Windows 8 & 8.1 - Adding, Connecting & Disconnecting Bluetooth Audio Devices




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Lourde Antro: I am using Windows 8.1 in my laptop and I tried to connect my phone (samsung s duos) with my lap using bluetooth......... I can see my phone in my lap and then after pairing it shows "Not connected"...... What should I do to rectify it?

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❤TwightHeart❤: question can you connect your wii remote to your computer this way please answer I been trying to find bluetooth so I could connect with, my computer doesn't have bluetooth and I don't want to buy one either. 

Damaris Perez: thank, Your instructions are clear and simple I am trying to activate my first Wireless bluetooth speaker, on Windows 8.1 but I can not continue with the process, because it appears "No device found" really I don't know that to do with the cables that come with the devices... must be connected to PC? and turn off the device?

Fafanimation: What if the headset icon doesn't appear in the playback list?

Joey's Modded Lobbies: Or you can right click the audio in the task bar and click "playback speakers"

Satish Kumar: I always used to remove my audio device and reconnect it. Thanks a lot for sharing this. Makes it much simpler to disable and enable audio devices.

Chad Cooper: Do you know how I would be able to use my laptop as a bluetooth speaker for my phone? I'd like to play music from my phone through my laptop, but whenever I connect my phone to my computer (via bluetooth), they just say that they're paired, and nothing else happens. Every time I right-click the Bluetooth icon (in the task bar) and open the settings, and try to click on "audio" the program stops responding and I have to close it. I'd appreciate any input you can give, as you seem to know what you're doing! I'm running Windows 8.1 and my phone is an HTC One M8. Thanks!

Helen Kennedy: You seem very talented with computers. I have just been given a pair of DR BTN200 wireless speakers. I have tried to connect them but I get the dialogue box stating ensure your device is discoverable. Bluetooth is enabled, but I get this every time. Can anyone help me with this. I am partially deaf and headphones work well. Thanks. 

Thien Ho: Good tutorial video. But it works only if the Bluetooth option's "allow a device to connect" is active.

James Walker: ok so i dont have a wireless tab in settings.... what do i do

Kad Tubo: I cant connect my device and my wireless mouse?

sophia custodia: my icon wont stay pinned in the to the start bar

Peter Keogh: Thanks, I wanted to automate this (of course Microsoft has no useful help on the subject) and I found if you set the Bluetooth device as the default device when it is connected it will be the default but when its disconnected the default magically switches back to the integrated speaker. I realise this defeats the point of a default and I have no idea how to change the default default although you may never want to. Hope this is helpful to somone

MissGecko7: Thank you so much for your help on this issue - certainly a flaw of Windows 8/8.1 taking the connect/dissconnect options out of the bluetooth (non-)settings where they used to be in Win 7. I was already beginning to despair as forums show this question a lot, but without any viable answer. Until I found your video tutorial :-)

crimzenballer1: for some my laptop can't locate bluetooth devices? they're both on and working but its been like this ever since i bought the new laptop. please help?

SuperPsych Otic: Ok, so I bought bluetooth headphones and I don't know how to turn the bluetooth on or find it on my laptop...

Mike Fischer: Very nice job on this video. Works well with Windows 8.1 on a Dell Tablet. Thank You.

Helen Kennedy: Very good video, step by step guide on icons etc. I am sure you could help me with my problem. I have tried everything I know to connect my headphones, but no luck so far. - (

EnjoyableComedian: its wont find the device i want

Ace: I don't get the downvotes - best tutorial for the tedious, unintuitive task of dis-/ connecting bluetooth speakers

SeciMasuBre: Please help me bro. When i connect my phone to the laptop, it registers it, i confirm the registration number on the laptop and the phone, everything seems fine, but then, it stays "connected" for only few seconds and ends up with a device name and under it it says "Not Connected".. i hope you understood what i mean? Thanks a lot dude!

Heckler: i accidentally disabled the microphone on the recording devices tab. how do i enable it?

Bartłomiej Serafiński: This is ridiculous...that is why android and ios are killing windows platform. Simplicity is the game and Microsoft don't know hot to play it.. 

Russell S.: um hey when ever it disconnects it doesnt appear in sound :/ what should i do

Alex Christenson: My computer does not recognize my headphones and a sound device. I can pair them, but when I go to sound options, they do not show up. Any ideas?

Karl Vella: Thanks for the video...really helped me and i also noticed you reply on almost every comment if not all of them kudos for that not all people give care to such things ;D

Song Sejuani: hey what do i do if my laptop isn't reading my bluetooth device? help please i will be grateful, thank you

Mara-Jade Hallam: I don't have a devices tab...

Oli Sagar: thanks a lot mine didnt even work without headphones but its fixed now :)

Shifa Syed: after an hour of searching FINALLY!! THANKYOU!! <3

Anthony Navarro: helpful but please speak up

Denise Duron: my bluetooth devices show that they are paired, but will NOT connect and have sound. help?

Matthew Booth: This was really helpful, thanks! Please get yourself a microphone, though :)

Kevin Johnson: You can get to the Sounds page by right-clicking the speaker in the bottom right and selecting "Sounds" from the menu.

Yoel Buzgalo: My Windows 8.1 PC Settings doesnt show Wireless section (Where you can enable bluetooth and such)...Can you tell me where to find the bluetooth? and does all PC's come with bluetooth? and what does a bluetooth driver do?

Aggressive Videos: i have a speaker, bluetooth, but my computer doens't have bluetooth -.- windows 8, newest version

BlackSmithWolf: How do I make my microphone go into "discovery mode" it only has three buttons... 

inscrutable67: Thanks for the tips. That are unfortunately necessary due to how crappy windows 8 is. 

EternallApprentace: FFS, it's about time someone helped me get over the install, uninstall, and install AGAIN hump, wow lol. Thanks man, ur right it's all pretty simple...*sigh, they just layer and cover echrything up for you to find =S This vid is as good as any Christmas/ New Years gift lmao ( no, I don't usually get gifts for new years. But awesome!)

BF4 boy: thanks dude

Patrick de los Reyes: Is that Dave's Wave on your desktop? Nice pic...

Lennart Raun: What about reconnecting bluetooth devices (Logitech BT adapter, win8.1), everything works fine first time, device is found, paired and connected, but when the reconnection is needed, then the device is visible as disconnected and only option there is to delete device and pair again, is there any way to reconnect device without deleting it first?

spikedublin13: Omg thank you soooo much, this was such a pain in the ass. your audio was poor but very very helpful nonetheless 

MysteryViolette: So I have a new Bluetooth headset that I recently bought. I've done everything the video told me to do, and what the book for the device told me to do- and it doesn't work. Is there any way to plug in the device, and manually add it to the computer system? They're iLive Blue, IAHB64.

Richard Sykes: Awesome! Thank you.

northlander: computer pairs with sony bluetooth but no sound

love pinto: hey my laptop is windows 8 and leaves me turn the bluetooth

DestructiveGamer: Can this work for a Ex-02 Bluetooth Device? for a Windows 8 x64 version........I need to know Asap before I download and install a Bluetooth Driver! please help me dude +Brandon Neubert 

Beatapsara: Thanks for the video - I managed to connect my speaker and it worked fine for a while. Now it´s disconnected and shows up in bluetooth devices as offline (it´s on). I tried to connect it through the Sound, but the only thing showing up there is my loudspeaker...
Rating:
Windows 8 & 8.1 - Adding, Connecting & Disconnecting Bluetooth Audio Devices 4 out of 5

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