1. dfaris's Avatar
    I have this great bluetooth headset I use to work out with and I would love to be able to listen to the radio using these instead of
    having to plug in a wired headset. Does anyone know if there is some kind of work around? I know it uses the wired headset as a
    antenna so maybe there is a plug in antenna that will still let the music flow to the bluetooth headset?

    01-02-2014 04:25 PM
  2. jmshub's Avatar
    Your phone needs the amount of wire in the headphones for the antenna, as you said. Without that antenna, your fm reception would be bad or non existent. Bluetooth transmitters just don't have the antenna required to pick up fm radio frequencies. You're better finding streaming or mp3s.
    palandri likes this.
    01-02-2014 05:55 PM
  3. badplanet's Avatar
    I think jmshub is correct but there might be a way. You need to have the wired earbuds/headphones in to start the radio but I have heard you can then pull them out and depending on the specific strength of the radio signal the station will keep playing though the phones speaker. You could then turn on your Bluetooth headphones and see if it works. Might be worth a try.....
    01-02-2014 06:56 PM
  4. dfaris's Avatar
    I was kind of looking for a antenna that I could plug in to pick up the station but then hear through my bluetooth headset.
    01-02-2014 09:45 PM
  5. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Are you sure there's no way of plugging in regular headphones, but still having the audio output to the Bluetooth headset? In know Windows Phone doesn't have robust Bluetooth settings, but it still seems possible.

    I know on the FM radio, you can pull up the settings and have the audio come out over your phone's speaker, even with the required headphones plugged in. Perhaps it's similar with Bluetooth?
    01-02-2014 10:33 PM
  6. dfaris's Avatar
    Well I looked for some setting that would let me do that but I have not found one.
    01-03-2014 10:45 AM
  7. dfaris's Avatar
    do you think something like this would work and let the audio go to my bluetooth headset?

    Amazon.com: 3.5mm FM Radio Antenna for Mobile Cell Phone 8.5cm/21cm: Electronics
    01-03-2014 08:55 PM
  8. jmerrey's Avatar
    01-03-2014 09:07 PM
  9. Charles Barnhart's Avatar
    Or download iHeart radio. That's what I use while cycling.
    01-03-2014 09:07 PM
  10. dfaris's Avatar
    Or download iHeart radio. That's what I use while cycling.
    Yes I use pandora but that is not the problem. The gym I go to has tvs mounted all over the place and you can listen to them by tuning in a
    radio frequency. So I cant tune in the freq and listen to it on my bluetooth headset.
    01-03-2014 10:14 PM
  11. bozza72's Avatar
    You can buy a Sony fm radio Bluetooth headset http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Sony-Ericsson...-/280585126831 i use it everyday at work and its awesome with my 920

    or this one with NFC https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...item20ce722f48
    watch the video from sony
    Last edited by bozza72; 01-03-2014 at 11:11 PM.
    01-03-2014 10:45 PM
  12. digikiwam's Avatar
    Get a Bluetooth transmitter (like the iKross Transmitter) and a 3.5mm audio extension cable. Plug the extension cable into your phone and the iKross Transmitter into the cable.
    Then pair your Bluetooth headphones with the Transmitter.
    The extension cable will provide the necessary antenna wire for Next Radio and the iKross Transmitter will allow you to "break the link" and use your favorite Bluetooth headphones.

    You can get a transmitter on Amazon for about $20
    mrgeology79 likes this.
    09-19-2016 02:29 PM
  13. mrgeology79's Avatar
    If you have a standard AM/FM radio with a headphone jack, you can buy a bluetooth transmitter for as little as $15 on Amazon. Plug the transmitter into the radio and pair it with your headphones, then you can listen to radio on your bluetooth headphones. I'm doing it right now. Only downside is that the bluetooth transmitter runs on a rechargeable battery that you'll have to recharge every few days (depending on use). I've been looking for a radio with an internal bluetooth transmitter, but no luck so far.
    HeyCori likes this.
    02-02-2017 08:05 AM
  14. Nuss Zeren's Avatar
    I've tried to play fm radio through a bleutooth headset Plantronics series M90 (you can connect 2 phones on the same time). didnt work with samsung, blackberry, nokia or any other smartphone. when you plug in 3.5 mm jack. bleutooth goes off. Except with one phone MTT protection (Mobile Tout Terrain). Both phones are still connected through BT headset + 3.5mm jack is in and i can listen fm radio through my BT headset. 3.5 mm jack must stay plugged in off course. good luck PPL
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    07-11-2017 05:56 PM
  15. Melissa Jones4's Avatar
    Yes there is a way to list to the radio through Bluetooth all you have to do is put regular headphones in and then sut up you Bluetooth Bluetooth headphones and it will come right through I have did it and it works I'm listening to it right now that way you just need to headphones and for the ants hands but it will come through the Bluetooth just try it respond back if it doesn't work
    05-08-2018 04:57 PM
  16. Melissa Jones4's Avatar
    Yes there's a way you can listen to the radio on your phone do Bluetooth all you have to do any pair of regular headphones stick it inside then put your Bluetooth on put the Bluetooth headphones on the radio and it will play through your Bluetooth headphones you just need the regular headphones for an antenna to make the sound come through I'm listening to it that way right now so I know it definitely works so let me know if it works for yall
    05-08-2018 05:00 PM

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