How to Connect a Bluetooth Speaker to a Laptop in Few easy steps

Laptops cannot boast of high-quality loudspeakers. At best, they are enough for video calls and background music, as well as watching movies in a small and quiet room.If it is easier to connect a full-fledged audio system to a stationary PC, then a laptop is usually often moved around a room or apartment, which means that the wires will interfere with its comfortable use.

The process of setting up Bluetooth computer speakers for use with your laptop is relatively simple on both Windows and Mac machines. You just need to make the speakers discoverable and have your laptop search for them.

Make Your Bluetooth Speakers Discoverable

To connect Bluetooth speakers to a laptop, make sure the speakers are discoverable. Depending on the model of the Bluetooth speakers, to set the device into pairing mode press and hold the Power button or the Bluetooth button for about five seconds. The Bluetooth LED blinks, meaning the speakers are ready to be paired with the laptop. If you don’t see the blinking LED, consult the documentation that came with the speakers, or go to the manufacturer’s website for specific instructions on making the speakers discoverable.

How to Connect Laptop to Bluetooth Speakers on Windows
The Windows computer must support Bluetooth. Although most modern machines do, some business-class desktop PCs and some old consumer-class PCs do not. If you can’t find the Bluetooth settings, purchase and install a hardware USB receiver to enable Bluetooth compatibility.

In Windows 7

  1. Turn on your Bluetooth device and make it discoverable.
  2. The way you make it discoverable depends on the device. Check the device or visit the manufacturer’s website to learn how.
  3. Select the Start button Start button icon > Devices and Printers.
  4. Select Add a device > select the device > Next.
  5. Follow any other instructions that might appear. Otherwise, you’re done and connected.
  6. Your Bluetooth device and PC will usually automatically connect anytime the two devices are in range of each other with Bluetooth turned on.

In Windows 8.1

  1. Turn on your Bluetooth device and make it discoverable.
  2. The way you make it discoverable depends on the device. Check the device or visit the manufacturer’s website to learn how.
  3. Select the Start button > type Bluetooth > select Bluetooth settings from the list.
  4. Turn on Bluetooth > select the device > Pair.
  5. Follow any instructions if they appear. Otherwise, you’re done and connected.
  6. Your Bluetooth device and PC will usually automatically connect anytime the two devices are in range of each other with Bluetooth turned on.

In Windows 10

  1. To pair a new device in Windows 10, press Win+K then select the device from the list that appears in the Action Center window. The device pairs automatically.
    To connect a Bluetooth headset, speaker, or other audio device
  2. Turn on your Bluetooth audio device and make it discoverable.
  3. The way you make it discoverable depends on the device. Check the device or visit the manufacturer’s website to learn how.
  4. Turn on Bluetooth on your PC if it’s not on already. To do this, select the Start button, then select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices and turn on Bluetooth.
  5. In action center, select Connect and then select your device.
  6. Follow any more instructions that might appear. Otherwise, you’re done and connected.
  7. Your Bluetooth device and PC will usually automatically connect anytime the two devices are in range of each other with Bluetooth turned on.
  8. To connect a Bluetooth keyboard, mouse, or other device
  9. Turn on your device and make it discoverable.
  10. Turn on Bluetooth on your PC if it’s not on already. To do this, select the Start button, then select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices and turn on Bluetooth.
  11. Select Add Bluetooth or other device > Bluetooth. Choose the device and follow additional instructions if they appear, then select Done.
  12. To connect a Bluetooth printer or scanner
  13. Turn on your Bluetooth printer or scanner and make it discoverable.
  14. Turn on Bluetooth on your PC if it’s not on already. To do this, select the Start button, then select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices and turn on Bluetooth.
  15. Select Printers & scanners >Add a printer or scanner. Wait for it to find nearby printers, then choose the one you want to use and select Add device.

To connect a Bluetooth device using Swift Pair
Swift Pair in Windows 10 lets you quickly pair a supported Bluetooth device with your PC. If the Bluetooth device supports Swift Pair, you’ll receive a notification when it’s nearby and you put it into pairing mode to make it discoverable.

Turn on a Bluetooth device that supports Swift Pair and make it discoverable.
The way you make it discoverable depends on the device. Check the device or visit the manufacturer’s website to learn more.
If this is your first time using Swift Pair, select Yes when asked if you want get notifications and use Swift Pair.
When a notification appears that a new Bluetooth device was found, select Connect.
After it’s connected, select Close.

How to Connect to Bluetooth Speaker on a Mac
The steps for connecting with a laptop running OS X or macOS are almost identical to setting up a Bluetooth peripheral device on Windows.

  1. In the Apple menu, click System Preferences. Or, go to the Dock and select the System Preferences icon.
  2. In the System Preferences window, select Bluetooth.
  3. In the Devices list, select the Connect button for the Bluetooth speakers.
  4. When the Bluetooth speakers are paired, they show as Connected.
  5. Go ahead and enjoy your speakers!

If pairing failed please follow the below steps.
When it works, pairing Bluetooth speakers and a laptop is a simple process, but sometimes things don’t go smoothly. Here are a few simple fixes that may help:

  1. Confirm that the speakers are turned on.
  2. Use the recommending pairing technique specified in the documentation.
  3. Turn Bluetooth off and on again on the laptop.
  4. Position the speakers within five feet of the laptop.
  5. Fully charge the laptop and the speakers (or attach to a power outlet).
  6. Move away from the Wi-Fi router, which can interfere with the connection.
  7. Turn both the laptop and the speakers off and back on.
  8. Remove any obstructions between the speakers and the laptop.