How To Connect Bluetooth Speaker To Projector In Two Ways
Connecting your projector to a Bluetooth speaker is such a hassle to think about. But unfortunately, the low sound quality on projectors will have you searching for alternative ways. A movie marathon or an audio-visual presentation will not be as enjoyable if the sound fails to complete the experience.
Not all projectors have a Bluetooth audio feature installed in them. You might want to check yours now, but no worries, there's a way around it if it doesn't have a Bluetooth option that is built-in. Feel free to check this detail on the product manual if you're getting confused on the projector. So, here are two ways on how to connect Bluetooth speaker to projector:
If your projector supports Bluetooth audio
Newer projector models make it possible to connect to Bluetooth speakers smoothly. For example, here’s how you pair an Epson projector to speakers via Bluetooth:
- Turn on your projector first. Check the menu button once the projector is fully set.
- Press the settings menu usually found on the third row, then enter. It will open a new window of options.
- Press down to the ‘HDMI Link…’ option and press enter. Another window will open.
- Select ‘Audio Out Device’ and then enter.
- In the new window, press 'Projector' and then enter. After this, press 'Esc' until you're back to the settings menu.
- Select ‘Bluetooth’ and then ‘Bluetooth Audio.’
- Choose the 'On' option and enter. Keep pressing the 'Esc' option to go back to the Bluetooth menu.
- At this point, ensure that your Bluetooth speakers are ready for pairing.
- In the projector, select 'Search Bluetooth Device' then enter. It will show available devices and then choose your speaker's name.
- Press the menu button to exit.
That's it, and you're done. It's a bit tricky, but once you do this successfully, you'll get the hang of it. It also helps to use the same Bluetooth speakers the next time, as you won't need to go through all these steps again. It will automatically connect with your speakers, as long as the speakers are on pairing mode.
If your projector does not support Bluetooth audio
Most budget projectors have crappy internal audio and might not support Bluetooth. Your projector might not have a built-in Bluetooth feature, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pair it with a wireless Bluetooth speaker.
The hero in this method is a Bluetooth transmitter. Follow these steps:
- Your transmitter has an AUX to RCA adapter cable. Plug that on the AUX port or microphone port of the projector.
- You will find a transmitter (TX) and receiver (RX) function in the Bluetooth transmitter. Put the button on the TX side.
- Put the transmitter on pairing mode by pressing the power button. You have to put your Bluetooth speakers on pairing mode, too.
- It will automatically pair, and the audio from the speaker will transmit on the projector.
The instructions here are relatively more comfortable and shorter, but the level of success depends on the Bluetooth transmitter's efficiency. You will spend a little on this method, but the transmitter works for other devices that don't have Bluetooth built-on on them.
If you don't own any projector and think of getting one, it would be more convenient to choose one with Bluetooth features. Also, make sure that you fully know how to connect Bluetooth speaker to projector to avoid doing it the wrong way. It would make compatibility more accessible and save you extra expenses.