There are times when you need additional audio requirements for your laptop or PC. For this reason, you might want to connect a Bluetooth speaker to your laptop. It is to be noted that connecting a Bluetooth speaker to a laptop can prove to be trickier than it is on a Smartphone. In this article, we will give you a detailed read on the subject and by the end of it, you will completely understand how to connect a Bluetooth speaker from laptop whether you own a Windows or Mac laptop.
Check if your laptop has a Bluetooth receiver
Almost all laptops in modern times have an inbuilt Bluetooth receiver. You can check the same in the hardware configuration of your laptop. If for some reason it is not available or not functioning properly, you may purchase an external Bluetooth receiver for your laptop which can be connected using the USB port. While purchasing an external receiver, please ensure it is at least Bluetooth 4.0 or higher. After this, you need to go to the windows settings, click on devices, find the Bluetooth devices and turn it on.
Ensure that your Bluetooth speakers are discoverable
Now the next thing to connect your Bluetooth speaker to a laptop, you need to make sure your speakers are identified by your laptop. With most Bluetooth devices, you will be required to long-press the Power button or the Bluetooth button for at least five seconds. This process will ensure the device’s availability for pairing with the laptop.
Once the device gets into pairing mode, the Bluetooth light or LED will start flickering. This means your device is ready to be paired with your laptop or PC. If you don’t notice any blinking light, look for further help from the instruction booklet that originally came with the Bluetooth speaker. If you still not find the solution, refer to the helpline at the manufacturer’s website. You will certainly get some help from there.
Let’s discuss how to connect Bluetooth Speaker from Windows or Mac computers or Laptops.
How to Connect Bluetooth Speaker to Windows PC?
The first and most important thing is to be assured that your Windows laptop or PC supports a Bluetooth connection. If in case your laptop or PC is unable to trace the Bluetooth setting, you will require an external hardware USB receiver that allows your Windows to become compatible with Bluetooth.
For a Windows 10 device to be connected to a Bluetooth speaker, press Windows + K from the keyboard. After this only proceed to select the Bluetooth device that is visible in the Action Center window. Now the device will pair automatically without any hassle.
How to Connect Bluetooth Speaker to Macbook?
Likewise, the Bluetooth connection process in Windows 10 computer or laptop, the process of connecting a Bluetooth speaker to any device having operating system X or macOS is the same. Select the Apple menu and click System Preferences or you can also select the System Preferences icon in the Dock.
After selecting System Preferences, click the Bluetooth option. A drop-down list of all the devices available will appear. Click Connect button for the device you want to connect to. After successfully completing this step, the MAC device will display your Bluetooth speakers as Connected.
Troubleshooting Bluetooth Speaker Connection Issues
Generally, pairing the Bluetooth and laptop process is simple. If in case your device does not pair up with the speakers as smoothly as it should be you can try the following options which might help:
- Firstly, make sure the Bluetooth speakers are ON.
- Reboot your speakers and the laptop or PC
- Remove obstructions, if any, between your PC and the Bluetooth speakers
- Reduce the distance between your laptop and Bluetooth speakers. Note that it must be within range of 5 feet.
- Make sure both the devices (laptop and Bluetooth speakers) are fully charged. Connect to a power outlet for charging in case of a low battery.
- Your WiFi router can also cause obstructions in connection. Try to move away from it.
- Switching OFF and On your Bluetooth Speaker and your laptop or computer again
- Consult the pairing technique that is recommended in the original instruction booklet or purchase documentation.
We hope that article has been of help for you to find out how to connect a Bluetooth speaker from laptop. These settings can be easily found on your laptop depending upon what kind of operating system you are using.