It’s no secret that Chromecast is one of the most popular streaming devices on the market. With its low price and easy-to-use interface, it’s no wonder that so many people are using it to watch their favorite shows and movies.
But what about those of us who want to use a Bluetooth speaker with our Chromecast? Can you use a Bluetooth speaker with Chromecast?
The short answer is yes, you can use a Bluetooth speaker with Chromecast. Chromecast 2nd and 3rd generation devices come with Bluetooth built-in, so you can easily connect your speaker and start streaming.
They also feature 3.5mm, so you can use any speaker you want – even if it’s not Bluetooth-enabled.
If you’re using an older Chromecast device, you’ll need to use a Chromecast Audio dongle in order to connect your Bluetooth speaker. Once you have the dongle, simply plug it into the Chromecast and follow the instructions on how to connect your Bluetooth speaker.
Below you will not only find step-by-step instructions on how to connect your Bluetooth speaker with Chromecast. I’ll also share how you can connect your speaker that does not have Bluetooth to the Chromecast Audio.
What is Chromecast and what are its features?
Chromecast is a Google device that allows you to stream audio and video content from your mobile device or computer directly to your TV. Chromecast also supports multi-room audio, so you can play music in different rooms of your house.
How to use Bluetooth speakers with Chromecast?
If you have a Bluetooth speaker or headphones and are wondering if you can use them with your Chromecast, the answer is yes! Here’s how:
First, make sure that your Bluetooth speaker is turned on and in range of your Chromecast. Then, open the Google Home app on your mobile device and tap the Devices button in the top right corner.
Next, select your Chromecast from the list of devices and tap the settings cog in the top right corner. In the Chromecast settings menu, scroll down to the “Guest mode” section and toggle the switch to “on.”
Once the Guest mode is enabled, tap the “Bluetooth devices” option and select your Bluetooth speaker from the list of available devices. Your Chromecast will now be paired with your Bluetooth speaker and any audio played through the Chromecast will come through the speaker.
Connect Bluetooth Speaker via Bluetooth Transmitter
In case your speaker does not have Bluetooth built-in, you can use a Bluetooth Transmitter to make it compatible with Chromecast.
A Bluetooth Transmitter is a small device that plugs into the aux port of your speaker and uses Bluetooth to connect wirelessly to your Chromecast.
To use a Bluetooth Transmitter with your Chromecast, simply plug it into the aux port of your speaker and follow the same instructions on how to connect it to your Chromecast.
You can do the same if you want to connect your headphone to your Chromecast.
The benefits of using Chromecast with Bluetooth speaker
One of the great things about using Chromecast with a Bluetooth speaker is that you can control the audio. You can also use Chromecast’s built-in controls to pause, play or stop the audio from your phone or tablet.
Another benefit is that you can improve the sound quality of your audio and make it easier to control the volume. If you have a speaker that doesn’t have Bluetooth, you can still use Chromecast connecting with a 3.5mm audio cable.
Troubleshooting tips for using Chromecast with Bluetooth speaker
If you’re having trouble connecting your Chromecast to a Bluetooth speaker, here are some tips:
- First, make sure that your Chromecast and Bluetooth speaker are both turned on and in range of each other
- If your Chromecast is connected to a TV or other display, turn off the display. This will help reduce interference from nearby devices
- Try restarting your Chromecast and Bluetooth speaker
- Make sure that your Chromecast and Bluetooth speaker are compatible with each other. For example, some older or faulty Bluetooth speakers might not work with newer Chromecasts.
Connecting Chromecast with a Bluetooth speaker is an easy task to follow with the steps above. I hope this guide was helpful and you were able to connect with your speaker without any issues. I also add some troubleshooting tips so that in case you run into a problem you can easily fix it.
Can I connect multiple Bluetooth speakers to Chromecast?
Unfortunately, no. You can only connect one Bluetooth speaker or audio device to your Chromecast at a time.