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
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.