshooting on it even, like in the case of non-synchronized sound. It should be fine, especially when you use wired solutions.
At the End of the Day
You can use Bluetooth to connect to JBL speakers wirelessly by putting them in pairing mode. You can also use HDMI-ARC or HDMI-eARC ports to connect your JBL speakers to your HDTV via a single HDMI cable. If you’re using old-timey TVs, you can use A/V connections like RCA audio or 3.5mm.
- Noor Alam, “Connect JBL Speaker To TV-3 Methods“, Speakersmag.com, December 17, 2020