How to Connect Multiple Bluetooth Speakers

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Connecting Multiple Bluetooth Speakers

Bluetooth speakers have become ubiquitous. In the past, achieving surround sound or sharing music with someone else required an audio splitter.

Now, you can connect several Bluetooth speakers to your device in various ways.

This capability largely depends on your device’s operating system and the Bluetooth version of your smartphone or tablet.

Bluetooth 4.2 introduced the possibility of connecting with multiple devices through techniques such as device multiplexing, offering a standard range of up to 30 meters under optimal conditions. Bluetooth 5.0, on the other hand, extends the potential range up to 240 meters in open space, provided there’s a direct line of sight under perfect conditions, thus enhancing the capacity to connect with multiple devices more efficiently.

However, the actual range and the ability to communicate with various devices simultaneously can vary based on the device’s implementation and environmental factors.

So, how do you connect multiple Bluetooth speakers to your device? In this review, we’ll explore how to connect Bluetooth speakers to Android phones iPhones and via a 3rd party application compatible with both operating systems.

1. 3rd Party App

Several apps facilitate the connection of multiple Bluetooth speakers. AmpMe is the most flexible due to its compatibility with speakers from any brand, unlike brand-specific apps like those from Anker or Bose.

AmpMe can synchronize Bluetooth speakers and smartphones to stream music from various platforms, including local media libraries, SoundCloud, Spotify, and YouTube.

Users can create or join “parties” on these platforms and pair them with unlimited devices.

  1. Begin by downloading the AmpMe app, which is available on the Google Play Store for Android smartphones and the App Store for iPhones.
  2. Pair the app with your Google or Facebook account to check if any of your contacts are on AmpMe, allowing you to join their parties.
  3. To start your party, click the plus (+) sign.
How to Connect Multiple Bluetooth Speakers

How to Connect Multiple Bluetooth Speakers

  1. Select a music streaming platform, for example, Spotify, and click ‘Connect.’

  1. Click ‘Connect’ again.
  2. Sign in to your account.
  3. Decide whether you want to create a playlist.
How to Connect Multiple Bluetooth Speakers

How to Connect Multiple Bluetooth Speakers

2. Android

Samsung Android phone users can utilize Samsung’s ‘Dual Audio’ feature, which is compatible with most Bluetooth speakers.

Notably, Bluetooth 5 is not required for this feature to function. However, these steps are specific to Samsung smartphones operating on Android 8 or later. Depending on the Android version, the appearance of settings may vary, but the general setup process is as follows:

  1. Open the Settings app, navigate to ‘Connections,’ and then to ‘Bluetooth.’

  1. Click on ‘Advanced.’
  2. Toggle the switch next to ‘Dual Audio.’

  1. To use this feature, pair your phone with two Bluetooth speakers. You will notice audio playing from both speakers.</li >
  2. If you add a third speaker, the first speaker you paired will be disconnected.

Connecting a Samsung smartphone with two Bluetooth headsets will result in only the first pair playing music.

You might also find that the Bluetooth speakers are not in sync, so placing the speakers in different rooms is advisable for optimal performance.

3. iPhone

Apple offers a feature similar to Samsung’s Dual Audio called ‘HomePod Stereo Pair,’ which is exclusively available for HomePod speakers. You can pair them with an iPhone or MacBook.

For this feature to work, your iPhone must be running at least iOS 11.4, and if using a MacBook, it should be operating on macOS Mojave or later.

Additionally, the HomePod speakers should be updated to iOS 11.4 or later.

This feature is usable when setting up two HomePods in the same room. The speakers must be in the same room to pair them.

  1. Launch the Home app on your iPhone.
  2. Click on ‘Settings.’
  3. Select ‘Use as Stereo Pair.’
How to Connect Multiple Bluetooth Speakers

How to Connect Multiple Bluetooth Speakers

  1. Choose your second HomePod.
  2. You’ll now see two HomePod icons in the app. Click on a HomePod to match it with the correct left or right channel.
How to Connect Multiple Bluetooth Speakers

How to Connect Multiple Bluetooth Speakers

  1. Finally, click on ‘Back’ followed by ‘Done.’

Why Can’t The iPhone Natively Connect to Two Bluetooth Speakers

Although iPhones support the stereo pair setup exclusively with HomePods for simultaneous audio output, it is possible to connect an iPhone to multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously, such as headphones and a smartwatch. However, outputting audio to multiple Bluetooth speakers from different brands simultaneously is not natively supported without using a third-party app like AmpMe.

Final Thought

Several methods exist to connect two or more Bluetooth speakers to your smartphone or tablet.

AmpMe is the best solution for most users due to its ease of use and broad compatibility with speakers from nearly all brands.

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