How to Get FM Radio on a TV

By Greyson Ferguson

Although televisions are typically used to view TV stations and movies, you can also listen to FM radio stations through your TV speakers. You have two different options when it comes to playing the music through the TV. The first is to hook up an FM radio to the television, and the other is to obtain satellite TV service (such as Dish Network or DirecTV) because most offer satellite radio stations, often including your local FM stations.

Things You'll Need

  • TV
  • Radio
  • RCA cables/3.5mm-to-RCA cable

Step 1

Order satellite service if you decide to go this route. It is helpful to have both your television programming and radio in the same location; however, if you already use cable, you most likely don't want to switch services.

Step 2

Plug the RCA cables into the "Audio Out" port on the Radio. If you don't have the red and white audio ports, you can connect a 3.5mm-to-RCA cable into the headphone port on the radio. This takes the signal intended for a headphone and splits it off into the two RCA cables.

Step 3

Plug the RCA cables into the "Video In" port on the TV, even though you don't have the yellow RCA cable for video.

Step 4

Power on the TV and radio (or satellite receiver). If using a satellite receiver, switch down through the stations until you find the radio stations. Look through the radio listings until you find the station you are looking for. If using a radio, press the "Video" button on the TV. This changes the TV to the video input. Although no picture is present, you can hear all of the audio coming from the FM radio.