Con­nect a Blue­tooth speaker to a PC

If your Win­dows 10 PC has Blue­tooth it’s easy to con­nect a wire­less speaker, re­veals Lewis Painter

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First, open the Set­tings app and se­lect ‘De­vices’ – make sure it’s the new Set­tings app and not the Con­trol Panel.

2 In the De­vices menu, se­lect Blue­tooth on the left­hand side and tog­gle Blue­tooth on if it isn’t al­ready. Ob­vi­ously your PC or lap­top has to be equipped with Blue­tooth hard­ware.

3 Turn on your Blue­tooth speaker and put it into pair­ing mode. The method of tog­gling pair­ing mode on varies be­tween man­u­fac­tur­ers – check your Blue­tooth speaker’s man­ual for more de­tails on how this is done.

4 When you’re in pair­ing mode, head back to the Blue­tooth menu on the PC and wait for the speaker to pop up in the list of dis­cov­ered de­vices. Click pair – de­pend­ing on the Blue­tooth speaker, you may be re­quired to en­ter a num­ber to com­plete the pair­ing process, but it isn’t al­ways the case.

5 Once it’s con­nected, all Win­dows 10 au­dio should be rerouted via the Blue­tooth speaker. If this isn’t the case, and there is no au­dio play­back via your speaker, right-click the vol­ume icon in the bot­tom right­hand corner of Win­dows 10. Click De­fault Play­back de­vice, then se­lect the Blue­tooth speaker from the list and click Set De­fault.

It’s also worth not­ing that some apps may need to be restarted for changes to ap­ply – we’ve found this to be true with the likes of iTunes and Spo­tify in the past, along with many PC games.

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