How To Play Audio On 2 Bluetooth Devices At The Same Time

Norvan Martin
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Bluetooth technology has become an indispensable component of everyday life, wirelessly connecting various devices such as phones, laptops, tablets, and smartwatches.

One popular use for Bluetooth technology is connecting speakers or headphones wirelessly – but what if you want to connect and play audio from two Bluetooth devices at the same time?

In this article, we’ll walk through how you can do this on smartphones as well as Windows-based computers. We will be using a simple step-by-step process for the simultaneous playback of audio content on multiple Bluetooth devices.

Part 1: How To Play Audio On 2 Mobile Bluetooth Phones

Playing audio from two Bluetooth devices simultaneously on mobile phones is possible; the process may differ depending on both the device and operating system. Here’s how it can be accomplished on Android or iOS devices:

Android Devices:

two andorid smartphones with bluetooth

Step 1: Confirm your Android supports Dual Audio before getting started

Dual Audio allows you to simultaneously connect two Bluetooth devices; to see if this feature exists on your phone head to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth; if “Dual Audio” can be seen under Advanced Settings then your device supports Dual Audio.

Step 2: Pair Your Bluetooth Devices

In the next step, pair all of your Bluetooth devices to your Android device. To do so, turn on both speakers or headphones that support pairing mode and place them into pairing mode before going into settings > connections > Bluetooth and tapping “Pair new device”.

Select your Bluetooth device from this list before waiting until a connection has been successfully made between them both.

Step 3: Enabling Dual Audio

Once all Bluetooth devices have been successfully paired, it is time to enable dual audio.

Navigate to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth, then tap on the three dots at the top right corner, select Dual Audio from the drop-down list, and toggle its switch.

Step 4: Play audio across both Bluetooth devices simultaneously with Dual Audio enabled

To do this, open up an audio file you would like to play and tap on its speaker icon – from here you can select both Bluetooth devices to start listening!

iOS Devices:

two iphone smartphones with bluetooth

Step 1: Determine Whether Your iOS Device Supports Audio Sharing Before Beginning

Make sure your iOS device supports Audio Sharing – this feature enables sharing audio between two sets of AirPods or compatible headphones simultaneously.

To check this option on your device go into Settings > Bluetooth and search for “Audio Sharing.”

Step 2: Pair Your Bluetooth Devices

To pair Bluetooth speakers or headphones with an iOS device, first put them into pairing mode before accessing Settings > Bluetooth > Pair New Device and selecting them from the list – before finally waiting until your connection is established and connecting using “Pair New Device.”

Step 3: Turn on Audio Sharing

Once Bluetooth devices have been connected successfully, the next step should be turning on Audio Sharing. Navigating to Control Center by either swiping down from the top-right corner or swiping upward will do.

Press and hold the audio card in the top-right corner, tap the AirPlay icon then select all Bluetooth devices before activating “Audio Sharing”.

Step 4: Stream Audio to Bluetooth Devices

Now that Audio Sharing has been activated, it’s now easier than ever to stream audio between Bluetooth devices simultaneously. Simply open up an audio file you wish to playback and tap on its speaker icon; from here you can select both devices to start listening!

Part 2: Windows Devices

Windows devices offer Windows users an advantage by being able to connect multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously, providing more immersive listening experiences by having multiple speakers or headphones playing the same audio file at once. Here’s how you can set this up:

Step 1: Make sure your Windows device supports Bluetooth Multipoint

This feature will enable multiple Bluetooth connections at the same time. To check, navigate to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices – if it says Supports Bluetooth Multipoint under your device name then all is well!

Step 2: Pair Your Bluetooth Devices

Once paired with a Windows device, Bluetooth devices need to be linked together with each other and set up as pairing devices. To accomplish this step, turn on Bluetooth speaker/headphones/other and place in pairing mode before heading over to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other Devices and clicking “Add Bluetooth or another device.” Select Bluetooth from the list then wait for the device’s icon in the list – once found click it for connection setup!

Step 3: Connect Your Bluetooth Devices

Now that your devices have been successfully paired, the final step should be connecting them. Navigating to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices and clicking “Connect” under each name, repeat this procedure for all Bluetooth devices you would like to link together.

Step 4: Play! Once all your devices are connected, you can play music across them simultaneously. Once an audio file has been selected for playing and clicked upon in the taskbar’s speaker icon, all connected Bluetooth devices can be selected as “players”, to start streaming your tunes!

Conclusion

Playing audio on two Bluetooth devices simultaneously is possible when following this step-by-step guide, including checking both devices support required Bluetooth profiles, pairing both with audio sources, and configuring dual audio output settings accordingly.

Utilizing apps or software may further simplify this process and give more control of output audio volume levels. By taking these steps you will experience simultaneous playback across both 2Bluetooth devices, furthering your listening experience while sharing it with others.

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Norvan Martin is the founder of BoomSpeaker.com. He is a professional Electronics Engineer and is passionate about home theater systems and AV electronics. BoomSpeaker was created as an online hub to share his knowledge and experiences as it relates to home theaters and home audio electronics. My email: [email protected]  Connect on Pinterest and Linkedin