Have you ever wished you didn’t need to move your portable Bluetooth speaker around with you just to keep listening to your music?
Or maybe you want to share audio from your phone with a friend.
Well, if you’ve got a Samsung device, you can use their dual audio feature to customize your listening setup.
This feature lets you pair up two Bluetooth speakers, headphones or earbuds simultaneously, creating a dynamic audio experience.
Connect another set of headphones, so you and your friend can watch a movie together. Or, fill a couple of rooms with the perfect tunes for a party with two paired up Bluetooth speakers.
All About Samsung Dual Audio
Dual audio is a great feature that Samsung offers on its devices that are running Android 10 or newer. This feature lets you output the same audio through two Bluetooth devices at the same time.
If you own a Samsung phone, which doesn’t have Bluetooth 5.0 or higher, you won’t be able to use the dual audio feature. But if your phone supports it, you’ll be able to use two speakers at the same time, even if they’re different brands.
Samsung Phones with Dual Audio Support
If your Samsung phone is running Android 10 or newer, you may be able to use this feature to hook up two audio outputs and expand your listening options.
Here’s a list of Samsung devices with dual audio support. We try to keep this list up to date, so please let us know if a compatible model is missing, and we’ll update this article to include it.
- Galaxy Note 8
- Galaxy Note 9
- Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
- Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+
- Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+
- Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S4, S6
- Galaxy Tab S7, S7+
- Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Flip, Z Flip 2, Z Flip 3, Z Flip 4
- Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A72
Using Dual Audio on your Samsung Device
The quick panel on your Samsung Galaxy may not have the dual audio settings available by default. Follow the instructions here to turn on these settings, so you can use this feature.
If you’re having trouble, just like with any other issue, it’s a good idea to first make sure that your system is up-to-date.
How to turn on the dual audio settings:
- Swipe down on the screen to see the quick panel.
- Tap the three vertical lines to open the options.
- Select quick panel layout from the menu.
- In the quick panel layout menu, turn on the Show Devices and Media buttons.
- Return to your quick panel, where now you should see a connected devices and media panel button.
Now that you’ve adjusted these settings, you’ll be able to see your connected devices, including both speakers or headphones when you’re using dual audio.
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Steps to Dual Pair your Bluetooth Speakers
If you require help with setting up Bluetooth, so you can pair and see multiple Bluetooth connections, here are the steps you need to follow.
- Open the settings on your Samsung smartphone and select Connections.
- Select Bluetooth by tapping it and then toggle Bluetooth to the on position.
- Follow the pairing instructions for your device. Now, your connected Bluetooth device should show up in the quick panel.
Now that you know how to pair a device, and you’ve made sure your devices are visible on your quick panel, you can take full advantage of the dual audio feature.
How to Connect Two Bluetooth Speakers with Samsung Dual Audio
If you’ve followed the previous instructions to make sure your Bluetooth devices are connected and visible, it’ll be simple to use the dual audio feature. Just follow these steps.
- Set your Bluetooth speakers or headphones to pairing mode.
- Swipe down on your screen to open the quick panel and select Bluetooth. Choose both speakers to pair them.
- Tap Media from the quick panel. Scroll down to Audio Output and make sure both speakers are ticked. If they aren’t, select them.
- Now you should be able to hear audio from both Bluetooth speakers. You can also control the volume of each speaker or headphones from the quick panel.
By following these instructions, you should be able to use two speakers or two pairs of headphones or earbuds with your compatible Samsung device.
Dual Audio Doesn’t Work on Samsung A53 Models
We can’t finish this article without mentioning the issue with dual audio on the Samsung Galaxy A53 and Galaxy A53 5G.
Dual audio worked on these phones when Android 10 was released, but once they were updated to Android 11, the feature stopped working on these specific phones.
Samsung has acknowledged this issue, and they’re currently working on a fix. If you own one of these phones, there may be a fix available soon, so keep an eye out for that.
If you are considering purchasing a Samsung Galaxy and want to make use of the dual audio feature, we recommend looking at one of the other models available.
Samsung Dual Audio FAQs
Finally, we’ll answer a few common questions about the dual audio on Samsung devices.
What happened to Samsung Dual Audio?
Nothing – it’s still a feature on these phones, with the exception of the A53 model, as mentioned above.
As long as you have a compatible phone and your output devices have Bluetooth 5.0 or newer, you’ll be able to use this feature to connect two speakers, headphones or earbuds without the use of an additional app.
Can I use a speaker and a pair of headphones at the same time?
Yes, the dual audio feature on Samsung phones supports using headphones or earbuds and a speaker. You’ll even be able to control the volume for each device individually.
Does Dual Audio work on other Android devices?
No, the dual audio feature is only available on the Samsung devices listed above in this article. It doesn’t work on Android devices from other manufacturers.
Moreover, this technology was added with the release of Bluetooth 5.0, so if your older Samsung device is using an older version of Bluetooth, it won’t be available, even if you’re running Android 10 or newer.
How do I turn dual audio off on my Galaxy?
To turn dual audio off, all you have to do is return to the quick panel options menu – follow the instructions in this article. From there, you can turn off the Show Devices and Media options, and you’ll be back to a single audio output.
Whether you want to share a movie on your phone with a friend or fill two separate rooms with your music or podcast for a seamless listening experience, you’ve got the know-how to do it easily with your Samsung device.
Simply connect two Bluetooth speakers or headphones following the steps in this article, and you’re ready to go.