One of, if not the only, great things about a series of WiFi speakers, as opposed to multiple Bluetooth speakers, is that they hook up straight to the home internet system instead of relying on a computer, phone, or tablet. This is why people prefer wireless speakers for TV and music.
By the way, if you are specifically seeking a wireless speaker for a smart TV, check out our guide to wireless speakers for smart TVs. On the other hand, if you are buying a wireless speaker for an AV receiver, check out our article on connecting wireless speakers to a receiver.
This is especially helpful when, say, you normally use one device (phone) paired with the Bluetooth speaker, and that device isn’t in the house at the time (say your spouse or significant other isn’t home for example.)
Also, you won’t have those annoying alerts and notifications going off each time mom texts or an email comes in.
That gets in the way like when you’re at the gym, the music fades out each and every time a dang Facebook notification comes in.
Lastly, and here is the best part: you can play different music in different parts of the house. Whichever room you’re in, all you have to do is select the music that you want. The machine and network will take over and do the rest. Independent volume control and all.
The Sonos Play:1 is a great place to start looking as far as quality and price point. It starts at an awesome price and delivers stupendous sound quality. Try pairing them up and get a great-sounding system in the house.
Besides the SONOS, let’s look at some of our other favorite WiFi Speakers for the home and the outdoors.
Best Wireless Speakers For TV and Music
Look, it may not be the trendiest “I wanna’ rock out” choice” for some of you, but it’s a solid speaker system that sounds much better than you would think.
Actually, a lot better. It’s got good reviews from Big Boys like Engadget, CNET, and Business Insider.
Some, like Engadget, make the case that all you need is the Amazon Echo Dot. The big draw to the Echo is that is so much more than just a good speaker.
Downside: No battery, so it must stay plugged in to connect and work.
Best 360° Sound: Libratone ZIPP (WiFi and Bluetooth)
We like the Libratone because it’s cool, man. Great highs, booming bass, and 100 watts of power.
Like the Amazon Echo, the cylindrical shape of the Libratone gives us that 360° sound push throughout the room.
While we’re on the subject, sticking the Echo or the Libratone in a corner waste a lot of the 360 sound. It does much better on a kitchen island or coffee table if you don’t mind it being there.
This is an excellent speaker to connect to your receiver, for example. Here’s an article on how to connect wireless speakers to a receiver.
Downside: Price point
Most Affordable: Samsung Shape M7
The Samsung S7 is a viable competitor to Sonos and its wireless and affordable line of Wi-Fi speakers.
The difference is that it actually sounds better and can also stream Bluetooth.
And, of course, seamless integration and connectivity with Samsung TVs. Even though it sounds better than the Sonos Play:3, that doesn’t mean it is better. It has its limitations.
Downside: Only streams Pandora, Amazon, Rhapsody, TuneIn, and DLNA without Bluetooth.
Best Connectivity: Sonos Play:3
One of the best features of the Sonos is that you can always expand your sound later. With easy connectivity to other Sonos speakers, you can fill your house with rich sound by buying other PLAY speakers, a subwoofer, or a TV bar.
One nice feature is that, if you wanted to, you could enable your speakers to play different songs in different rooms.
Downside: Not the most aesthetic of designs
Loudest: Pure Jongo S3
In its early years, the Puro Jongo was willing and ready to take on the Sonos Play:3, but they did it with flashy grills and colors.
Now, it’s a grown-up product all on its own. We think that, currently, it’s the best competition that Sonos has, but still just a little bit below it in range of sound and clarity. But the Jongo does get loud.
So loud, in fact, that the bass can sometimes become a problem.
Downside: Limited multi-room functionality with 3rd part apps.
Best Sound Quality: SEREONIC Portable Wireless TV Speakers
SEREONIC portable wireless TV speakers have advanced built-in voice clarifying technology that enhances and focuses on the dialogue.
So, other than amplifying every sound, it makes the voice clearer and more intelligible.
Amplifies every sound
Comfortable to use
Portable as headphones
Long operating hours
Charge time of more than four hours
Can’t cover more than 100 feet
Best Sound Coverage: SIMOLIO Wireless Portable TV Speakers
SIMOLIO wireless is a portable TV speaker with excellent coverage. This speaker comes with a digital audio input, solving the need to buy an analog converter. It includes an optical cable.
Easy to use
Great value for money
Includes a digital optical input
Easy to adjust the volume
Best Pyle: Pyle Wireless TV Speaker
Pyle Wireless TV Speaker is another incredibly popular compact and lightweight audio device. It comes with an efficient base station that’s installed near the television. The TV speaker’s range is about 100 feet. It also includes a headphone output that ensures you get incredible and clear sounds without interruption.
Portable and lightweight
Compatible with home theaters
Easy to use and install
Can connect several speakers to the speaker system’s base station
Speaker might echo if you connect it to an incompatible device.
Batteries typically last for a short period.
Wireless Speakers for TV without Bluetooth
Bluetooth is the most common and affordable wireless connection technology. However, you still have a way out if your TV doesn’t feature Bluetooth. Your first option is to use radio frequency (RF) speakers.
RF speakers have a base that functions as a station and a transmitter. You must connect the base to your TV through AUX, RCA, RCA OUT, or other audio output ports.
RF speakers don’t cause sound delay like most Bluetooth. However, the signal gets weaker if there are obstacles between the base (transmitter) and the speaker (receiver).
Examples of RF speakers are Sereonic portable wireless, Simolio digital wireless, and Pyle wireless.
The next option that you have is Wi-Fi speakers. They are the next big thing when it comes to wireless audio. Most people use Wi-Fi speakers to make multiroom systems. Since these speakers aren’t completely wireless, you should connect your television to one of your speakers through analog or digital ports. This allows the speaker to stream the sound via your home network to similar devices.
Best Roku: Roku TV Wireless Speakers
Roku TV wireless speakers are easily set up and blend better with furniture. You can also integrate wireless subwoofers into the system to add low-frequency power.
Roku TV wireless speakers aren’t the right choice for individuals without a Roku TV.
- It comes with two functional remotes
- Full sound with true stereo imaging
Requires Roku TV to function
Best Sonos: Sonos Wireless Speakers for TV
Sonos has drastically changed the home audio streaming game through its wireless speakers. To get the best listening experience, you can connect the speaker to your TV via Bluetooth. For this to work, you should ensure the two devices are Bluetooth-enabled. If that’s not the case, you can consider a Wi-Fi connection.
The Sonos app offers you another innovative solution. Your Sonos speaker system has an app that you can control remotely from your computer or Wi-Fi-enabled phone.
It would be best if you paired each Sonos speaker to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer or smartphone and then connected at least one of your Sonos speakers via a cord to your TV.
You also have the option to use the APTX BT transmitter as your Bluetooth audio receiver. These transmitters are cheap and easy to use.
1. Is Sonos as good as Bose?
The Sonos Beam is simply excellent, thanks to its outstanding ecosystem and availability of various voice assistants. However, if you want a TV speaker to improve your TV’s sound, go with the Bose sound system.
2. Can I connect speakers to my TV wirelessly?
Yes, you can do so. For this, you need a Bluetooth transmitter. Connect the transmitter to the audio output on your TV after you have it. Depending on the sort of transmitter you select, it may require electricity.
3. What kind of wireless speakers work with Roku TV?
- Roku Streambar Pro.
- Roku Wireless Bass Pro.
- Roku Streambar
- Roku Wireless Bass.
- Roku Wireless Speakers.
4. Can you use wireless speakers without the internet?
Bluetooth operates on short-range radio waves rather than an internet connection. This implies that Bluetooth will operate whenever two compatible devices are present – no internet connection is required.
If you are seeking wireless speakers, you may be seeking them to replace your current wired colored speakers for a more wired setup.
One good alternative if you want to save some money is to use a wireless speaker kit instead. These kits will help you to give your wired speakers wireless functionality without sacrificing power. Once you have all you need, all that is left to do is to connect your wireless speakers to your receiver, and you’re ready to go! Finally, for a simpler setup, if you have wireless speakers, you can simply use a projector instead of a TV and you’ll have a full-fledged home theater system.