A Bose Soundlink mini speaker serves its purpose when you’re in a small space or don’t need to hear as much distinction in musical tones. But if you’re like me, hosting parties or wanting to have a deeper bass sound leaves you wondering if you can link your mini speakers.
Can You Link Two Bose Soundlink Mini Speakers?
You can link two Bose Soundlink mini speakers easily via the Bose Connect app or by doing so manually. Bose offers two options for linking your speakers—party and stereo modes. Party mode boosts sound in different spaces of your home, and stereo mode improves sound quality.
Linking your Bose Soundlink mini speakers is easy via the Bose Connect app or by doing so manually. Bose offers two options for linking your speakers—party and stereo modes. Party mode boosts sound in different spaces of your home, and stereo mode improves sound quality.
I’ll teach you how to turn on party and stereo modes through the Bose Connect app and manually. If it turns out to be more challenging than I make it seem, read on to the end to learn about solutions for common troubleshooting issues.
How to Link Two Bose Soundlink Mini Speakers
You have two options for linking your Bose mini speakers:
- Party mode
- Stereo mode
Party mode is ideal if you have a large room or two separate rooms and want the sound to reach these areas. In contrast, stereo mode turns your Bose mini speakers into a makeshift stereo, with one speaker being the right side and the other the left side.
Furthermore, you can choose to link your Bose mini speakers to party or stereo mode via the Bose app or by doing so manually.
Using the App to Link Your Bose Soundlink Mini Speakers
The Bose Connect app is the easiest way to link your mini speakers. To do so for party mode, follow these steps:
- Turn on both mini speakers.
- Ensure you have Bluetooth enabled on your smartphone.
- Press the Bluetooth button on one of the speakers until it connects to your phone.
- Pull up the Bose Connect app and click “Party Mode.”
- Click “Continue.”
The music will begin playing from both speakers shortly.
While you’re welcome to hold down the Bluetooth button on both of your Bose Soundlink mini speakers, it isn’t necessary. Once one speaker connects, the other will automatically do the same as long as it’s turned on.
Using the App to Turn on Stereo Mode
Both of your Bose Soundlink mini speakers will need to be on party mode before you can switch them to stereo mode.
So, after you complete the steps above, simply keep the Bose Connect app open and click on “Stereo (L/R).”
Switching Back to Party Mode
If you’d rather keep your mini speakers on party mode, all you need to do is open the app and click on “Stereo (L/R)” again.
Doing so will immediately shift the music to playing through both speakers so that you can place them in different parts of your room or house.
Manually Linking Your Bose Soundlink Mini Speakers
If you don’t have your phone nearby, you can link your Bose mini speakers without the app by following the instructions below.
Enabling Party Mode
Whether you’re hosting a party or want to bring a solo party to your home via surround-sound-like music, follow these steps below to enable party mode.
- Turn on both speakers.
- Hook up one of the speakers to the Bluetooth device where you’ll be playing the music.
- Once the music is playing from your single Bose mini speaker, press the Bluetooth and Volume + buttons at the same time.
- When you hear a voice prompt, let go of the buttons and pick up your second speaker.
- Press and hold the Bluetooth and Volume – buttons on the second speaker until a noise comes through.
- Wait about 10 seconds, and the music will begin to play in unison across both Bose Soundlink mini speakers.
Enabling Stereo Mode
In order to turn on stereo mode, you’ll first need to follow the steps of switching both Bose mini speakers to party mode.
Once you do that, follow the steps below.
- Choose one speaker and press the Bluetooth and Volume + buttons at the same time.
- A voice will come through the speaker saying, “stereo mode.”
- One speaker will then say “left,” and the other will say “right.”
At that point, the music will serve as a stereo, offering distinct right and left audio separation for a better listening experience.
Changing Between Modes
If you decide that you’d rather listen to party mode rather than stereo mode, the solution is easy—simply choose one speaker and press the Bluetooth and Volume + buttons in unison.
The whole sound will then go back to playing on both speakers.
Unlinking Your Bose Soundlink Mini Speakers
Unlinking your Bose mini speakers is as easy as turning off one of the speakers.
Alternatively, if you’d rather keep your Bose mini speakers on, you can hold down the Bluetooth button on one of the speakers until you hear the voice prompt.
Troubleshooting Your Bose Soundlink Mini Speakers
If you’re unable to link your Bose speakers after following these app or manual steps, it’s likely because you’re running your speakers on older software.
You’ll need to visit Bose’s website to check and download the latest software version. Once you do so, you should be able to connect your mini speakers without a problem.
There are other reasons you might not be able to link your mini speakers, too, including:
- One of your speakers needs charging
- Your speakers are more than 10 meters apart from each other
- You have both of your speakers connected to your Bluetooth device (this is usually okay, but it can sometimes cause issues)
- Too many other Bluetooth devices running
You should also assess if there’s any physical material that could be causing an issue with your mini speakers being able to link. For example, metal, walls, and doors can all hinder a connection when you’re trying to pair them.
Ready to Link Your Bose Soundlink Mini Speakers?
Whether you choose to do so with the app or manually, Bose’s link features are a powerful way to enhance the sound quality of your mini speakers.
Bose makes it easy to switch your Soundlink mini speakers between party and stereo modes, offering you the chance to have a high-quality sound that you’d expect from much larger speakers.