How To Connect Multiple Bluetooth Speakers At The Same Time
Bluetooth standards continue to improve over the years, allowing you to connect your favorite multiroom speakers seamlessly with your phone, tablet, or PC. This connection also helps if you want to place your speakers in each room of your house.
The wireless speaker design is also a good enough reason to buy one. As the name implies, you don’t need a messy connection of wires to enjoy sound — and you can take them along anywhere. If you want to learn how to connect multiple bluetooth speakers to one device easily, you will find the steps to do so in this post.
Can you connect multiple bluetooth speakers to one device?
You can use apps to connect multiple bluetooth speakers to one device. Most speakers have a native application for linking two or more pairs. For example, JBL has JBL Connect+ and Sony has Headphones Connect. You can download the apps from your App Store or the Google Play Store, and on your PCs if there is a version available.
Buying speakers from the same brand offers better compatibility than when you cross-match speakers from different manufacturers. If your speakers are from different brands, you may experience difficulties connecting them with the applications. Fortunately, third party apps exist that you can use to pair mismatched speakers.
Use the following steps to connect different speakers to one device simultaneously on Android, iPhone, and PCs.
1. Connect multiple bluetooth speakers with mobile apps
AmpMe, Bose Connect, and Boom & Megaboom by Ultimate Ears are among the best apps to connect multiple bluetooth speakers. AmpMe doesn’t require you to have the same speaker brands, but you will need multiple smartphones to sync your music across different speakers. For example, AmpMe lets you create a ‘party’ where you can add family and friends. The creator of the party is in control of the music, but other members can send in song requests or become Guest DJs to create a playlist.
Meanwhile, Boom & Megaboom and Bose Connect allow you to pair one smartphone with two speakers at the same time, but the speakers have to be from the apps’ companies. For example, you can only connect multiple Bose smart speakers or speakers made by Ultimate Ears. If you have a JBL speaker instead, you won’t be able to make a connection. If your speakers have a native application, download it from your device’s store or the manufacturers website.
AmpMe is available for Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS devices. Bose Connect is available on Android and iOS devices only, and the same goes for Boom & Megaboom.
2. Use Samsung’s Dual Audio feature
Samsung’s Dual Audio feature allows you to connect your smartphone to two speakers or headphones and stream sound simultaneously. Currently, the feature is only available for select Samsung smartphones. If you don’t see it on your Samsung device, it means you don’t have it. Also, your device needs to be running Android 8 or higher OS versions. If you own a Samsung phone, follow the steps below to use the Dual Audio feature:
- Ensure to turn on your speakers and pair them with your smartphone.
- Swipe down from the top of your screen to open the Notifications panel.
- Tap Media or Media output.
- Tap the checkboxes beside both speakers from the Media menu and play any song you want to. The audio will start playing from the speakers simultaneously.
3. Use HomePod Stereo Pair
HomePod Stereo Pair works like Samsung’s Dual Audio feature, but it’s restricted to Apple devices. You can connect your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook to two HomePod speakers and stream music at the same time. The speakers have to be an exact match, hence you can’t use a HomePod and a HomePod mini speaker together. If your speakers aren’t HomePods, then you need a third party application to connect them.
HomePod Stereo Pair doesn’t support third party speaker connections. You need at least iOS 11.4 or a MacBook with macOS Mojave. Also, your speakers need a minimum of iOS 11.4. Also, if you connect two HomePod speakers, only one can use Siri, set alarms, and answer phone calls. Follow the steps below to pair your speakers with HomePod Stereo Pair:
- On your iOS or iPadOS device, open the Home app.
- Tap and hold a HomePod.
- Scroll down and tap the Settings button.
- Tap Create Stereo Pair and follow the onscreen prompts.
Enjoy surround sound from two speakers with ease
Smartphones and tablets allow you to use apps to connect multiple bluetooth speakers. With PCs, the process is a bit tricky. Your computer needs to have Bluetooth 5.0 and you will need a speaker that has buttons for pairing with another speaker. This way, you don’t need to download an app.
If your PC doesn’t have Bluetooth 5.0, you can buy a USB adapter that will give your PC the capabilities. Bluetooth 5.0 adapters can work with any PC as long as it has a built-in Bluetooth radio hardware and a USB port. You will need to disable your PCs default bluetooth hardware to avoid it conflicting with the new one.
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