how to connect jbl speakers to computer and laptop

How to Connect JBL Speakers to Computer and laptop

JBL speakers have been around for decades now, and they are known for their portability. Whether for a beach, or house party, JBL portable speakers always deliver sound quality. Despite its long existence, a lot of people still don’t know how to connect JBL speakers together.

This connectivity feature was first designed in the Flip 3, Pulse 2, and Clip 2 speakers which users can use to synchronize their JBL speakers. At that time, you could only pair just two devices simultaneously, but that has changed now.

The company has produced more portable and effective speakers that are perfect for outdoor use, and when they released the Connect+ feature, you can now be able to connect up to 100 speakers at the same time.

We will help you with a step-by-step procedure on how you can connect your JBL speakers together to your devices in the most straightforward manner. You will also find other interesting information that makes the connection process easier.

How to Identify your JBL Speaker on your Smartphone, or Laptop Computer

Before we jump into showing you how to connect your JBL speakers together, we need to first educate you on how to identify JBL speakers on your computers and portable devices. Whether you are using Windows, Mac, Android, or iPhone devices this got you covered.

Mac OS

To connect your JBL speaker to your Mac laptop or device, you have to go to the Apple Menu, which you can easily find on your front screen.

Once you’ve gotten in there, go to your System Preferences, and then click on your Bluetooth to activate the feature. When your Bluetooth is activated, your device will show your speaker’s Bluetooth name. Select your JBL device from the Bluetooth list, and then click on Connect.

In case the “settle for” option comes up, click on it.

Android

Android devices are also super easy to set up. If you own an android device, you need to go to the Settings, and you access that either through your notification menu or through your application menu.

When you’ve open your Settings page, tap on the Bluetooth section, and click on Pair New Device. Immediately that is activated, you should spot your JBL speaker on the list of available Bluetooth devices, and then click on it. That should pair your speaker to your android device successfully.

Windows 10

Not all windows laptops can pair with a JBL speaker, your laptop needs to first have the Bluetooth function first before you can think about pairing with your Bluetooth speaker.

On a Windows 10 operating system, you can easily access your Bluetooth feature through the Action Center which is at the bottom right-hand corner of your desktop screen. Then go to Bluetooth settings to see the list of devices.

In some laptop systems, you can find the Bluetooth function at the tools bar and then right-click on it. You will see the show Bluetooth devices option on the list. Check the list for your JBL speaker, and click on connect.

If you are still having trouble locating your Bluetooth device, simply search for Bluetooth in your search box, then click on it, and check if your Bluetooth is ON. Tap on Add Bluetooth device, and select your JBL device name.

iPhone

Please go to your Settings option, and click on the Bluetooth function. Activate the Bluetooth, and inspect if your JBL speaker is among the list of available Bluetooth devices. If seen, tap on it to connect.

A Step By Step Guide on How to Connect JBL Speakers Together

Step 1: Switch on your JBL Speakers

This is the initial step to perform when trying to connect your JBL speakers together. If your JBL speakers aren’t turned on, then you can’t begin the pairing process.

Step 2: Connect your JBL Speakers to the source

Once you’ve been able to switch all your speakers ON, then you can connect them to a source; computer, iPad, phone via Bluetooth. You can check the guide above to help you connect your JBL speaker to your device.

You need to ensure that your speakers are properly connected to the same source. You might be limited to connecting to all the speakers if you are using a smartphone as your connection source, as smartphones have a limited number of connections, and range of coverage.

Step 3: Play audio from your source device

When all your JBL speakers are successfully connected to your source, you can begin to play your songs from your phone or computer. Your music will begin to play from just a single speaker.

Step 4: Click on the Connect button on the connected JBL speaker

Once your music starts playing from your JBL speakers, you can go ahead to connect all other JBL speakers. You can do this either using the JBL Connect+, JBL Connect App, and JBL PartyBoost.

As we stated in our article on how to connect JBL speakers together, not all JBL speakers can connect to each other. Hit the Connect button of the JBL speaker that’s playing the songs. 

Step 5: Tap on the Connect button on the other JBL speakers

The last step you need to take is to push the connect button on all your other compatible speakers. This will make them connect to each other instantly. Ensure the source connection isn’t interrupted.

Now your JBL speakers should be successfully connected to each other and playing the music from one source simultaneously.

Step 6: Inspect successful pairing

When you’ve successfully paired your JBL speakers to your device, the light on your JBL speakers might stop blinking. You will have to check the audio confirmation to check if your device is connected through tone or voice confirmation.

FAQs

Can I Pair JBL Speakers Together?

Yes, you can pair JBL speakers together, and you can use your smartphone, laptop, or iPhone as the source to synchronize all your JBL speakers together. Once you’ve connected one JBL speaker, click on the connect button on that speaker and all the other speakers to sync. When you’ve successfully paired, all the speakers will begin to play the same music, which is controlled by one source. You can decide to connect more than ten JBL speakers at a time.

Can I Connect JBL Go 3 Speakers Together?

The JBL Go 3 and Clip 4 do not have any speakerphone capabilities, and they do not pair using the companion JBL application, so you will not be able to link up more than one speaker via the PartyBoost mode, just like you will be able to do with other JBL speakers like the Charge 4, and Flip 4.

How Do I Connect Two Separate Speakers?

For earlier versions of the Android operating system, you can click on the three-dot menu located at the upper-right corner of your screen. Activate the dual audio toggle switch option. To utilize this function, you need to pair your phone with two different speakers, headphones, or either a headphone or a speaker; the audio will be produced from both. If you try adding a third speaker, the first connected device will be disconnected.

Can You Link JBL Go 2?

You are only allowed to connect your device with just one JBL speaker. But currently, you are able to pair up to two speakers using just one computer, phone, or any source. You need to know how to pair two JBL speakers before attempting the process, although it is a very straightforward process. Connecting Bluetooth speakers are now more popular and common than in the past years.

Why Can’t My JBL Speakers Connect To Each Other?

If your JBL speakers can’t connect to each other, or keep disconnecting at intervals. It can be that your device and speakers are far off from one another, or there’s an interference with the connection. Make sure all your JBL speakers have enough charge, and that all the devices have their Bluetooth enabled, and are at close range. If everything fails, reset your speaker.

Conclusion

It is very possible to pair up more than JBL speakers together to several devices via Bluetooth connection. The pairing guide shared above will get you through the whole connection process, and also enable you to handle connection issues, if encountered, and let you play your music just how you enjoy it.

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