How to connect Bluetooth speaker to laptop [with Pictures]

By Enya Zhang in Technical Tips Tags: BluetoothBluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speaker laptop feature imageStreaming music from your phone to your Bluetooth speaker is quite easy. But what about your laptop? Can it do the same thing? If you’ve ever wondered, “Can my laptop be connected to my Bluetooth speaker?” or “Can my laptop stream music to a Bluetooth speaker like my phone does?” or “Is it easy to connect my laptop to my Bluetooth speaker?”, then you’re in the right place. (SPOILER ALERT: The answers are yes, yes and yes! 😉 This article explains how to quickly connect your Windows 7 or Windows 10 laptop to your Bluetooth speaker. Enjoy!

Two steps to connect your Bluetooth speaker to your laptop

  1. Check your laptop Bluetooth settings
  2. Connect your Bluetooth speaker to your laptop

Step 1: Check your laptop Bluetooth settings

All the screenshots shown below are from Windows 10, but the steps work in Windows 7 too. 

1)  On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  , and type network. Click Network and Sharing Center.

 

2) Click Change adapter settings.

3) The Bluetooth Network Connection shows you have Bluetooth on your computer.

4) If the icon is grayed out, right click on Bluetooth Network Connection, and click Enable

Don’t worry if you don’t see Bluetooth Network Connection. You can buy a USB Bluetooth receiver and plug it in any free USB port on your computer.

Step 2: Connect your Bluetooth speaker to your laptop

Make sure your Bluetooth speaker is within the right distance (typically around 10 meters) from your laptop. Then click the link below that applies to you, to scroll to the instructions for your operating system.

I’m using Windows 10

1) On your speaker, press the Power button, then press the Bluetooth button to make it discoverable.

The method to make your speaker discoverable may vary. Your can check the instruction manual if you have any doubts about it. 

2) On your computer keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type blue. On your screen, click Bluetooth and other devices settings.

3)  Make sure the switch says On (if it says Off, click the switch). Click Add Bluetooth or other device

4) Select Bluetooth.

5) Click the name of your speaker, and then click Pair.

The two devices should have connected successfully. You might also need to follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process.

I’m using Windows 7

1) On your speaker, press the Power button and the Bluetooth button to make it discoverable.

The method to make your speaker discoverable may vary. Your can check the manual if you have any doubts about it. 

2) On your computer keyboard, press the Windows logo key, type add and click Add a device.

3) Click the name of your speaker and click Next

The two devices should have connected successfully. You might also need to follow the on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process.

 

That’s it. Hope this post serves its purpose and you’re filling your room with music now. Feel free to comment below if you have other questions. 🙂

PS: For more fixes for common Bluetooth issues, please click here