Windows 10: bluetooth external speaker won't play music

Discus and support bluetooth external speaker won't play music in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; hi, i am having problems connecting my laptop via bluetooth to an external soundbar specifically the LG SJ8. it pairs and connects, but when i play... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Gyruss09, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Gyruss09 Win User

    bluetooth external speaker won't play music


    hi,


    i am having problems connecting my laptop via bluetooth to an external soundbar specifically the LG SJ8.

    it pairs and connects, but when i play music, no sound comes out of the external soundbar. the laptop speakers are still the ones being used.

    when i try to choose the output device, the soundbar is not listed as an option. only the laptop speakers are listed.


    it was working fine before, but i am guessing that as a result of a windows update, something went wrong.

    i tried connecting my back-up laptop to the soundbar using bluetooth but i get the same problem.


    i have another external speaker, the Bose Mini Soundlink, and for some reason that device connects fine and plays music normally.


    would appreciate your help here.


    thanks,

    mike

    :)
     
    Gyruss09, Sep 8, 2018
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  2. silkmaze Win User

    How to play audio/music through speakers AND bluetooth speakers


    I have a pair of Creative T40 speakers plugged into the 3.5mm jack on my laptop. I got hold of a bluetooth speaker and that was recognised straight-away.

    I have installed a large monitor (32inch) to the laptop on which I work as well as watch movies and play games. I was wondering if I could setup that audio, be it music, gaming audio or movie audio could be played through BOTH sets of speakers.

    The main T40's are on either side of the monitor and I have the bluetooth speaker behind me on a shelf. That would, kind-of, give me surround sound. Or when I have people over I could get better sound if I could just move the bluetooth speaker to a different part of the room.

    Any ideas or suggestions?

    Thank you.
     
    silkmaze, Sep 8, 2018
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  3. Bluetooth speaker not playing

    Hello Tanya,

    Your Bluetooth speaker might be paired with your PC but not connected. You can try the following steps to manually connect it:

    • Make sure your Bluetooth speaker is turned on.
    • On the far right of the Windows taskbar, press and hold (right-click)
      Volume
      , and then select Playback devices.
    • On the Playback tab, select the Bluetooth speaker, press and hold (or right-click) it, and then select
      Connect.
    • Select your Bluetooth speaker, and then select Set default. Music should play on your Bluetooth speaker now.

    Let us know if performing the steps makes any difference.
     
    Michelle Vil, Sep 8, 2018
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  4. fang422 Win User

    bluetooth external speaker won't play music

    Using a bluetooth external speaker with laptop

    How do I play streaming music on my laptop to an external bluetooth speaker?
     
    fang422, Sep 8, 2018
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