As you probably know, and especially in summer, Bluetooth speakers are one of those accessories that we cannot miss. Whether it is to animate meetings with friends or family, or to accompany us when we are alone, these devices are ideal to liven up moments with our favorite music. Of course, if you want to get the most out of them, you better learn how to connect a Bluetooth speaker to your computer or television. This way you can take advantage of it even more than you already do..
Connect my Bluetooth speaker to a Windows 10 computer
The first thing you have to consider, in these situations, is that one of the great advantages of speakers with a Bluetooth connection is that we can connect them to any other equipment without cables. One of its most common uses is to stream music from a desktop or laptop PC. Thanks to this, you can enjoy your favorite themes in the pool without risking your computer.
This is a fairly simple but very efficient solution, and you only need to put the speaker in pairing mode for the computer to be able to detect it. But so that you have no doubt about it, and after turning on the speaker's Bluetooth, you have to follow these steps:
- Open the Settings of your computer with Windows 10 operating system
- Go to Devices
- Select the Bluetooth tab, which appears on the left side of the screen. Occasionally you will see that it was deactivated, and then you will have to activate it
- Once the computer's Bluetooth is turned on, take your speaker
- Try to pair both devices from the speaker. Here there may be small differences between manufacturers, so if you have doubts, you should consult the User Manual of the brand in question
- When you have been able to pair them, return to your computer
- In the Bluetooth menu, you should be able to see the name of your Bluetooth speaker
- To complete the pairing, you may need to add an unlock code, this will depend on the Bluetooth device you have paired
Some details to consider
At this point, both computers, computer and Bluetooth speaker, should be connected to each other. Therefore, all the music or any audio that you play on the first (PC), has to be played on the second (bluetooth speakers). In addition, there are some customization options for the experience that you can tweak to your liking from the Windows 10 taskbar. The same as if you want to raise or lower the volume of the speaker remotely..
You can also set your Bluetooth speaker as the "Default Playback Device" in the main menu of this function. You have to look for it there, and select the "Set default" option.
Lastly, note that certain music applications require you to restart them to adopt the new audio output. We talk about some like iTunes or Spotify, for example..
And how to connect the Bluetooth speaker to a TV?
We promised to teach you how to connect a Bluetooth speaker to your computer or television. After completing the first one, we are now going to explain to you how to proceed in the other case, when what we are interested in is connecting the Bluetooth speaker to a television.
Faced with this situation, there are different ways of acting. Basically because everything will depend on what type of TV you have, how old it is, etc.
The most recent models from companies such as Samsung or LG, which have great experience in this business, already have a Bluetooth connection. What we must do with them is look in the Settings, the "Sound" section. With the TV's Bluetooth on, we can choose the speaker as the TV's sound output as many times as we want to.
And what about older models? To connect your Bluetooth speaker to a TV without Bluetooth connectivity, you will need to purchase a Bluetooth adapter. These can be connected to any television with a USB input, which are practically all of them. And that way you will avoid running out of connection between the two devices. These accessories are easy to get for little money.
What Bluetooth speakers are compatible with this option?
Luckily, we can connect almost all Bluetooth speakers to our computer or television right now. It is best to take a look at a few models to find out which one best suits your needs. Here we leave you an analysis of the JBL Xtreme 2 , one of the ones we like the most, but check thoroughly, because both this firm and others have very good quality-price proposals.