Gone are the days of surround-sound stereo using CDs, cassettes, or vinyl records (kids reading this say “whaaaaat?”), and we’ve moved on to the Bluetooth and streaming age. Every time we start to think that things can’t get any better in home entertainment, there’s something new on the shelves.
So for us (you?) old folks that want to stay on the cutting edge of technology and pop culture (or maybe you just really like listening to Hendrix on volume 10), you might be wondering how to connect multiple Bluetooth speakers to one device.
If so, we’ve got you covered.
Start with the Basics: What Is a Bluetooth Speaker?
A Bluetooth speaker is a device that can be connected wirelessly to a phone, tablet, laptop, or any other piece of technology capable of streaming music, podcasts, or other entertainment.
In short, you can use the things that your Granny calls your “beep boop bop thing” to play music wherever and whenever you want, bedtime be damned.
In order to obtain an optimal listening experience, however, you’re going to need to pay close attention to information about directional speakers. It’s a wonderful little piece of technology.
How to Connect Multiple Bluetooth Speakers
Would you believe it? It is as simple as connecting one Bluetooth speaker to a device! Step-by-step instructions include:
Make Sure Your Bluetooth Device Is On and in Pairing Mode
The speaker has to be powered on and ready to sync up with another device to work properly toward your goal. Usually, you will see the Bluetooth logo (looks kind of like a backward capital “B”), and in most cases, you’ll need to press that button until you hear the “beep” acknowledging that it has paired to the device.
Open the Settings on Your Chosen Mobile or Home Device
Depending on the parent device, this can be accessed in a number of different ways, but however, you need to access the settings menu on your phone or laptop is perfectly fine.
Open the Settings app and find something that says “Bluetooth.” If your phone or other device is configured, it should then show you a big menu of all of the available devices within range.
Let’s go for a hypothetical situation – You’re having friends over for a Super Bowl Party, and you want to be able to broadcast at least the sound to every room in the house, even if there isn’t a television in every room…and now the magic happens…
But Then, How Do I Turn It Off?
Taken out of context, that is a tough question to answer. Here though, it’s pretty simple. You go back to those settings that you visited earlier and you’ll have a couple of choices: Disconnect Bluetooth altogether or pick and choose which devices to disconnect.
Control Your Household Entertainment From One Device
Guys, the target demographic understands where we’re headed, here. You can control your home entertainment systems, thermostats, and lighting. These are the things that curl a middle-aged man’s toes.
If this article helped turn your home into an entertainment highlight of the town, or if you’d like to learn more about Bluetooth capabilities, please keep taking a look around the site.