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One Bluetooth speaker offers a high-quality, portable audio system. Two or multiple Bluetooth speakers and you have a surround-sound system in the comfort of your home. Except, while most of us know how to connect one speaker, trying to connect the second one often leads to disconnecting the first.
If you are trying to find out how to connect two Bluetooth speakers at the same time, our concise guide will show you the way.
How to connect two Bluetooth speakers?
The process for connecting two Bluetooth speakers differs a little depending on the device. So, we’re going to take you through each one of them. After all, some days you might want to hear music from your laptop and other days, watch a movie on your phone.
That said, let’s check the methods for all the major device types.
Pair Two Bluetooth Speakers To A Windows Laptop
To pair two Bluetooth speakers on a laptop with a windows system, the speakers have to be compatible with one another. Essentially, you will be connecting one Bluetooth speaker and then pairing the connected one with the other speaker.
The Bluetooth speakers have to be of the same model for this or at least of the same brand.
Step 1: Turn on the two Bluetooth speakers.
Step 2: Press the Play/Pause button for one of the speakers for about 5 seconds.
The one you didn’t press play on would connect with the other speaker. Usually, speakers have an indicator light that will let you know.
The blinking light means the speaker has yet to connect to something. The one not blinking has already been paired with the other speaker.
Step 3: Click on the windows option on your laptop. From the menu, click on Settings.
Step 4: The Settings options are as follows:
We are selecting Devices.
Make your laptop discoverable by clicking on the On/Off button under Bluetooth.
Step 5: Click on Add Bluetooth or other device.
A menu will pop up displaying the following:
Of course, select the Bluetooth option.
Windows will begin an immediate scan.
Once your device is detected, it will show up. All you have to do is select your Bluetooth speaker.
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Place your speakers on two sides of the laptop for a richer experience. Bring up a video and play it to see if you’re getting sounds from both sides. You most definitely should be.
Pair Two Bluetooth Speakers To Mac
The steps for connecting Bluetooth speakers to a Mac OS are drastically different from Windows. The process is a bit complicated, though smoother in the long run. So, without further ado, here we go:
Step 1: The two Bluetooth speakers should be on and visible.
On your Mac, click on the Apple icon. From the drop-down menu, select System Preferences.
The new menu would have Bluetooth as one of the options. Click on it.
Step 2: Mac would scan for the speakers and it should show up within seconds. Click on the Pair button beside the name of the devices.
Your troubles don’t end here though.
Step 3: Go back to the main desktop menu by clicking on the Finder icon. You should see the Go button close to it.
The options under Go are:
Click on Utilities.
A new window shows up:
Choose Audio MIDI Setup.
Step 4: Audio Devices opens up a whole new world.
We will choose the plus icon at the bottom though.
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Step 5: Your Bluetooth speakers will pop up but you’ll notice only one is selected. Pick the other one too.
Step 6: Go back to System Preference. This time, select Sound.
On the menu, Multi-Output Devices is the one you want to select.
Now, you’re done.
You should get a rich audio experience from the two Bluetooth speakers.
Connect Two Bluetooth Speakers To Android Phone
The good thing about Android is that you can pair Bluetooth speakers from completely different companies with zero issues.
Step 1: Make your Bluetooth speakers visible.
On your smartphone, go to Bluetooth by going to Settings and selecting Connections. Inside Connections, you will have to tap on Bluetooth.
Otherwise, you can drag down the menu button from the top of your skin. Hard press the Bluetooth icon and it will open up.
Select the On/Off toggle to turn on your phone’s Bluetooth.
Step 2: The name of the speakers will show up. Click on one of them and you will be asked to confirm. Tap on OK and the 1st speaker is paired.
On the top right of the screen, there is the Scan option. Tap on it and the name of the second device will appear. Follow the same process as before.
Step 3: Swipe the screen from up to down to get the top menu again.
You will notice Devices and Media just below the various icons.
Tap on Media.
Step 4: Under audio output, only one speaker would be selected. You can get this is the one being used due to the blue tick mark beside it.
Toggle On the other Bluetooth speaker.
A notification will appear informing you that both devices can be used.
Depending on the android version, these steps would be more or less the same.
To adjust the volume, you can use the volume slider under the name of each speaker on the Media section. Or you can press your phone’s physical volume button, which will lead to the slide for both devices popping up.
Connect Two Bluetooth Speakers To iPhone
The iPhone method isn’t surprisingly that different from connecting to android. Only the last couple of steps veer off.
Step 1: Follow the steps for connecting to android up to Step 2 for this.
The only difference is that when you tap Settings on iPhone, the Bluetooth option is out in the open and one of the first ones in the menu.
Step 2: Swipe the phone from the top so the Control center opens up. There, you will see Music.
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Right of the music is the Airplay icon. Tap on it.
Step 3: The list of connected speakers will pop up under Airplay.
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There would be small circles with tick marks in addition to the name. For the Bluetooth speaker that is not selected, tap on that circle.
Voila! Your iPhone is now connected and capable of playing two Bluetooth speakers at the same time.
It would be wonderful if Windows allows us to link speakers from different brands and models to the same laptop at some point. For now, these privileges are possible on Mac, iPhone, and Android.
Up until Bluetooth 4.2, it wasn’t possible to link multiple speakers to a device at all. Now, we’re living with 5.2, which allows this and more.