Best Bluetooth FM Transmitters (UK 2017)

Last updated: May 25, 2017

A Bluetooth FM transmitter will let you stream music wirelessly from your phone through your car’s FM stereo. You could use it to listen to MP3 files, podcasts, internet radio or streaming services like Spotify. You can also use a Bluetooth FM transmitter for hands-free calls while you’re driving.

Getting a Bluetooth FM transmitter is a cheap and easy alternative to replacing your old car stereo. Here’s a roundup of 7 the best Bluetooth FM transmitters available in the UK in 2017. All of the products reviewed here offer both hands-free calls and wireless audio streaming.

NameUSB portsSD/TF card readerPrice
VicTsing FM Transmitter2Yes £13.99
TeckNet F36 Bluetooth FM Transmitter2No £12.95
Pictek Bluetooth FM Transmitter1Yes £15.99
Patuoxun Bluetooth FM Transmitter 1Yes £11.99
Riida GB01 Bluetooth FM Transmitter2No £17.99
iClever Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter0Yes
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AUKEY Bluetooth FM Transmitter2No

 

VicTsing FM Transmitter

The VicTsing Bluetooth FM Transmitter (model number H-VT-0805) can be used for streaming music from your phone or an MP3 player or taking hands-free calls using Bluetooth.

This transmitter offers an easy and cheap way to upgrade an old car stereo that doesn’t have Bluetooth. You could also use it for listening to online radio via your phone.

Features

  • 44-inch screen
  • Plays music files in WAV, MP3 and WMA format
  • Play music from a USB drive or MP3 player
  • CVC noise cancellation for hands-free calls
  • Adjustable neck for changing the viewing angle
  • Auto-connects with the last paired phone
  • Dual 5V/2.1A USB charging port for quickly charging your phone
  • TF card reader

Dimensions: 12 x 6.5 x 5.7 cm

Pros

  • Very easy to use
  • Bright and clear LCD display
  • Hardly any radio interference
  • Good value for money

Cons

  • A loud voice says “waiting for pairing” and “paired” when you connect it
  • Not completely hands-free (you have to turn the radio down while taking a call)

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VicTsing now sell an upgraded version of this product, the VTBH081AB.

 

TeckNet F36 Bluetooth FM Transmitter

The TeckNet Bluetooth FM Transmitter (model number 78924), is a popular transmitter with Bluetooth 4.0 technology and two USB ports. It’s easy to control while you’re driving simply by rotating and pressing the device. This transmitter plugs into your cigarette lighter and uses an empty frequency on your FM radio.

Features

  • Comes with a warranty card, manual and 3.5 mm aux cable
  • FM frequency from 87.5 to 108.0MHz
  • Two USB sockets: one for charging a phone or other device, and one for connecting an MP3 player or flash drive.

Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.5 x 3.3 cm

Pros

  • Connects quickly and automatically to an iPhone
  • No interference or background noise
  • 2-year warranty available from Tecknet
  • Works well for hands-free calls

Cons

  • Prevents other FM channels at a higher frequency from working when it’s plugged in (this isn’t a problem if you set the frequency to 108).
  • Can only be switched off by unplugging it

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Read our full review of the TeckNet F36 here.

 

Pictek Bluetooth FM Transmitter

The Pictek Bluetooth FM Transmitter (model number PCA004B-PTUKA) is a popular and inexpensive device for taking hands-free calls and turning your car stereo into a Bluetooth speaker. It also offers USB charging to keep your phone powered up as well as a TF card reader for playing MP3s and other audio files.

Features

  • Built-in microphone
  • Displays incoming phone number
  • TF card reader (up to a capacity of 32 GB)
  • 18-month warranty
  • USB charging port
  • 5 mm aux-in port for connecting an MP3 player or other non-Bluetooth device

Dimensions: 16 x 12.4 x 5.8 cm

Pros

  • Quick and easy to set up
  • Versatile (Bluetooth, TF card reader, USB, aux-in)
  • Clear sound quality with minimal interference
  • Cheap

Cons

  • No power button—needs to be unplugged to turn it off

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Patuoxun Bluetooth FM Transmitter

The Patuoxun Bluetooth FM Transmitter (model number PCA004B-UK) is an affordable FM transmitter that’s designed to be easy to use. It offers a straightforward and cheap alternative to retrofitting a Bluetooth car stereo.

Features

  • Displays incoming phone number
  • TF card reader that can play files in MP3, WMA, WAV and FLAC formats
  • 44-inch screen
  • 5V/2.1A USB charger for charging a phone, iPad or other device
  • Bluetooth range of 30 feet
  • Aux input

Dimensions: 16.4 x 12.6 x 5.8 cm

Pros

  • 12-month guarantee
  • Good value for money
  • Simple and easy to set up and use
  • Lets you charge your devices quickly
  • Takes TF cards

Cons

  • Doesn’t display people’s names, just their numbers
  • Doesn’t have an off switch—you need to unplug it to turn it off

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Riida GB01 Bluetooth FM Transmitter

The Riida GB01 uses Bluetooth 4.0 and a built-in microphone to allow you to take hands-free calls. You can also activate Siri by pressing the control button for 1 to 2 seconds, making it potentially a good option for iPhone users.

Features

  • Available in white or silver
  • Hands-free call function
  • Built-in microphone
  • Works with Siri
  • Dual USB charger for charging two devices at once
  • 10m Bluetooth range
  • Bluetooth 4.0

Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 0.8 cm

Pros

  • Easy to set up
  • Compatible with vast majority of cars
  • Bluetooth auto-connect is quick and convenient
  • Good sound quality when taking calls

Cons

  • LCD screen can be difficult to read, especially when it’s sunny. The poor quality display is the worst thing about this transmitter.
  • No aux-in port
  • Sometimes there’s a lot of interference

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iClever Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter

The iClever Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter (model number IC-F53) is a very affordable FM transmitter that uses Bluetooth 4.0 technology to offer hands-free calls as well as music streaming. It plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter socket and uses a spare frequency on your FM radio.

Features

  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • Micro SD card reader (up to 32 GB capacity)
  • Plays music in WMA and MP3 format
  • 10m Bluetooth range
  • Remote control

Dimensions: 15.3 x 11 x 6 cm

Pros

  • Sounds good for both music and phone calls, with no background noise
  • Looks very nice
  • Solidly built
  • Being able to insert a micro SD card makes it versatile
  • Easy to set up

Cons

  • Microphone isn’t very sensitive
  • Quite large—might get in the way in your car
  • No USB charging port

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AUKEY Bluetooth FM Transmitter

The AUKEY Bluetooth FM Transmitter (model number BT-F4-UK) offers both hands-free calls and wireless audio streaming so you can use your car stereo as a Bluetooth speaker.

This Bluetooth FM transmitter is a bit more expensive than most of the competition, but it offers a discreet design with minimal interference and the ability to charge two devices via USB at once.

Features

  • 2 x 2.4A USB ports for charging devices
  • Built-in microphone for hands-free calls
  • 24-month warranty

Pros

  • Small and discreet
  • Minimal interference
  • Easy to set up

Cons

  • Relatively expensive
  • Voice clarity when calling people could be better

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