Every projector, whether budget-friendly or premium, comes with an inbuilt speaker.
Some projectors deliver quality sound, and others are just ordinary ones that produce low-level sound.
So, if your projector is one of them or you want a truly cinematic experience, then connecting an external speaker will be right for your projection system.
Different Connection Method
Every set of speakers comes with different input and output systems. The way it is connected depends on its cross-compatibility.
Some projectors will have a 3.5mm audio jack or Bluetooth connectivity to connect external speakers to a projector which we have explained the process below.
How to connect a speaker to Projector Through a 3.5mm Jack?
Turn Off Projector
To start the process, turn off the projector to be safe. Many people plug the audio port without turning off the projector which can be dangerous.
Now, if your projector and speaker have a 3.5mm jack, take an aux cable and insert one end inside the projector and another inside the speaker.
Go to Menu
Now go to the menu option in your projector and select the external source as speaker. Now play anything on the screen, and you will hear the sound from an external speaker.
How To Connect External Speaker From HDMI
Generally, the projectors bought for home entertainment come with a different connection method, with some having VGA or separate HDMI ports.
If your projector has HDMI, then you need to use a male HDMI cable on both ends to connect from the projector.
Connect one end to your system’s female HDMI output and the Projector’s Female HDMI input.
That’s It, and the visuals would be cast on the projector screen, and sound will come out of the Projector itself.
The HDMI cable can transfer visual and audio signals from the source to the selected option from the projector menu.
How to get sound from the projector to speaker wirelessly?
If your projector has a Bluetooth connectivity feature, it will be easier to connect the sound to the external speaker without connecting wires.
Suppose your projector does not have Bluetooth capability. In that case, you can buy a transmitter or connector, which will pair both devices automatically.
But for that, you will need to connect the transmitter to the projector, which will then automatically connect from a Bluetooth speaker.
- All you need to do is switch the Bluetooth on both devices.
- Now go to the menu option in a projector, select Bluetooth, and add a new device.
- Add the speaker, and you will hear a beep sound, indicating that both devices are successfully paired.
- Play anything, and you will hear the sound on the speaker.
Why is it necessary to connect External Speaker to Projector
Nobody likes a low-sound movie when many people are in the room. So the audio is essential.
Because what’s the point when you have a premium projector in your house and sound quality you are getting of low quality?
So, the sound is also important when you have invested your hard-earned movie in watching and getting theater-type feelings.
Can you hear the sound after doing all the above methods?
If you are still hearing the sound from the projector’s internal speakers, you either have made some mistake or recheck the volume.
In this scenario, you have connected the cord to the wrong port, or your aux cable might be broken.
If you are pairing with Bluetooth, reset both devices and try it once again, which will solve the problem.
Can You Recheck the Projector Volume?
Many people either put the volume to zero or mute the sound completely. So, double-check the volume from the projector’s manual button or a remote control.
Will I get sound when connected to a gaming device?
Yes, you will get the sound from the gaming console, and the procedure will be the same. But you should know how to connect the gaming device to projector.
There are a lot of external audio devices you can hook up to your Projector, but the connection method and ports will depend on what type of device it is.
We hope the above guide helps you connect a speaker to a projector if that’s something you need help with—we cover all the different types and provide some helpful tips on getting started.