Can I connect to multiple Bluetooth speakers simultaneously via Android phone?
With a few Bluetooth speakers now in my possession (Jambox Classic, SoundBot shower speaker, and Bluetooth clock radio), I was curious to see whether I could connect (not pair, connect) all three speakers to my Samsung Galaxy S4 at the same time and play music through a custom, bandaged-together, low-end version of surround sound.
I was aware that Jambox allowed you to connect two speakers together through Bluetooth, so I was hopeful that it would work. According to Wired:
The ability to run two speakers as a stereo pair — so one speaker plays only the right channel while the other plays only the left — is a welcome feature. Other Bluetooth speakers (like the much-beloved UE Boom) have had this ability for around a year now, so it’s about time it came to the Mini Jambox. Pair the two units to each other wirelessly and choose the stereo playback option by pressing the volume up and volume down buttons at the same time on one of the speakers. Place the Mini Jamboxes five or ten feet apart, and you get some impressive-sounding stereo separation.
Unfortunately, I learned that the technology isn’t that widespread — that Jambox, specifically Mini Jamboxes, were one of the few units on the market that offered multiple connections.
After some more digging around — I’m surprised that there wasn’t much information available — I confirmed that multiple Bluetooth connections for the same purpose (to play music wirelessly from one’s phone) isn’t currently supported by Android.