Bluetooth speaker is one of the most useful gadget that has been available in the market for a long time. The Bluetooth speaker is a small device meant to help you stream music and audio from other devices to your smartphone or laptop.
In this post, you will learn how to connect a Bluetooth speaker to your laptop. You will also learn how to make the Bluetooth speaker discoverable and discoverable by other devices.
What is Bluetooth?
Bluetooth is a technology for short-range wireless data communication. It uses radio waves in the 2.4 GHz frequency band to transmit information between devices. Bluetooth is a trademark of the Bluetooth SIG which is a not-for-profit organization established by the IEEE. The Bluetooth SIG is responsible for the maintenance, promotion, and standardization of Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth was first developed in the early 1990s as a wireless technology to be used in personal area networks (Bluetooth headset was the first device to be introduced). Bluetooth has grown in popularity because it is easy to use and it can be used with devices that are not meant to be connected to one another. It is also very useful when you want to connect two devices that are far away from each other. Bluetooth can also be used with other devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers.
How to Connect Bluetooth Speakers to Laptop
Before you can listen to music or audio, you need to pair Bluetooth devices.
The steps below will help you pair a Bluetooth speaker with your laptop.
Step 1: Ensure that your laptop is on and has Bluetooth enabled.
Step 2: If you are using a Windows laptop, search for Bluetooth settings from the start menu.
If you are using a Mac, click on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar and ensure that Bluetooth is enabled.
Step 3: Ensure that your Bluetooth device is on and try to connect to it. If a prompt on your Bluetooth device asks for a passcode, enter it. This passcode can be found on the packaging for the device.
Step 4: Once the device is connected to your Bluetooth, you should see a notification on your laptop.
Step 5: Click on the notifications or the Bluetooth icon and select the device you want to pair up with.
Step 6: Click on the setup button and follow the instructions on the screen to complete pairing.
How to Make Bluetooth Speakers Discoverable?
As you can see from the steps above, the pairing process for Bluetooth speakers is very easy. Once you have paired the speaker to your laptop, you can use it to play music. But what happens if you want to connect the speaker to a new device? It will not be discoverable by your laptop because your laptop is connected to it. In order to connect the Bluetooth speaker to another device, you need to make it discoverable.
The steps below will help you make the Bluetooth speaker discoverable.
Step 1: Pair your Bluetooth speaker with your laptop again.
Step 2: Once the speaker is paired with your laptop, turn off the speaker.
Step 3: Turn on the Bluetooth speaker. Once the Bluetooth speaker is on, you should see a prompt on your laptop asking if it is discoverable.
Bluetooth speakers are useful when you want to listen to your music on the go. These speakers are either wired or wireless and are usually small in size. The Bluetooth speakers are very easy to use and connect with just a couple of steps. However, if you want to connect your Bluetooth speaker to another device that is not your laptop, you will need to pair it again.