If you’re looking for something a bit different and would like to find the best Bluetooth speaker with radio, this article is for you. It’s a feature that most Bluetooth speakers don’t offer, but we’ve managed to find 5 of the best Bluetooth speakers with radio functionality on the market today.
The list below will feature some Bluetooth speakers with FM radio only and a few others will feature FM/DAB functionality, check the specs table carefully to choose the one that best suits your needs.
DBPOWER Bluetooth Speaker with Radio
This speaker by DBPOWER tops our list of budget Bluetooth speakers and combines compact design, portability, and good audio performance. This wireless speaker is part of DBPOWER’s mini speaker range, which has been designed to deliver high-quality stereo sound wirelessly and clearly for hours.
Music can be streamed via Bluetooth, but also directly via the USB port and micro-SD card slot located at the back of the device. A 3.5mm audio cable is also provided, this can be used with other devices like MP3 players.
The unit is powered by a rechargeable battery that provides up to 8 hours of non-stop audio. Additional functions such as a clock, alarm function, and FM radio are also part of this Bluetooth speaker set. And being a Bluetooth device, this speaker also supports hands-free calling. Full specs include:
|Playback Time||Up 8 Hours|
|SD Card, TF card, USB Playback
August SE50 Bluetooth Speaker with Radio
Also in the budget category, this Bluetooth speaker with FM radio provides an interesting departure from the ultra-sleek and modern design that characterizes the majority of wireless speakers out there. This August device boasts an appealing retro design where plastic and metal have been replaced by a wooden finish effect.
This wireless speaker unit comes equipped with two front-facing 15W speakers, which despite being hidden from sight deliver a remarkable performance across the whole audio spectrum. Bluetooth pairing couldn’t be easier: simply push the Bluetooth button on the unit’s control panel and you’re done. If you prefer it, an alternative connectivity option is available via a 3.5mm jack.
Also bundled with this speaker set is a built-in FM radio that gives you the option of saving your 10 favourite stations by simply pressing the ‘menu’ button. Radio signal is boosted thanks to an extendable antenna that can be neatly stored as and when required.
This Bluetooth speaker has a 10-metre (32 feet) range in open spaces, and once fully charged, the battery provides a total playback time of up to 9 hours. Full specs include:
|Playback Time||Up to 9 hours|
Roberts Radio Blutune 50 Bluetooth Speaker with Radio
The Roberts Radio Blutune is an excellent option if you are looking for a Bluetooth speaker with radio in the mid-range price bracket. In fact, this Roberts device is more than just a speaker with radio functionality: it is a complete sound system supported by 2.1 stereo speakers that stream crisp and clear audio wirelessly.
This Bluetooth sound system is larger than other similar devices without being cumbersome. Round edges and a matt finish add an elegant touch to this device, which also offers easy set-up and intuitive controls, including two front-facing dials that simplify volume control and radio tuning.
Nice touches include a dimmable LCD display, 20 FM radio station pre-sets, weekday and weekend alarms, a USB port that allows you to charge mobile phones and tablets, and a headphone socket for a more private listening experience. Full specs include:
1byone DAB/FM Bluetooth Speaker with Radio
This 1byone Bluetooth speaker with FM radio stands out due to its excellent price-quality ratio, since few other Bluetooth speakers offer DAB and DAB+ digital radio technology and top-quality sound for just over £45 (at time of writing).
This Bluetooth radio combines the best design elements of old-school radios with modern technology, and while it’s not a stereo speaker set, it delivers clean and detailed sound free of hissing and crackling.
Three clearly labelled rotary controls are fitted on the side of this Bluetooth radio which keeps the front panel uncluttered, contributing to its stylish appearance. Additional control buttons are located on the top of this Bluetooth radio, allowing you to dim the display screen, set the alarm to snooze, and select and save your favourite radio stations.
This 1byone digital radio can be paired with any Bluetooth-enabled device and offers a hands-free call function, as well as a clock setting, two separate alarms, 20 pre-set radio channels, a micro-USB charger, and direct connectivity with phones, tablets, or computers via a 3.5mm cable. Full specs include:
|Playback Time||Up to 3.5 Hours|
|Bluetooth Version||2.1 +EDR|
Pure Pop Midi Bluetooth Speaker with Radio
Combining DAB technology with Bluetooth capabilities, this Pure Pop Midi radio not only looks great but it also does its job seamlessly. Despite its larger-than-average dimensions (17.3 cm x 10.2 cm x 9.3 cm), this unit is surprisingly lightweight and compact.
DAB technology gives you a wider choice in terms of the radio stations available, as well as an interference-free listening experience.
Volume and tuning controls are located at the top of the device, which contribute to this radio’s minimalist appearance. The Pure Pop Midi Portable DAB Digital/FM Radio comes with a micro-USB charging port, but unlike other DAB Bluetooth radios, it can also be powered with regular AA batteries, which turn it into a fully portable music box.
Other handy features include a double alarm system, a kitchen timer, a 3.5mm jack for additional connectivity options, and an expandable antenna. Full specs include:
|Battery Powered (sold separately)||Yes|
APIE Classic Sound Cannon
The APIE Classic Sound Cannon Bluetooth speaker with radio is a budget friendly device that packs a lot user friendly features into a very lightweight and compact device. Apart from a FM radio you’ll find a USB port for audio playback from USB devices, a MicroSD slot and an AUX input for any older non-Bluetooth devices you might have.
Pairing with this speaker is a piece of cake thanks to the built-in Bluetooth v3.0 + EDR profile which allows for a wireless range of up to 10m. The Sound Cannon has an average playback time of up to 10 hours depending on volume and type of music being played. Full specs include:
|Playback Time||Up to 10 Hours|
|Battery Charge Time||3 Hours|
|Bluetooth Version||v3.0 + EDR|
|Micro SD Compatible||Yes|
This selection of the best Bluetooth speakers with radio exemplifies all the advantages of these great little devices: optimal portability for top-quality sound on the go, an easy and wire-free set up, versatility, and a wide range of attractive design options to suit all preferences.