How to Connect Speakers to TV without any Receiver?

Luck is not always in our favor, now is it?

Think about it. Sometimes we get stuck in such situations where the things are pretty crucial and not likely to patch up.

That can happen with your speaker and TV too.

Receiver, we know how important this name is in the electronic universe. It's an essential thing to form a wired connection and you can't connect things if there's no receiver in the end. I mean, if there's nothing to 'receive', how is it supposed to 'receive'?

So, no doubt, we need a receiver to form a connection.

And here comes the bad luck part.

You're supposed to connect your audio system to the TV, what if the receiver breaks or gets damaged?

Yes, this can happen. Well, I know, 'cause I've been the sufferer as well.

If you think seriously, it is actually a big problem. You don't have a receiver for some reason, how are you supposed to connect the speaker to the TV?

It is, indeed, a very good substitute for receiver. When you don't have a receiver or it's damaged for some reason, you can use a stand-alone 2 channel amplifier. It kinda works in the same way.

When we want to boost our speaker's sound quality and also want to connect it to the TV at the same time, an amplifier is compulsory. It works as a receiver for the speaker on behalf of the TV. You can apply the same tactic here.

Bring an amplifier and connect to the TV's AUDIO OUT port or HDMI port. After connecting them, use the amplifier's speaker output to connect to the speaker or the number of speakers. Now the TV audio will transform to the amplifier and then the speaker.

See? You will be able to use the speaker with the TV and no receiver was required.

However, there is a condition. This technique won't be fruitful if the speaker consume a high amount of power. 2 channel amplifier won't be able to cope with much power handling. The TV model matters too.


Hub is a great substitute for receiver.

Hub is a type of repeater that includes more than two ports for connecting devices. It's actually used for connecting computers and creating LAN network, but you can use it for speaker and TV connection as well.

Hub kinda looks like receiver, but smaller in size. The prize is very cheap, another advantage of it.

There are two types of hub - active hub and passive hub. Active hub is referred as the 'intelligent hub' due to its critical algorithm that allows it to check the received signals and take a decision based on them. On the other hand, passive hub just transmits signals, without any inspection.

For the connection between TV and speaker, you should use pasive hub because there's no actual use for active hub here.


Though decoder is not meant for such activity, its ports can still come handy to form a connection.

Wireless Connection

The best solution indeed, huh? If there's no wire to connect, why would you need a receiver? Yes, when the privilege of wireless connection is available, there's no certain importance of receiver. At all.

Now there are several ways for wireless connection, but we're gonna talk about the most popular and applied one: Bluetooth.

If your TV is Bluetooth enabled and so is your speaker, you can easily connect them without using any cable, let alone a receiver.

The problem is, this technique is not applicable for all TV and Speakers. There are only a few SMART TVs of LG, Samsung and Sony that come with such privilege. Other TVs and speakers without Bluetooth cannot take the advantage of this technology.

Direct Connection

You may ask, why wasn't that mentioned in the first place? To be fair, it's not that effective like it sounds. Well, if it was really effective, why would you bother about a receiver anyway?

However, there's no harm in trying. Connect the speaker cords directly to the TV output if possible. If it works, that's fantastic. Otherwise, you gotta consider that it wasn't your lucky move.

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