Connecting two Bluetooth speakers to your smart device is relatively easy. You do not need any additional hardware accessories. However, the devices should be compatible with each other.
You can pair your smart device and Bluetooth speakers using either an app or the speaker’s in-built features. The latest speakers come with in-built features that allow you to connect seamlessly with multiple devices. For older speakers, you will have to use an app.
The following article explains the different ways using which you can connect multiple Bluetooth speakers to your smart devices.
But first, let us see the importance of Bluetooth technology in connecting different devices.
Bluetooth’s Previous Limitations
Bluetooth is arguably the most popular option for connecting devices. Almost all digital devices come with the Bluetooth option. It eliminates the need for a wired connection.
However, Bluetooth connection is not without limitations. When you talk about the first version of Bluetooth, it had a very short range. You can not connect to a device located in a different room. The connectivity was also limited to only one device.
The data transfer was very weak. There were audio latency issues. Furthermore, the device will lose the charge soon.
To overcome these, the wireless technology has been receiving constant upgrades. With each new update, the feature becomes better than its previous version. In this line, the latest Bluetooth version is 5.2.
The latest version has unlocked many new features. With this version, you can connect your smart device to two Bluetooth devices. Likewise, the other parameters have also significantly improved.
Different methods to establish a connection between your phone and multiple Bluetooth speakers
Some devices come with built-in features using which you can establish a connection. Others have an app to connect them with each other. However, in all cases, your phone and speakers should be compatible with each other.
Below are the different ways using which you can connect your phone to multiple Bluetooth speakers.
AmpMe is not brand-specific. It is a versatile method to connect Bluetooth speakers of different brands. No wonder it is the most preferred way for connecting multiple Bluetooth speakers. You can connect your smartphone and Bluetooth speaker to stream audio. You can stream audio from your offline library or online platforms.
With this, you can also create or join parties. The host who creates the party controls the stream. However, party members can send a request to play different music.
You will have to download the app and register using your Google account. Alternatively, you can sign up with your Facebook account as well. You will have to turn on the location services. The app also lists contacts from your phone book who use AmpMe.
Once you have downloaded the app, follow the steps below to start a party
- Tap the (+) Plus icon.
- Select the audio platform (YouTube, JioSaavn, Spotify)
- Tap on the Connect option.
- Create an account using Google or Facebook
- Now, you can add your favorite songs and create a playlist.
- Invite your contacts to start a party.
Samsung Dual Audio
The popular smartphone company has developed an in-built feature to connect two Bluetooth speakers. However, it is only available in Galaxy S8, S+, and newer modes. The Dual Audio feature is compatible with most speakers.
With this, you can connect up to two speakers. When you connect to a third speaker, the first one disconnects automatically. You can establish the connection even if your speakers do not have Bluetooth 5 version.
Follow the steps below to connect your Samsung phone and speakers.
- Select the Bluetooth option from the Settings menu.
- If your phone uses the Android Pie version, tap the Advanced option. If it has a previous Android version, tap the Menu (three vertical dots) icon.
- Turn on the Dual Audio feature.
- After this, visit the Bluetooth option.
- Pair your phone and speaker/headsets. Ensure that you have turned on the Bluetooth option in your speakers.
- You can now stream your audio.
HomePod Stereo Pair
Apple’s products are not compatible with other devices. You can not establish a connection with other brand devices. Apple’s HomePod Stereo Pair allows you to connect your iPhones to HomePod speakers.
When you set up two HomePods in the same room, you can use them as stereo speakers. Alternatively, you can use the Home app to connect two HomePods to your iPhone.
Below are the steps to establish a connection between your iPhone and HomePods.
- Open the Home app and tap the Settings menu.
- Tap on the Create Stereo Pair option.
- Select Second HomePod option.
- The app will display two HomePod icons. Tap a HomePod to connect it to your iPhone.
- Tap the second HomePod to connect it.
- Tap Back, and then Done.
Bose is one of the most popular Bluetooth speakers. It has its own app to allow users to connect their Bluetooth speakers and phone. With the Bose Connect app, you can connect your phone and speakers in either party mode or stereo mode.
In party mode, both speakers play the same thing. With stereo mode, one speaker delivers the right channel and the other delivers the left channel. You can connect two speakers, two headphones, or a headphone and speaker. It is entirely up to you.
You can also connect two speakers with your phone without the app. Long press the Bluetooth and volume buttons to turn on the party mode. The party mode allows you to connect multiple speakers with your phone.
The below steps will help you set up the connection between your phone and speakers using the app.
- Turn on both speakers. Connect one speaker to your phone using the Bluetooth option.
- Open the Connect app from your phone. Turn on party mode.
- You will see the option to connect to the second speaker.
- Once you connect the speakers, they will be in party mode by default.
- If you want to change it to stereo mode, long-press the Bluetooth and volume buttons in your speakers.
- Hold the buttons until the speakers say “stereo mode”.
- Similarly, you can toggle back to party mode.
The latest JBL speakers come with an in-built feature to connect them with each other. They come with either a Connect, Connect+, or PartyBoost feature. Using this, you can connect up to 100 JBL speakers which is more than you need.
Use the steps below to connect your JBL speakers and phone
- Turn on the speaker and connect it to your phone using Bluetooth.
- Now, turn on the second speaker, and press the Connect, Connect+, or PartyBoost button.
- It will activate the connectivity feature. Now, the speaker will connect to your other speaker and phone.
- Similarly, you can connect multiple speakers to your phone.
- With the help of the JBL Connect app, you can configure two JBL speakers to work in stereo mode.
Similar to other speaker brands, Ultimate Ears also has its app. Using this, you can connect over 150 Ultimate Ears speakers. The app is compatible with Boom 2, Boom 3, Megaboom, and Megaboom 3 speakers.
Furthermore, the app has a party-block feature. It prevents unauthorized users from joining your party. You can connect your phone with your friend’s speakers.
With the in-built feature, you do not need the app to connect your phone with multiple speakers.
- Turn on the power of one speaker and connect it to your phone using Bluetooth.
- Then, long-press the Bluetooth and volume-up buttons of your speaker.
- Press them until you hear a tone.
- Now, turn on and press the Bluetooth button twice on your second speaker. This process will connect both the speakers.
- Similarly, you can connect multiple speakers.
How to Connect Bluetooth Speakers to your PC and Mac
Now, we are going to show you how you can connect multiple Bluetooth speakers to your PC and Mac. The process differs significantly since they have different connectivity options.
Steps to Connect two Bluetooth Speakers to your Windows PC
If you are using a Windows computer, then you need to have two speakers that can connect. Only then, you will be able to connect them with your computer.
- Turn on your Bluetooth speakers. You can use different models but they should be able to pair with each other.
- Turn on the Bluetooth option on your computer. Now, click on the ‘Add Bluetooth or other device’ option and pair the first speaker.
- Similarly, pair your computer with the second speaker.
- Some speakers come with a Windows app to pair with other speakers. If your speakers have that app, open it and find the ‘multiple speakers’ option. Sometimes they will have the option ‘multiple outlets’.
- Open audio settings in your computer and click on ‘Manage audio devices’.
- Now, select speakers and choose the set default option.
- Click on the recording tab located on the top of the screen. Then, right-click on the stereo mix and check the show disabled devices option. Click enable.
- Select stereo mix and click the set default option. You will be able to see a green and white tick mark over the stereo mix option.
- Again, select stereo mix and click properties. Now choose the listen tab.
- Check the ‘listen to this device’ option.
- You will see a dropdown below the ‘playback through this device’ menu. From the dropdown list, choose the second speaker and click ok.
- You will be taken back to the audio settings screen. Again, click ok. The audio setting screen will close.
- Now, restart your computer. Once your computer turns on, you will be able to hear audio from both the speakers.
Steps to Connect two Bluetooth Speakers to your Mac
The process is relatively easy when you use a Mac. It has an in-built tool that allows you to connect to two speakers. Irrespective of the speaker brand, you can use this feature to establish the connection.
- Firstly, you have to pair your speakers with Mac. Different brands have different ways to pair them with Mac. Follow the user manual to pair them.
- Then, open Finder and click the Go menu. It is located on top of the screen.
- Click utilities and then, double-click audio MIDI setup. A new window called Audio Devices will open.
- Click the (+) icon. You will see a short menu.
- Click the create multi-output device option. You can see the complete list of connected speakers.
- Check the boxes located to the left of the speakers’ name.
- If you want to rename the speakers, you can do so by double-clicking the multi-output device option. Then, type the name you want to give for your speakers.
- Select system preferences from the Apple menu. Click sound, and then, select the output tab.
- Select your speakers. You will now hear audio from these selected speakers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can pair Bluetooth speakers together. You can pair your Bluetooth speakers together either via an app or an in-built feature. JBL speakers’ built-in feature allows you to connect them up to 100 other speakers.
Yes, many brands have developed their own app for connecting multiple Bluetooth speakers. Using brand-specific apps, you can only connect to a specific brand. It is not compatible with other brand speakers. However, the AmpMe app is versatile. Using this, you can not Bluetooth speakers of different brands.
Almost all prominent brands have developed their own app. The limitation of these apps is that you can not use them for other brand speakers. In case your speaker does not have an app, you can use a third-party app like AmpMe. The app supports speakers of different brands. With this, you can also connect different speaker brands together.
Yes, you can use the Home app to connect up to two devices to your iPhone. If you connect a third device, the first device will disconnect automatically. You can also stream audio with stereo mode.
The dual audio feature is only available for iOS 13.1 and higher. It lets you connect your iPhone to two wireless Apple speakers. If you have an older version of iOS, you will have to use the Home app to connect your iPhone to multiple speakers.
First, you will have to pair your speakers and computer using Bluetooth. Then, go to the audio settings page. Select the speakers’ name from the downlist found below ‘playback through this device’. Click ok. This process will connect your Bluetooth speakers to Windows.
Irrespective of your device and Bluetooth speakers’ brand, there is always a way to connect them. It is very easy to connect Bluetooth speakers that have an in-built multi-connecting feature. Otherwise, you will have to use an app to connect them. You can either use a brand-specific app or a third-party app like AmpMe that supports all brands.
When connecting multiple Bluetooth speakers to your desktop, it is very easy in the case of a Mac. Connecting them to your Windows desktop is not that difficult either. You just have to follow a few extra steps.
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