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Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows devices to communicate over short distances using radio waves and was originally designed to replace cables between personal computers, mobile phones, and other electronic devices.
Bluetooth has become ubiquitous in modern life. From cars to smartphones to fitness trackers, Bluetooth technology is everywhere – and this includes in our homes and TVs.
Whether you are looking to purchase your first Bluetooth transmitter for your TV, or are simply keen to find out more about how they work, read on for all you need to know!
What Is Bluetooth?
Before we take a closer look at Bluetooth transmitters in detail, it is worth having an understanding of the technology in general.
Bluetooth is a wireless communications protocol which enables two-way communication between various types of devices such as laptops, tablets, smart watches, mobile phones, printers, speakers, cameras, etc.
The range of Bluetooth devices is typically around 10 meters, although some newer models have been able to achieve ranges up to 100 meters.
The most common use of Bluetooth today is for connecting portable devices like mobile phones, tablets, and laptops to each other.
However, there are many other uses too, including enabling audio streaming from one device to another via Bluetooth headphones and allowing users to control their home appliances with their smartphone.
What Is A Bluetooth Transmitter For TV?
A Bluetooth transmitter for TV is a small transmitter that connects to your television’s HDMI port (or AV connection) and transmits the signal wirelessly through the air. This is ideal if you want to stream content from your laptop or tablet directly onto your TV screen.
You don’t need to connect the laptop or tablet to the TV physically, instead just plugging in the Bluetooth transmitter will do the trick, and this is great for saving time, space and effort; simply pop the transmitter into the TV, connect to your device, and you are ready to go!
How Does A Bluetooth Transmitter Work?
To understand how a Bluetooth transmitter works, let’s start with what happens when you plug in a cable to your TV. When you plug in a cable, the data travels over the cable, which is connected to the TV.
As the data passes through the cable, it gets converted into electrical signals, which travel along the wires inside the cable. These electrical signals are then processed by the TV, which converts them back into images and sounds.
Now, imagine that instead of using a physical cable, you were to use a Bluetooth transmitter. In this case, the data would travel over the airwaves rather than the cables, so there wouldn’t be any conversion involved.
Instead, the data would pass straight through the air, and the TV would receive the data as usual.
This is exactly how a Bluetooth transmitter works. A Bluetooth transmitter takes the data sent from your computer or smartphone and sends it out across the airwaves. Your TV receives the data and displays it on the screen.
How Do I Know My TV supports Bluetooth?
To check whether your TV supports Bluetooth, head to its manual or manufacturer’s website, where you should be able to see if it mentions Bluetooth compatibility. Alternatively, you can also check online – try searching Google for “TV bluetooth” and your model.
If your TV doesn’t support Bluetooth, then you can still use a Bluetooth transmitter to create connectivity and enjoy the same perks.
Adding a Bluetooth transmitter is a great way to upgrade your TV experience, and can make enjoying games, movies, and shows an easier and smoother experience for the whole household.