Best Projector With Bluetooth – Top 5 Picks

While Bluetooth hasn’t always been the reliable wireless connectivity workhorse it is in 2021, we’re more than happy to report that it’s slowly but certainly making its way into modern projectors, much like into virtually everything else. 

The slight issue with BT implementation in the specific case of projector technology, however, is that it’s not being introduced equally across the board. What we mean by that is that not every Bluetooth projector is going to offer the same features as every other. 

While some BT-ready projectors will let you do anything and everything with, say, your mobile phone, others are limited to purely being able to connect to Bluetooth speakers and virtually nothing else.  

It’s still a handy feature in either of these cases, to be sure, but we believe that it’s important for you to be fully aware of what you’re really getting with your purchase. 

Down below, you’ll find five of our choices for the best projector with Bluetooth you could buy, and we’ll go into as much detail as possible to explain what each of these devices can and cannot do. 

VAVA 4K UHD Home Theatre Projector 

  • Resolution: 4K UHD (pixel-shifting 1080p) 
  • Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 
  • Maximum Brightness: 2,500 ANSI lumens 
  • Bluetooth: full input and output 

Starting off with the strongest contender on this list, the VAVA 4K UHD projector is one of those products that doesn’t cheap out on virtually anything. Naturally, this does mean that it’s on the more expensive side of things, but that’s just how it is. 

What you’re looking at here isn’t just one of the best Bluetooth-ready projectors, but a stellar device all around.  

Capable of casting an incredibly vivid picture that’s further enhanced with HDR10 lighting (thanks to VAVA 4K’s 2,500 ANSI lumens lamp), this projector is a thing to behold. Naturally, this would all basically be for naught if it didn’t come equipped with a solid BT implementation. 

In practice, here you’re getting just about everything you could wish for out of a BT-ready projector. Not only can VAVA’s 4K offering cast audio via Bluetooth to whatever applicable sound-system you might have, but you can also send the content directly to the projector as well. 

This means that you should easily be able to cast content from your phone, tablet, or laptop via the projector. Alternatively, you could also use said device as a handy remote control token. 

As we said – VAVA 4K does it all with Bluetooth, if you want it to. It gets even better if you can get through the hefty asking price. This short-throw projector is an impeccable piece of tech in most other ways that matter as well.  

We mentioned its high resolution and solid luminosity rating already, but keep in mind that VAVA 4K delivers when it comes to color accuracy as well, and the integrated 60W Harman soundbar is nothing to scoff at, if you’ve got no additional audio gear available. 

Pros 

  • Stellar Bluetooth capabilities 
  • Phenomenal picture quality 
  • Decent integrated soundbar 
  • Easy to set up and use 
  • Doesn’t take up much space – it’s a short-throw projector 

Cons 

  • Expensive 
  • Not native 4K 
  • The internal fan can get loud at max brightness 

Anker Mars II Nebula Pro Portable Projector 

  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 
  • Maximum Brightness: 500 ANSI lumens 
  • Bluetooth: can be used as a speaker, can be operated via phone 

While most other BT-ready projectors will look somewhat disappointing compared to the VAVA 4K UHD projector, we felt it was important to establish what the pinnacle of Bluetooth integration looks like. Anker Mars II Nebula, sadly, doesn’t come with all the features featured in the VAVA projector. 

However, Mars II Nebula has got a few other things going for it. Not only is it far more compact – though not too compact, as it’s still pretty hefty and needs a charging brick – but it can also double as a dedicated Bluetooth sound system. 

That’s right: Anker Mars II Nebula comes with a downright phenomenal onboard audio solution, and its integrated battery is rated to run it for a whopping 30 hours in audio-only mode. 

A relative rarity in the projector headspace is that this one comes with a pre-installed version of Android 7.1, meaning that you don’t actually need to connect anything for it to play content. It’s a good thing, too, because while it does support Airplay (1.0), it won’t play copyrighted content. 

In practice, this means that you won’t be able to stream movies and TV shows from other devices using Mars II Nebula. Instead, you’ll need to rely on good old wired connections over Airplay and Bluetooth, or just use the projector’s integrated Android apps instead. 

Having said that, Mars II Nebula’s BT integration isn’t half bad, and while you can’t do everything with it like you could with the VAVA projector featured above, the ability to use Nebula as a dedicated speaker kind of makes up for that.  

There’s also the pricing to consider, of course, as Mars II Nebula is about four times cheaper than VAVA 4K UHD. 

Pros 

  • Very compact 
  • Easy to set-up and use 
  • Built-in Android 7.1 OS 
  • Surprisingly good integrated battery 
  • Great integrated speakers 

Cons 

  • Not as portable as some of its peers (comes with a charging brick) 
  • Not a good fit for outdoors/daylight use 

WiMiUs S4 Projector 

  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 
  • Contrast Ratio: 10000:1 
  • Maximum Brightness: 340 ANSI lumens 
  • Bluetooth: will connect to external BT-ready audio devices 

WiMiUs S4 is a middle-of-the-road choice far as this list of Bluetooth-ready projectors goes, but it still has plenty to offer as long as you don’t want all those fancy input features that are on show with the pricier projectors. 

This native 1080p projector offers – in general terms – just about everything you could ask out of a projector. While it’s not particularly bright, it does project a fairly decent picture with a color-accurate profile. 

Its Bluetooth features, do, however, leave a bit to be desired, as they’re limited purely to audio connectivity. Namely, WiMiUs S4 will easily connect to any and all BT-ready audio devices you might have (up to three, in fact), but that’s where its Bluetooth functionality ends. 

This is the case with the vast majority of BT-ready projectors, as it were. The reason we chose WiMiUs S4, in particular, is that it’s a solid and affordable device in general, and its baseline Bluetooth functionality is more of an additional goodie, rather than one of its main draws. 

Naturally, if the primary reason you’re looking into Bluetooth connectivity is for you to avoid unnecessary audio wiring, you’ll feel right at home with WiMiUs S4. Better still, you can pair your iPhone or Android device with this projector if you invest in an HDMI WiFi dongle. 

If you don’t mind sticking solely with BT audio, chances are that WiMiUs S4 is going to deliver on most fronts otherwise, as it offers a solid balance between quality and affordability across the board.  

Pros 

  • Support for native 1080p 
  • Shouldn’t break the bank 
  • Will connect to virtually every BT audio output you might have 

Cons 

  • No support for BT input 
  • Not particularly bright 

LG PF50KA Portable Projector 

  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 
  • Contrast Ratio: 10000:1 
  • Maximum Brightness: 600 ANSI lumens 
  • Bluetooth: will connect to external BT-ready audio devices 

LG PF50KA is not a stranger to these parts, and that’s for good reason: it’s an impeccable device considering the asking price, and the extra set of features it comes with are far from standard, and you’re not easily going to find them in competitor offerings. 

Specifically, what makes the PF50KA as impressive of a device is its integrated Smart TV and DTV functionality. Having a Digital TV tuner inside the projector means that you really only need to connect an antenna and then get immediate access to all the local over-the-air channels. 

This alone makes LG PF50KA a serious contender for a mainstream TV replacement, though its 600 ANSI lamp does mean you’ll need a way to control the ambient lighting of your living room, if that’s what you’re going for. 

As for Bluetooth specifically, PF50KA lets you connect to any BT-ready audio output you might have available, but that’s about it. Of course, this is a valuable feature. Doubly so if you’re looking to minimize the cords strewn about your room. 

While it’s hardly going to overtake the flagship VAVA 4K projector when it comes to BT connectivity, PF50KA easily holds its ground. Partially because it’s far more affordable, and partially because of its practical functionality. 

We didn’t mention picture quality all that much so far, but that’s because it’s precisely what you’d expect out of an LG product: great.  

Even today, in 2021, many mainstream projectors are still sticking with sub-1080p resolutions, which is far from ideal. LG’s dedication to delivering a proper full HD picture is clear here, and while it’s no 4K projector, PF50KA still offers a great experience no matter how you spin it. 

Pros 

  • Stellar picture quality 
  • Comes with a built-in battery 
  • Integrated Smart TV UI 
  • Integrated DTV tuner 
  • Bluetooth audio connectivity 

Cons 

  • Bluetooth is limited to audio output only 
  • Not too bright 

Xgimi Mogo Pro Bluetooth Projector 

  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 
  • Contrast Ratio: 5500:1 
  • Maximum Brightness: 300 ANSI lumens 
  • Bluetooth: will connect to external BT-ready audio devices, can be used as a dedicated speaker device 

Another Bluetooth projector that can pull double-duty as a dedicated speaker, the Xgimi Mogo Pro offers quite a lot of bang for your proverbial buck, not least due to its small package that’s positively loaded with features. 

Much as was the case with the Mars Nebula, the Mogo Pro is an incredibly impressive speaker, even if none of its other features interest you. It comes equipped with a pair of 3W speakers that deliver solid audio with surprisingly solid bass. There’s little to complain about here. 

Since this is a native 1080p projector, the image quality is decent enough, though its lamp does leave potential performance on the table, what with it only being able to eke out a meager 300 ANSI lumens. Naturally, Xgimi Mogo Pro is a small device, so that was to be expected. 

Xgimi Mogo Pro also comes equipped with Android 9.0 pre-installed, and its 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage will let you load the projector up with a select few apps and widgets for daily driving. It’s nothing ground-breaking, to be sure, but it’s neat. 

The whole package is a fairly enticing purchase at around $550, then. You get a smart Android TV and a reasonably powerful projector all bundled together in a very portable package. Better yet, the gadget can also be used as a competent Bluetooth speaker if you ever feel like listening to music. 

It’s hard to argue with something like that, and while Mogo Pro won’t be able to hold a candle to its more expensive competitors, it’s still a very serious contender in a more affordable price range. 

Pros 

  • Easy to set up and use 
  • Lightweight and portable 
  • Can be used as a dedicated BT speaker 
  • Integrated Android TV 
  • Great audio quality 

Cons 

  • Needs a darkened room for optimal performance 

Bluetooth Projector FAQ 

How much is a Bluetooth projector? 

Getting a Bluetooth-ready projector may set you back as “little” as just a few hundred dollars, or, if you’re chasing down a more high-end product, a few thousand. 

The specific integration of Bluetooth in any given projector won’t necessarily depend on its price, keep in mind. Some of the cheaper BT-ready projectors sit around the $500 price range but come with speaker functionality, as we’ve mentioned above. 

While there aren’t necessarily loads of these models, and while they often do need to forego some other specifications such as lamp luminosity output, they are a serious product to consider. 

If you’d like to get a top-of-the-line example of Bluetooth integration in a projector, however, be prepared to splurge. The vast majority of available projectors do still stick with BT as a potential audio output and little else. 

How can I make my non-Bluetooth projector Bluetooth-ready? 

While there’s no way to add full Bluetooth input/output like the VAVA 4K has to any old projector, there are some BT features you can upgrade your device with. Namely, you’ll need to invest in an AUX Bluetooth receiver. 

Once you have one of these dongles, you only need to plug one into your projector’s AUX jack. Then, set the dongle to work in transmitter mode, and you’ll have basic Bluetooth functionality good to go. 

Note, however, that this is output only. This means that, while you will now be able to hook up your projector via Bluetooth to any BT-ready audio devices you might have, it still won’t be able to receive information that way. 

What are the alternatives to Bluetooth in projectors? 

We can hardly blame you if this whole Bluetooth connectivity business sounds like too much work for too little gain. Chances are, in fact, that you could sidestep these potential issues using a dedicated streaming/casting dongle like the Chromecast. 

These devices include (but are not limited to): Nvidia Shield, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku Streaming Stick, Airtame, Miracast, and a wide variety of others. 

In most cases, all you’ll need to do is to plug one of these USB-sized devices into your projector, provide it with power, and then be able to stream content from, say, a mobile phone, a tablet, or a laptop directly to your projector. 

It sounds more complex than it is, and in most cases, you’re looking at a simple plug-and-play sort of setup process. 

Note, however, that this will often mean dealing with an additional cable running to your projector. In some cases, the power cord of the casting device might be able to supply your projector with power as well, but you’ll need to research the specific USB port configurations. 

Will there be an audio delay when using Bluetooth speakers? 

Yes – there is a good chance that your audio will be delayed while using Bluetooth speakers. In some cases, you might have no way of mitigating this issue, but not always. 

If you’re experiencing audio latency while using BT-ready speakers with your projector, try to look for ‘audio latency offset’ options, if at all available. If you can find something along these lines, you’ll be able to offset the audio for perfect V/A sync. 

Naturally, the availability of this tweak will depend on the specific devices you’re using.  

If there’s no audio delay or latency option available, you could also try turning off unused BT connections, as well as placing the source and the client devices closer to one another, as Bluetooth can be greatly affected by the distance between the two. 

We hope this list and short FAQ has helped you out with whatever questions you might have had about the best projector with Bluetooth. The technology will undoubtedly mature further as projectors become a more mainstream home cinema solution, so there’s much to look forward to.