One Bluetooth audio device is easy to set up in Windows. But what about some? Here’s how to do it.
Connecting multiple wired headphones in Windows is easy, all you need is an audio cable splitter. But how do you connect multiple Bluetooth headphones or speakers at the same time?
This may seem a little complicated, but you can do it in a few simple steps. Let’s explore how you can achieve this.
Use Windows Devices With Bluetooth 5.0 or Newer
First things first, you need to make sure your device supports pairing with multiple Bluetooth devices. This feature is only available on devices with Bluetooth 5.0 or later.
So, before connecting your device, let’s check the Bluetooth version of your device:
- Press the button Windows + X and select Device Manager of options.
- Double click on option Bluetooth to expand it.
- Right click on Bluetooth adapter your device and click Properties.
- Navigate to tab Advanced and see the value LMP.
If value LMP is 9, then your device has Bluetooth 5.0. Any LMP value below 9 means you have an older version of Bluetooth. In this case, your device will not support connecting multiple Bluetooth audio devices.
Use Manufacturer’s App
Speaker manufacturers, such as BOSE, provide applications that allow you to connect multiple Bluetooth audio devices. If your speaker manufacturer has it, it might come in handy and make your life easier.
But if you don’t like using the app, the other solutions in this article will help.
Use Bluetooth Devices That Can Pair With Each Other
Are you using a pairing Bluetooth audio device? In most cases, this could mean using a device of the same make or model. To confirm this, you may need to check the specifications of your Bluetooth audio device.
If your devices can pair with each other, here’s how you can simultaneously connect them to Windows:
- Navigate to Windows Start menu > PC Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices.
- Turn on the Bluetooth button in the middle panel. From there, press pair button on the first speaker.
Next, click the button Add Bluetooth or other device and select an option Bluetooth.
Your device should start searching for available Bluetooth devices. When this process is complete, click on the audio device you want to connect. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
Once done, pair another speaker according to the previous step. Follow the on-screen instructions to pair both audio devices with your PC.
Configure Settings for Your Bluetooth Device
You have the right Bluetooth audio device and your PC has Bluetooth 5.0 or later. However, you are having trouble connecting some of your Bluetooth devices. In this case, you may have to configure sound settings.
So, let’s take a look at the settings you can set:
- Type Control Panel in the Windows search bar and select the most suitable one.
- Click the drop-down menu View by and select Large icons.
- choose Sound from the Control Panel menu item.
In the next window, navigate to the tab Recording. From there, follow these steps:
- Right click on one Bluetooth device you and choose Properties.
- Navigate to tab Listen.
- Check the box Listen to this device.
- Click the drop-down menu Playback through this device and choose one Bluetooth device You. Click Apply, click OK, then restart your PC.
Easily Connect All Your Bluetooth Headphones to Windows
Connecting multiple Bluetooth headphones may seem like an impossible task. But if you use the tricks we have discussed, you should connect your device like a pro. Now you can go ahead and watch movies with friends using your multiple Bluetooth headphones.