Have you ever been in a meeting or presentation where the projector is projecting sound, but it’s not coming out of the speakers? If you have, you’re not alone.
This can be a common issue, but luckily it’s an easy fix. This blog post will show you how to get sound from projector to speakers. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions!
What Causes Sound to Not Reach a Projector and Speakers?
The sound not reaching the projector and speakers can be caused by multiple issues. The first step is to determine if this is caused by an equipment or configuration problem.
- Bad cable connection
- Bad cable
- The headphone jack is set to “off” or muted on the device playing sound
- Volume is turned down on the source of the sound, either a laptop or mobile device.
Steps to Fixing How To Get Sound From Projector To Speakers
To resolve this issue, try the following steps in order:
- Turn on the projector.
- Connect the appropriate cable between the mobile device and projector.
Check if there is sound playing from your laptop by pressing your laptop’s “F11” button (this will turn on/off your laptop’s speakers). You can also right-click on the volume icon in the taskbar and verify the volume is turned up.
If you do not hear the sound, press your “F4” button on a Windows PC or “Shift+F10” on a Mac to see if the laptop’s headphone jack is set to “off.” If it is, look for a secondary speaker icon in your taskbar and right-click on it to see if the volume is turned up. You can also check to ensure that your headphone jack isn’t muted by looking for a little speaker icon on the taskbar.
If no sound comes out of your laptop speakers, try using headphones in place of projecting sound with an HDMI cable. If the sound is playing through the headphones, the issue is with your projector.
If you still aren’t hearing the sound, check to see if your mobile device has sound by plugging in headphones into the headphone jack and checking if there is audio playing through them.
If you do not hear any sound, the volume on your mobile device is likely turned down too low. Make sure to check the volume settings on your mobile device. You can also use an audio cable instead of an HDMI cable if no sound is playing through the headphone jack.
How to get sound from projector to Bluetooth speakers
When you connect a Bluetooth device with your projector, sometimes it is necessary to provide a sound so that we can listen to any music through Bluetooth speakers. Here we will detail the steps on how you can get this done:
- Turn on the projector and power on your Bluetooth speaker as well.
- Now, press the volume up and down button on your device about 5 to 6 times until the volume level shows up on the screen.
- Now, go back to your computer and select “Playback Devices,” which is present under Sound Settings in Control Panel.
- Then, right-click on whatever it shows there and choose “Show Disconnected Gear.”.” After that, right-click again and choose “Show Disconnected Devices.”
- Finally, under both of these two settings, you will see a Bluetooth device named “Unknown” right-click on it and select “Enable.”
- Now, the sound should be playing from your Bluetooth speaker, and you can enjoy whatever you want to listen to.
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FAQs About the sound from projector to speakers
Q: Will this work for HDMI?
Yes, it will work for HDMI. However, if your device only has an audio cable and no video cable, the projector won’t show anything.
Q: What happens if I can’t hear sound playing from my laptop or mobile device?
To resolve this, press your laptop’s “F11” button (this will turn on/off your laptop’s speakers). You can also right-click on the volume icon in the task bar and verify the volume is turned up.
If you do not hear the sound, press your “F4” button on a Windows PC or “Shift+F10” on a Mac to see if the laptop’s headphone jack is set to “off.” If it is, look for a secondary speaker icon in your taskbar and right-click on it to see if the volume is turned up.
You can also check to make sure that your headphone jack isn’t muted by looking for a little speaker icon on the taskbar. If you still don’t hear any sound, try using headphones in place of projecting sound with an HDMI cable. If the sound is playing through the headphones, the issue is with your projector.
Q: What happens if my mobile device has no audio jack?
You can use an audio cable instead of an HDMI cable. Connect the audio cable to your smartphone or tablet and one of the USB ports on your projector.
Q: Can I control my projector from my laptop when connected over WiFi?
It is possible to control a projector connected through an HDMI cable or Miracast with a wireless mouse and keyboard. This works by opening up a virtual remote desktop connection to your projector from an app on your laptop.
Q: What if my keyboard doesn’t work properly when trying to control the projector?
The issue is that you have a “USB Over Network” connection set up through Splashtop, but the USB ports are not available for use with any other device.
You’ll need to manually disconnect the USB Over Network session through Splashtop by clicking on the computer’s name and then clicking on “Disconnect.” Alternatively, you may change the setting in Splashtop to disable the use of a USB connection.
Q: How can I wirelessly play sound from my projector to speakers?
Once you connect your laptop to the projector, it’s essential to go into the speaker settings and select “Use Default Audio Device” or change the sound output device to your wireless speakers.
Q: Can I use wireless speakers without connecting them?
Yes, you can also use wireless speakers if they are enabled with Bluetooth.
Q: Can I use a wired connection with my wireless speakers?
No, you cannot use a wired connection with your wireless speakers if they are enabled with Bluetooth. You’ll need to connect them through their USB port or an audio cable. Keep in mind that some wireless Bluetooth speakers might not be able to receive the audio properly if the projector is too far away.
Q: How do I get sound from a projector to HDMI speakers?
To get sound from a projector to HDMI speakers, connect the projector and speakers with an audio cable. After that, go into your computer’s settings and change the default playback device to the speakers.
Keep in mind that you might also need to switch where Windows is playing sound through by right-clicking on the volume icon in the taskbar.
Q: Can I use an HDMI cable or wireless connection to project with?
You can only use the HDMI cable to connect the projector and computer. If you want to enable wireless projection (which is possible with some projectors), you’ll need to make sure your computer is compatible with what’s required by the projector.
Q: How do I get sound from my Epson projector to speakers?
If you cannot get the audio from your Epson projector, make sure that you select “Use Default Audio Device” or change the sound output device to your speakers in your computer’s settings. You can also try connecting a set of headphones to the headphone jack on your laptop.
Q: How do I know if my projector is plugged in?
If you use an HDMI connection for projection with your laptop, the projector should show up as “Monitor.” You can also check to make sure that there is no sound coming out of the laptop’s speakers. If this is the case, it means that your computer isn’t projecting anything, or you don’t have an audio cable connected to your laptop.
So, there you have it! Three methods for getting sound from your projector to your speakers. We hope one of these solutions works for you and that you can now enjoy big-screen entertainment without any annoying sound problems. If you need help setting up or troubleshooting your audio equipment, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for assistance.