My brother sent me some really cool wireless bluetooth speakers for my computer and I can’t figure out how to make them work. Is there some secret to getting a MacBook to use a bluetooth speaker system?
Actually, there is a nuance involved with bluetooth speakers based on my experience because pairing them to your Mac doesn’t automatically mean that they’re selected as audio output devices. It’s a two step process and the Bluetooth Setup Assistant doesn’t make that clear at all.
The first step with bluetooth devices of any sort is to put them into “pairing” or “discoverable” mode, which in this case involves pushing and holding the power button for about ten seconds.
Then, on your Mac, go to “System Preferences…” –> “Bluetooth”:
Choose it and click “Continue”…
As you can see, it’s now paired, but it’s not connected. Confusing. In fact, it sounds like this is where you got without being able to proceed further. No surprise, this is where you seem to need insider info.
See the little gear button on the bottom? You need to click it:
That’ll get you working, so have fun!