Bluetooth Speakers - listen to 2 at the same time???

Just purchased 2 Sony SRS-BT100 wireless speakers.  Individually, both pair to HP Laptop running Windows 7 64 just fine. I can listen to music on either, individually.   I want both speakers to play the same audio output source (Pandora, for instance).  If I connect 1 speaker, the other disconnects and vice versa.  I want a 2fer - both bluetooth speakers connected at the same time.  Ideas???
 

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Hi,

Refer this links and check if it helps:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Add-a-Bluetooth-enabled-device-to-your-computer

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Add-a-Bluetooth-or-other-wireless-or-network-device-frequently-asked-questions

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Connect-to-Bluetooth-and-other-wireless-or-network-devices

Hope it helps.

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Thanks Diesel - however none of these links address the problem or offer a solution.  My issue is not with pairing or connecting the speakers - individually both pair/connect fine.  I want them BOTH paired and connected AT THE SAME TIME.  That, my friend, is what I cannot make happen.

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spriessman,
  There are couple things to consider with what you would like to do.  First thing is your Bluetooth setup.  When you pair the speakers, before trying output sound to them, do they both pair properly and show up as two separate, active devices in Device Manager?  The other issue is going to be the hardware\software for the audio device.  I looked around some on the Creative Labs website and did not find a multiple output feature available. Now that is not to say that it is not there, I only looked at a couple things.  So you would need to find out from the audio card maker if it possible from a hardware standpoint, and if so do they have software that will provide that function.
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Thanks Mike.................  I can confirm that, whan pairing the 2 bluetooth speakers, the both pair properly and show up as 2 separate, active devices in device manager. 

Now for the sound card......  I'll need some direction on where/how to determine the necessary info on the audio card on this HP Pavilion DV6 laptop.  Windows help & support when queried for "sound card"  says: 

Here are answers to some common questions about sound cards, sound processors, testing speakers, and general problems with sound.  Laptops don't usually have sound cards. Instead, they have integrated sound processors. However, many of the questions and answers in this topic apply to laptops.

Thanks for your help!!!

 

 

 

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Hello folks - I have the said speakers but cannot seem to pair them with my dell vostro 3700 (windows 7). Have paired with other devices no problem. Laptop sees the device but will not pair, throwing up an error code 0x80070015 every time. Have updated the bluetooth driver, and have now run out of ideas. Have you come across this problem before?

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There is a new project on indiegogo that has smartphone apps that
can play bluetooth at the same time to multiple pairs of speakers.

Stream Loco Bluetooth Audio Receiver

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I too am trying to figure this out... Although I can't imagine it is a sound card issue, but rather an issue that the Bluetooth speakers operate with a 2-way connection (well 3 of the 4 BT devices I own have volume control buttons and hands-free phone capabilities).  My laptop can connect to my phone and 1 speaker simultaneously, but as was mentioned in the previous post only one can playback sound at a time - but I can transmit files between my phone and laptop while the speaker plays sounds and answer a call hands-free on a 3rd speaker or my laptop(i think it has 4 BT 'ports').  One would imagine a software work around would be an app that appears as a speaker output to the OS, and assumes control of all Bluetooth 'ports' as if file transfers were happening with multiple phones

However, I think the answer is in the hardware.  I don't have the skills to take apart my cheap-o speaker (the one without buttons) and reprogram the listening frequency to match another one, but that's likely the solution as using up all of your computers Bluetooth resources just to have surround sound is silly - especially as more appliances start having Bluetooth installed - I want the shower head you can start and set temp from your phone app before you get out of bed ;)

Unless someone out there with more skills wants to figure this out AND SAHARE, we will be waiting until they are sold in pairs or sets, with one 'Primary Speaker' with a master volume control (returning signal to computers volume out control) and any number of 'Monitors' set to the same incoming frequency.  I'd imagine that as long as the volume control buttons on the 'Monitors' only affect individual playback, each could be paired with the same phone so that whichever one was closest could be used for hands free.

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I am also trying to find some of a workaround.

I think I'll add another Bluetooth dongle to my laptop..

After having paired the second speaker to that new dongle, I'll try and have all devices to play the same music...

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I also have a Bluetooth speaker for my Laptop and have wondered if I can pair 2 at the same time to play the same audio across each like STEREO. I believe, correct me if I'm wrong, the problem is not really the sound cards, sounds processors, or even the speaker itself. I'm starting to think that it may just be a simple frequency or channel capability.

 

Take 4 2-way radios, UHF if you will. You can program each radio to the same frequency and channel so each can talk to the other. There are some other factors like tone, etc. as well.

 

So what is it about Bluetooth that keeps it secure? We know that Bluetooth is one of the most secure connections between 2 wireless objects. Well, the answer to the question may simply be the pairing channel used in Bluetooth. The other question that arises is, can you change the Bluetooth pairing frequency to match another? I did take a look at the connectivity between my Bluetooth speaker and Laptop. It seems that the computer gives the speaker something that looks like a Mac Address. My phone connects by Bluetooth with one but the address is different. As well as my Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.

 

Please let me know if I'm remotely close.

 

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I too want to do this for a coffee shop my wife owns. Spent a couple of hours with "techies" at Best Buy and a couple of other electronics outlets and they finally understood what I was trying to do. They all knew that Bluetooth "can pair with up to 6 Bluetooth Devices",  I noticed that BEFORE I bought the BOSE Soundlink III hoping to simply "slave" a couple more speakers simultaneously to the main speaker or to the laptop at later date.  And indeed ALL Bluetooth speakers WILL pair with your Bluetooth laptop. But...the point is whether once paired - can 2 or more Bluetooth speakers run the same audio output from that one laptop? Answer I was given: No. Bluetooth technology in speakers  allow it to connect to up to 6 multiple Bluetooth Devices (meaning say multiple iPhones, laptops, Desktops, etc) but can only connect to and interact with SOLELY one other Bluetooth device at a time.

So it cannot send the same audio signal to 2 or more Bluetooth speakers (in my case 2 BOSE Soundlink IIIs). 

I tried a workaround by considering switching systems to the SONOS Play series using WIFI instead and that's a great solution PROVIDED you use only the SONOS APPS associated with that manufacturer (and they have many such music APPS). If so you can play the SONOS APP select your music provider and send the same audio signal to multiple SONOS PLAY speakers (PLAY 1, PLAY2, PLAY3 or PLAY 5 series) at the same time!  Problem for me is that our coffee shop now uses CloudCoverMusic.com (in order to satisfy the Performing Rights Organization music licenses) and CloudCoverMusic.com is NOT on the SONOS list of approved APPS!

So we're back to square 1 - trying to find a way to send the same audio signal from the laptop (internet connection to CloudCoverMusic.com) to 2 separate BOSE Soundlink III speakers. Still no answer however. In fact that's how I stumbled onto these posts while searching for a solution.     

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