Dual Audio On Samsung Galaxy After Android 10 Update - Play Music On 2 Bluetooth Devices
If you have recently updated your Samsung Galaxy phone with Android 10 based One UI 2.0 or more recently to One UI 3.0 based on Android 11 , then you might have been struggling to play music from your Samsung Galaxy phone on multiple Bluetooth headphones or Speakers simultaneously. This is because Samsung has removed the Dual Audio feature available on older Android versions with Android 10(Q) update and has replaced it with Samsung's Media and Devices App.
The Samsung Media and devices App is available in your Samsung Galaxy Quick Panel layout and is easily accessible in One UI 2.0 and even better designed in One UI 3.0.
Samsung Dual Audio feature is replaced by Media and Devices app on Android 10 and Android 11 in below Samsung Galaxy devices.
Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra
Galaxy Z Fold 2
Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra
Galaxy Z Flip
GalaxyS10e, S10 & 10+
S9 & S9+
S8 & S8+
The Dual Audio feature is limited to certain Samsung devices with Bluetooth 5.0 and according to Samsung, there is no way to enable the dual audio if your device does not work with the instructions provided in below article
If your Samsung phone is unable to play music on 2 Bluetooth headphones after following the below instructions, don't get disappointed as thankfully there are various Bluetooth adapters in the market which might the serve the purpose for you.
You can enable Media and Devices in Quick Panel of your Samsung Galaxy phone by following this step by step video
I would highly recommend to update your Samsung Galaxy media and devices feature first as it contains the Samsung's latest fixes for any bugs in connectivity.
Follow the below Quick step-by-step guide to listen to music on 2 Bluetooth speakers simultaneously. We have used the Samsung Galaxy S10+ for the below example:
1. Switch On the Bluetooth on your Phone
Open the notification panel of your Samsung Galaxy phone by swiping from top to bottom on your phone screen and switch on the Bluetooth.
2. Connect the first Bluetooth device
I am going to play music on 2 Bluetooth headphones from Samsung Galaxy S10+ , the first one is the Jabra Elite Active 75t which I use for my daily commute, running and while doing exercises in my gym.
Jabra Elite Active 75t are designed for the perfect and the best fit for your ears as compared to its other competitors like Apple Airpods Pro, Bose SoundSport and Beats Powerbeats pro. They are also sweatproof and waterproof with IP57 rating which places them on top of the list of sports true wireless earbuds.
I have been using it for almost a year now and can say that no earbuds match its perfect fit and the bass quality of these headphones. You can fully customize the sound and update the firmware on these earbuds with the Jabra Sound+ app installed on your phone.
They pair with my phone automatically as soon as I remove them from the charging case.
3. Connect your second Bluetooth device
Now, I will pair my Dad's Apple AirPods Pro by opening its charging case. We both go for long walks sometimes and we both listen to the same songs by pairing mine and his earbuds with my phone.
My Dad is a fan of Apple products and has been using the Apple products since Apple IPhone 6. We always have a difference of opinion on the features of Apple AirPods Pro and Jabra Elite Active 75t similar to the argument over Android and IOS :) but I cannot deny the fact that Apple AirPods Pro are the true class premium wireless earbuds which works magically with Apple IPhone and I truly love its interface.
Apple AirPods Pro require a manual setup initially for Android phones but once that is done, it also pairs with my Samsung Galaxy phone as soon as I open the AirPods Pro charging case.
My phone is now connected to 2 Bluetooth headphones, however media will only play on one of the two Bluetooth devices by default.
4. Playing media on 2 Bluetooth headphones after pairing
You can now play the media on second Bluetooth device by using the Samsung's Media feature in Android 10 based One UI 2.0, which is accessible through Notification panel of your Samsung Galaxy phone.
Select the second Bluetooth device in Media screen
You will be able to listen the same songs on 2 Bluetooth headphones or speakers now.
If you are unable to enable the dual audio after following the above instructions and your Samsung phone is not mentioned in the list provided in the beginning of this article, I would suggest you to check the Bluetooth transmitters and receivers and find if they are compatible for your phone. Do read the description and users feedback for these amazing products before buying.
You can also check this Video for the things in action on different set of headphones which I had used earlier.