Are you planning on throwing a get-together or hosting a group workout session?
Whichever occasion you’re planning for, music is something you’ll need to spice things up!
If you want to use your JBL speakers to recreate the sound quality of a home theater and enhance your listening experience, there’s no need to search further for instructions.
With the help of our guide, you’ll quickly become skilled in playing audio through connected speakers.
Keep reading to learn more about the ins and outs of connecting multiple JBL speakers together!
Can I Connect Multiple JBL Speakers?
The short answer is YES! It’s possible to connect JBL speakers together.
You can pair supported speakers together if they have the same “Connect” button.
However, there’s a certain LIMIT on how many JBL speakers can connect. This limit differs per speaker, but it mainly depends on the speaker’s communication protocol.
- If your JBL speakers have the “JBL Connect” feature, you’ll only be able to connect two JBL speakers together.
- If your JBL speakers have the “JBL Connect+” or “JBL PartyBoost” features, they can connect up to 100 JBL speakers together!
Remember that you should also consider your phone’s Bluetooth capacity when it comes to the pairing process.
If you’re interested in how to pair multiple JBL speakers together, check out our in-depth instructions below!
How to Connect JBL Speakers: Step-By-Step Process
Step 1. Conduct a Compatibility Check
Before connecting multiple JBL speakers together, you’ll have to check the compatibility of your speakers.
It’s best to do this at the start because it’ll save you a LOT of time and undue stress later on.
It’ll be easy to connect if you own the same type of JBL speakers. However, if you have different JBL models, it can get a little tricky.
To verify if your different JBL speakers can connect, you’ll have to refer to your speakers’ “Connect” buttons.
These connect buttons will be in the form of an hourglass, with a few varying details:
- If the hourglass icon has straight edges, your JBL speaker has the “JBL Connect” feature.
- If the hourglass icon has straight edges with a “+” sign, your JBL speaker has the “JBL Connect Plus” feature.
- If the hourglass icon has round edges, your JBL speaker has the “PartyBoost” feature.
If you want to pair JBL speakers, they should have the SAME “Connect” buttons.
Step 2. Turn Your JBL Speaker On
Once you’ve verified your JBL speakers’ compatibility, press the power button on your JBL speakers.
You have to do this individually for all the speakers.
To see if your JBL device is on, check if the power button’s LED turns blue or white or if you hear a short audio clip playing.
Step 3. Enable Bluetooth Settings by Pressing the Bluetooth Button
Get your primary speaker and press the “Bluetooth” icon so that it can connect with your audio source.
If your speaker’s Bluetooth button blinks, it’s READY TO PAIR with other JBL speakers.
Afterward, get your phone, laptop, or tablet (Windows, Mac, iPhone, or Android) and open your device’s Bluetooth settings. You can do this by sliding the toggle switch.
Your device will search for a list of available devices, and you’ll be able to see other JBL speakers that you can connect to.
Once you’ve found your chosen device or audio source from the list of nearby devices, you can then connect the primary speaker to it.
Verify if your devices are connected by checking your phone to see if the status of your JBL audio source shows the phrase “Connected.”
Step 4. Play Music From Your Device
You can try playing music from your cellphone to test if your Bluetooth connection works.
If you hear audio playing from your primary speaker, it means that you were able to successfully enable Bluetooth!
If you don’t hear anything, you can try to increase the volume, or you can try to disconnect and reconnect your speakers to your device.
After doing this, play audio to check if it worked.
Step 5. Press the Connect Button on Your Primary Speaker
Get your playing JBL speaker and press the “Connect” button.
You’ll only need to press the “Connect” button once so your JBL speaker can enter into Bluetooth pairing mode with other JBL speakers.
You should hear a short audio clip afterward!
Next, press the “Connect” button on your second speaker and wait for another short audio clip to play.
At this point, you have successfully connected two JBL speakers together!
If you want to connect more JBL speakers together, it’s best to wait for a few seconds after connecting each JBL speaker BEFORE moving to the next one.
Once you’ve connected all the speakers to the same source, you can play music to test their Bluetooth connection.
Why Can’t I Connect My JBL Speaker?
Are you having trouble connecting all your JBL speakers together? Can you only hear music playing from one speaker?
You may be struggling because of one of the following cases:
- A JBL speaker is connected to another device. To solve this, you can disconnect from the device so that you can connect to other speakers.
- Your cellphone has connected to the maximum number of Bluetooth devices. This might be because Android and iOS phones can only pair with seven Bluetooth speakers.
If you want to connect to more than seven JBL speakers, you’ll have to search for an app that can connect more speakers to your phone.
Fortunately, apps like AmpMe exist and can be used for this exact purpose. You can download the app on Google Play or their official website. [R]
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re still confused about the technicalities of your speakers or some aspects of the pairing process, you can refer to our list of popular questions below to find out our answers!
How Do You Connect JBL Stereo Speakers to Each Other?
Before connecting multiple JBL speakers together, it’s important to check if they have the same communication protocol.
The three main features that all the JBL speakers have are:
- JBL Connect feature
- JBL Connect+ feature
- JBL PartyBoost feature.
Here’s a list of some of the corresponding speakers that you can find under each feature:
- JBL Connect Feature: JBL Charge 3, JBL Clip 2, JBL Flip 3, JBL Pulse 2
- JBL Connect+ Feature: JBL Charge 4, JBL Boombox, JBL Flip 4, JBL Pulse 3, JBL Xtreme 2
- JBL PartyBoost Feature: JBL Boombox 2, JBL Boombox 3, JBL Flip 5, JBL Flip 6, JBL Pulse 4, JBL Pulse 5, JBL Xtreme 3
As long as your JBL speakers have the same “JBL Connect,” “JBL Connect+,” or “JBL PartyBoost” features, you’ll be able to pair them easily!
If you have an older model, chances are quite high that it WON’T be able to upgrade to “Connect+” or “PartyBoost,” except if it’s a JBL Charge 3 speaker.
You can upgrade this speaker to get the latest features through the mobile app.
Can You Connect Multiple JBL Speakers Together if They Have Different Sizes?
If you have multiple portable speakers of varying sizes, it may seem a little tricky at first to figure out how to connect JBL speakers together.
Fortunately, as long as your speakers have the same “Connect” button, you can pair multiple JBL speakers together without any problem.
You can try playing audio to confirm that you were able to connect multiple JBL speakers together.
How Many Modes Do JBL Speakers Have?
JBL speakers have two modes, “Party” mode and “Stereo” mode, which you can apply through the JBL portable app.
If you don’t have the app yet, you can easily download it on Google Play.
The app is compatible with most JBL speakers, but only the same speakers can play stereo sound music in “Stereo” mode.
Can You Disconnect One JBL Speaker From Other Speakers?
Yes, removing one speaker (or even multiple speakers) from each other after you’ve paired them is possible.
Just ensure that you’re NOT unpairing your primary speaker since you would have to connect it to your music source repeatedly.
Once you’re ready to unpair, you can press the speaker’s power button to turn it off, or you can press the “Connect” button.
You’ll have to do the same if you’re removing other JBL speakers.
Forming a Connection
Now that you know how to connect JBL speakers together, it’ll be easier to play audio through your connected JBL speakers.
Through this method, you WON’T need to splurge on an expensive audio setup to bring your event or workout to the next level.
All you’ll need is your connected JBL speakers, and you’ll be able to simulate an energetic atmosphere in no time!