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3 Steps To Connect JBL Speakers To TV (Without Bluetooth)

How To Connect JBL Speaker To TV

Connecting your JBL speakers to your TV is easier than you think.

How so?

You can even do it without using Bluetooth.

Just follow the outline that I made here. Then, you can fully enjoy your movie or TV show.


Read on to find out:

  • 3 easy ways to connect your speakers to your TV.
  • Whether you can connect multiple JBL speakers to a TV.
  • How to easily connect your JBL speakers to your TV (with or without Bluetooth).
  • And so much more…

How to connect JBL speakers to TV with Bluetooth?

To connect your JBL speakers to your TV with Bluetooth, check if Bluetooth is enabled for your TV. If yes, set your speaker to Pairing Mode. Then go to your TV’s menu and find Bluetooth Speakers List, and pair with your JBL speaker.

3 steps to connect JBL speakers to TV with Bluetooth

#1: Check if Bluetooth is enabled on your TV

It’s a simple step…

Yet, many people still forget to check this out. That’s why I’m putting this one first.

All JBL wireless speakers are enabled for Bluetooth, and this long list includes:

Want these amazing audio devices to work with your TV?

Anyway, who would say no?

With that, ensure that you enable your TV’s Bluetooth connectivity.

So, how do you check that?

There are…

Different steps to check for Bluetooth

First of all, it’ll depend on your TV’s brand.

For example, you have a Samsung TV. Then, you need to have a Smart Remote first.

If you do, that means that your TV supports Bluetooth.

“What if I have a different kind of remote?”

No problem. You can still check whether it’s enabled for Bluetooth by doing these:

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Select “Sound.”

Step 3: Go to “Sound Output.”

Step 4: Check if you see the “Bluetooth Speaker List” option on your TV.

Once that’s done, then your TV is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices.

For a Panasonic TV, you first need to set up your TV as a Transmitter.

This setting is for connecting your JBL speaker to your TV. It also lets other devices like headphones connect to your TV.

Here’s how to set it up:

Step 1: Go to Menu, then find “Setup”.

Step 2: Navigate to “Bluetooth Settings”, then find “Bluetooth Audio Mode Setting”.

Step 3: Find “Transmitter” by selecting the up or down arrow, as necessary.

Note: According to Panasonic, you may need to connect your speaker multiple times.

So if it doesn’t quite work the first time, just try again.

For the other brands, check your manual for specific instructions.

But if you don’t have one, just try and find “Bluetooth” on your TV’s settings.

If the option is available, that means your TV can connect to Bluetooth.

To watch how you can check for Bluetooth on an Android TV:

Read next: 5 Steps to Connect Bluetooth Speakers to a Roku TV

#2: Set your JBL speaker to Pairing Mode

Now, let’s focus on your JBL speaker.

The next step to connecting your speaker to your TV via Bluetooth is to set your speaker to Pairing Mode.

For many JBL speaker models, the process is really quite easy.

You just need to press the Bluetooth button on your speaker.

Or you need to press and hold it for a few seconds.

Then your speaker will either emit a sound or a blinking light.

This means that it’s now ready for pairing.

#3: Pair your TV with your JBL speaker

On to the good part…

This is where you get to pair your TV with your speaker so that you can start enjoying your music or show.

Again, as with checking Bluetooth, the process varies from brand to brand.

But generally, you can apply the following steps:

Step 1: Go to your TV’s Home or Menu settings using your remote.

Step 2: Navigate to “Sound”.

Step 3: From there, find anything that says “Bluetooth”.

Step 4: Select “Bluetooth Speaker List” or “Bluetooth Devices” or anything similar.

Step 5: Select your JBL speaker.

#BONUS: Check if the sound is playing through your JBL speaker

And there you have it…

For the final step, just check if the sound is playing through your JBL speaker.

Turn the volume up or down on your speaker to verify.

You may also like: 7 Steps to Connect JBL Speakers Together

How to connect JBL speakers to TV without Bluetooth?

To connect a JBL speaker to your TV without Bluetooth, you can use 2 ways. The first is through an AUX connection, and the other is by using a Bluetooth adapter.

2 ways to connect JBL speakers to TV without Bluetooth 

#1: Use an AUX cable

Use An AUX Cable

The first way to connect JBL speakers to a TV without Bluetooth is to use an AUX cable.

What is an AUX cable, you ask?

An auxiliary cable or AUX cable is a cable for auxiliary ports.

The latter is a standard communications port for different types of devices. Some examples are:

  • Speakers.
  • MP3 players.
  • Headphones/headsets.

To use one for your TV and JBL speakers, you just need to do the following:

Step 1: Get an AUX cable. 

Step 2: Find the AUX port on your TV.

Step 3: Connect one end of the cable to the AUX port on your TV.

Step 4: Connect the other end of the cable to your JBL speaker.

Step 5: On your TV menu, find “Audio Output”.

Step 6: Set the Audio Output settings to AUX.

Step 7: Play the audio from your TV.

Step 8: Check if the audio is playing through your speakers.

This type of connection is also called a wired connection.

Meaning you use a wire to connect 2 devices together.

“But I don’t have a working AUX port on my TV. What do I do?”

That’s not going to be an issue. You can still connect your JBL speakers to your TV.


Let’s go to option #2.

#2: Use a Bluetooth adapter

So, your TV doesn’t have Bluetooth?

How will you connect your JBL speakers to it?

Don’t worry, there’s still a way…

And that’s to use a Bluetooth adapter.

Others call it a Bluetooth transmitter. 

But essentially, it helps a non-Bluetooth device communicate with a Bluetooth-enabled one.

And it works like how an AUX connection works, except it’s wireless.

That means that you don’t need to use a cable to connect your speakers with your TV.

“Sounds good, so how do I do it?”

Step 1: Get a good Bluetooth adapter or transmitter.

Step 2: Connect it to a power source or power it on (if it has a battery).

Step 3: Connect the audio input jack of your adapter to your TV.

Step 4: On your JBL speaker, turn Bluetooth on.

Step 5: Make sure that your speaker is near your Bluetooth adapter/transmitter.

Step 6: Wait for the speaker to connect to your adapter/transmitter automatically.

Step 7: On your TV menu, find the Audio Settings and change it to “Digital Audio Format”/”PCM.”

Step 8: Play audio on your TV.

Step 9: Check if the sound is playing through your JBL speakers.

Can all JBL speakers connect to a TV?

All types of JBL portable speakers support Bluetooth.

But does that mean they can all connect to a TV?

That depends on a few conditions, such as:

  • Bluetooth connectivity on your TV.
  • If your TV has a working audio input port to connect the speaker to your TV.

Without either of the above, you may have trouble connecting your JBL speakers to your TV.

“But I have one of those two! Why won’t my JBL speakers pair with my TV?”

Try these troubleshooting tips from JBL:

Step 1: Restart your TV or Bluetooth adapter/transmitter by powering it off and on again.

Step 2: Restart your JBL speakers by powering it off and on.

Step 3: Press and release/press and hold the Bluetooth button on your JBL speakers.

Step 4: Wait for the speaker to say that it has paired with your device (through sound or blinking light).

Step 5: Select the right type of audio settings on your TV.

Step 6: Select the Bluetooth device on your TV as your JBL speaker.

Step 7: Play audio on your TV.

Step 8: Check if the sound is playing through your speakers.

If the above doesn’t work, contact the manufacturer for additional support.