How to connect a Bluetooth speaker to a PC or laptop

The absence of the connector mini jack in the new smartphones It has caused many manufacturers to turn to the manufacture and marketing of headphones and wireless speakers with Bluetooth connectivity.

In this way, you may also want to use these speakers with your PC or laptop with Windows 10, if they really support this type of connectivity. In addition to providing you with great sound quality, you will have a speaker to which you can connect various devices without cables in between.

We show you here, step by step, how it is possible to connect a Bluetooth speaker to a laptop or PC with Windows 10. You will have to put the new speaker in pairing mode so that it can be seen by your PC.

How to connect a Bluetooth speaker in Windows 10

The first step is to open the Configuration application and select Devices. Make sure it is the most recent application, the one that was first introduced in Windows 8 and not the one that corresponds to the most advanced Control Panel.

In the Devices menu, select the Bluetooth tab on the left side and activate Bluetooth if it is not already.

Turn on your Bluetooth speaker and put it in pairing mode. The method to activate the pairing mode varies according to the manufacturer. Check your Bluetooth speaker's manual for more details on how to do it. Sometimes it is pressing the activation button for a few moments.

Once you are in pairing mode, return to the Bluetooth menu of your PC and wait for the speaker to appear in the list of found devices.

Click on the device and then press the option to pair. Depending on the Bluetooth speaker, you may have to enter a number to complete the pairing process, but this is not always the case.

Once the speaker is connected, all the Windows 10 audio will sound and be redirected through your new speaker. You can use the taskbar settings to modify it or select another alternative.

If for some unknown reason, audio playback through your speaker does not work, right-click the volume icon, located in the lower right corner of Windows 10.

Click Default playback device, then select the Bluetooth speaker from the list and click Set default. It is possible that Windows 10 was using other system speakers.

Some applications require you to perform a system reboot for the changes to be applied. This is true with certain applications such as iTunes or Spotify, to name a few, in addition to many games developed for PC.

What speaker should I buy?

Now that you know how to connect Bluetooth speakers to your PC or laptop with Windows 10, the next decision you should make is what Bluetooth speaker to buy. If you are thinking of acquiring one, check out our article on The best cheap Bluetooth speakers.

For those who do not want to pay above their possibilities in regard to the purchase of a new Bluetooth speaker, we offer you here a complete article in which we analyze the best smart speakers of this year, including those with intelligent voice assistant.

We explain the type of things you should consider when buying a Bluetooth speaker, such as waterproofing if you use it outdoors, the NFC support, the connectors offered, or the capacity of your battery.