How to Output Audio to Multiple Devices in Windows 10

Originally published at: How to Output Audio to Multiple Devices in Windows 10

Most Windows users have more than just one audio output device connected to their computers – the most common example of this being the average Windows user having a pair of headphones for when they want to keep the sound to themselves and a speaker or set of speakers for when they feel like sharing…

thanks so much! Voicemeeter did the trick, sound out of the blueetooth headset and speakers at the same time

Voicemeeter worked for me! Only needed it for a very simple dual monitors with inbuilt speakers setup, but the program is very feature rich for many more use cases than this.

Make sure that all the drivers are installed correctly

Left click on it and select the “Set Default” option below

It should work, you can try it out and make sure that it does.

After numerous attempts I almost gave up. I enabled “stereo” following the instructions, I have restarted the computer several times, and it still seemed necessary to choose a device by right clicking on the speaker icon on the bottom right hand side. However by going back once more to the menu “App volume and device preferences” and setting the “input” to Stereo Mix (why wasn’t this already enabled???) I was finally able to hear sound on both the computer and a remote bluetooth device.

Simply connect both audio outputs, switch on mixer and select the secondary audio output on it. The first one doesn’t need any further config, unless you are using a bluetooth headset which changes to primary output when connected. It works.

Thanks for the tip. Can you tell me if this works too with bluetooth ? I want to listen to the audio of my PC, wirelessly, from two bluetooth headphones (bose qc 35 ii and sony WH-1000XM3).

Just to point out there is no “right click” set as default option as in point number 7.

I want to do the opposite of what this article talks about. Both my rear and front panel audio jacks are seen as the same device. If my headphones are plugged in, the desktop speakers are disabled. I don’t want to contently be unplugging my headphones when I want to use my desktop speakers. I just want to click on the speaker icon in the systray and select which device i want to output too.

Thanks for giving a second option. I just bought a second headset and wanted to know how to use both at the same time just in case.

My name Jeff!

Thx for asking. I’m trying to connect two Bluetooth speakers (mono) for each channel.
It seems I figured out how to connect them both, it was not so obvious about that from the article.
So, now the challenge to forward separate channels (left/right)

What are you trying to achieve exactly? please explain.

I still don’t understand how voicemeeter can help.
There only one output device.

thank you

Unfortunately, What you are asking for is not possible as it seems like your front and rear ports are both being powered by a single cable. What I suggest you do is buy a USB to audio jack convertor and use that to plug your desktop speakers.

It really depends on the Bluetooth adaptor your computer has. Most of the time there can be up to 7 slaves device connected to a host Bluetooth device. So make sure that you are pairing the speakers from your computer to make sure that your computer is a host Bluetooth device try adding speakers one by one from the computer search for “Add a Bluetooth device” in your search bar.

Any way to connect 3 devices at once? I’m messing around with a handful of Bluetooth speakers, but it seems both of the proposed methods can only output to up to 2 devices