How Do I Connect Multiple Bluetooth Speakers to My Computer?
Recently, it has been difficult to play audio through multiple Bluetooth speakers simultaneously on Windows computers – however with just a bit of work you can now do just that!
Before streaming audio or videos from your devices to speakers, ensure they are paired and connected first. Follow these steps: 1. Turn on speakers 2. Access Bluetooth settings
1. Turn on the speakers
If you want to enhance the audio experience on your laptop, connecting multiple Bluetooth speakers is an excellent way to do it. The process is easy and will result in an immersive listening experience.
First, ensure your Bluetooth speakers are powered on and connected to your wireless network. Next, access your computer’s audio settings by clicking the sound/volume icon (which looks like a small speaker) near the clock in the bottom-right corner of your screen. From there, select up arrow to view list of audio devices before selecting name of speaker in list.
If the speakers haven’t yet been connected to your computer, click the add device button and follow the on-screen instructions to pair them. Repeat the process with any additional speakers you may own; once both pairs are established, audio from your laptop can be output through either of them.
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Once Stereo Mix has been set as your default device, configuring its speakers follows in much the same fashion as configuring your PC. Click Properties then Listen tab before checking the “Playback through this device” box and selecting your Bluetooth speakers from the list.
Note that to apply the changes, you will need to restart your computer, and if connecting more than two speakers requires creating a multi-output device in Audio Settings panel.
Each Bluetooth speaker’s setup varies, but most have a power or pairing button that can be pressed and held to begin the pairing process. They then typically emit sound or their Bluetooth indicator will flash quickly to indicate they’re in pairing mode; some come equipped with manufacturer apps that help connect their speakers directly to your computer if this doesn’t exist already; if that doesn’t exist either you could try third-party solutions like Virtual Audio Cable instead.
2. Turn on your computer
Before trying to connect Bluetooth speakers to your computer, it’s essential that your computer is turned on and in an area free of obstructions that could impede with its connection. Furthermore, ensure the speaker is within range – too far away could cause it difficulty connecting and may stop playing sound altogether. Furthermore, if it’s rechargeable be sure it has sufficient charge before trying to pair with your computer.
Once your computer is on, open up its Bluetooth settings on either a laptop or desktop and turn on any Bluetooth speakers you own. Next, make sure that each Bluetooth speaker is in pairing mode; please refer to its manual for detailed instructions on this matter as different models may vary in their instructions for doing this. When your speaker has entered pairing mode, select it in your Bluetooth settings on your computer and follow on-screen instructions until complete pairing process has taken place.
Now that your computer and speakers are linked together, it is easy to start playing music through them. Simply select Bluetooth speakers as the default playback device in your Sound Control Panel’s playback tab – this way the speakers will continue playing audio from your computer even after closing its Sound Control Panel!
Voicemeeter can also help you manage the audio output on your computer. It is free and offers many useful features, such as connecting multiple Bluetooth speakers simultaneously to your PC and switching the output device of your system.
If you are using a Windows computer, there are a couple of quick ways to connect speakers quickly and efficiently to it. First, hold down the “Windows” key on your keyboard or press it in the taskbar and then click “Add Bluetooth or Other Device.” Follow on-screen instructions for pairing.
As another way of pairing speakers together, another solution would be using the speaker manufacturer’s app on Windows to do it. Many manufacturers provide Windows apps which allow you to adjust speaker settings as well as including options for connecting multiple speakers at the same time.
3. Pair the speakers
If you want to connect two Bluetooth speakers together, the first step should be pairing them with your computer. Depending on your computer’s operating system, this may need to be done manually or through an app; for instance if using Windows go to Settings Bluetooth and toggle it on before clicking Add A Bluetooth Device then finding your first speaker before following its prompts to complete pairing it – repeat with second speaker for final pairing!
If your computer runs Android, a special app allows you to easily pair multiple speakers together. This method enables you to play music across all connected devices simultaneously while controlling each speaker’s volume individually. Furthermore, this app includes other features, including playlist manager which makes managing music collections much simpler.
Before beginning the pairing process, make sure your speakers are both turned on and within range of your laptop. Also ensure the battery in each speaker is fully charged to help facilitate a smooth pairing experience – for more help regarding this aspect please consult your speaker’s user manual.
Once your speakers are connected to your laptop, it’s time to connect them to your desktop computer. To do so, power on and connect your desktop computer to a power source, open up any app used for streaming audio files (for instance Spotify), click the sound/volume icon that resembles a speaker icon in said app and select your Bluetooth speakers from a list of available devices; follow any on-screen instructions provided to complete connection process.
On a MacBook, this can be achieved by accessing System Preferences and clicking “Audio.” Under Audio Settings, select your laptop’s Bluetooth speaker to Set as Default before selecting its counterpart as Listen Through This Device – after doing this your Mac should play sound through both speakers at once! If this doesn’t work try restarting your computer if this does not succeed.
4. Connect the speakers to your computer
If you own either a laptop or desktop computer, chances are you’ll require speakers in order to hear sound. Connecting Bluetooth speakers is simple; just follow these steps depending on your operating system and speaker model. In general though, turning on and pairing up Bluetooth speakers allows them to stream music and other sounds from your computer straight through them!
Modern laptops and computers typically include Bluetooth support; however, if yours doesn’t you can buy an adapter at a relatively low price to add wireless speaker connectivity via one of your laptop or desktop’s USB ports.
If your computer runs Windows 7, 8.1, or 10, connecting any Bluetooth speaker should be fairly easy. While the process might differ slightly from using a smartphone, it should still be straightforward; simply follow the manufacturer’s instructions when pairing Bluetooth speakers to it and configure audio settings so they are used as default speakers.
To do this, open the Start menu on your computer and use its search icon to type “Bluetooth.” When your results show up, click the Bluetooth icon from the list to access your Bluetooth settings and switch it on by toggling its slider; once complete, click Add Bluetooth/Other Device button and follow onscreen instructions to pair speakers with them.
Once paired, you can designate the Bluetooth speaker as the default output device for your computer by opening System Preferences and clicking Sound icon, then Output tab and choosing Bluetooth speaker as output device instead of laptop speakers or headphone jack. This will cause all audio to pass through it instead.
While you can connect multiple Bluetooth speakers to your computer, neither at once are supported by Windows’ native dual audio output functionality. There are, however, some workarounds available which may help.