The soundbar is a special type of speaker that is designed to make the audio in your device sound louder. These speakers can connect to televisions, smartphones, and computers wirelessly through Bluetooth.
Soundbars have several speakers (1-3) and a subwoofer fitted in an enclosure that creates a better quality of sound than your devices. They are easy to set up as long as you know the right steps.
In this post, we’ll discuss steps to set up a Bluetooth soundbar in Windows 10. The steps are similar to those required for pairing the Bluetooth soundbar with your television or smartphone.
Activate pairing mode on your soundbar
Pairing your Bluetooth soundbar with Windows 10 PC is essential for connecting both devices wirelessly. When you switch on the soundbar, Bluetooth is activated. However, it needs to enter pairing mode to scan for nearby devices and establish a Bluetooth connection.
The soundbar comes with a dedicated button that forces the speaker into Bluetooth pairing mode. In some Soundbars, you need to long-press the start button on the speaker to activate the pairing mode. Refer to your soundbar documentation to know how to activate pairing mode in Bluetooth soundbar.
Steps to set up Bluetooth Soundbar
If you are setting up a Bluetooth soundbar on your desktop, make sure it has a Bluetooth adapter installed. Laptops and Smartphones come with Bluetooth functionality, so there should be no problem in setting up a Bluetooth soundbar.
Here are the steps to follow.
- Click Start
- Type Bluetooth in the search bar
- Click Bluetooth and other device settings from the search results
- In the Settings window, go to the right-hand pane and make sure the Bluetooth toggle switch is at ON position; it will be blue. If the Bluetooth toggle switch is grayed out, click the toggle switch to turn on Bluetooth
- Next click Add Bluetooth or other device
- In the Add device popup dialog, click Bluetooth. When you click this option Windows 10 computer will search for Bluetooth devices nearby and present you with an option to connect
- Select your soundbar from the list of devices. Windows may list your soundbar with its model name, serial number, or just soundbar.
- When you find the correct device, click to select and then click Connect
After this step, the Window’s sound output would be directed to the soundbar. Play some video or audio files to see if the soundbar connection is working.
If you are not able to hear any sound, you need to make a few changes to the sound/audio settings on your computer. Here are the steps to follow.
- Click Start->Settings
- In the Settings window, click System
- In the next window, navigate to the Sound option in the left pane and click it
- In the right pane, go to the Output section and click the drop-down list to see all output options
- You will see the Bluetooth soundbar as one of the options in the drop-down list, click to select it.
- Now Bluetooth soundbar is your default sound output.