How to run two bluetooth enabled items at the same time

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So I have two bluetooth speakers and I was wondering if there is a way to have both of them connected at the same time playing music together at the same time.
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That's hard to do. Even with Bluetooth 2.0. It depends mostly on your device, but most phone manufacturers don't see the need of multicast bluetooth pairing. Maybe try an FM transmitter. It hooks into your headphone jack and acts like a mini radio broadcast station. Then you can tune as many FM receiver devices as you want to that frequency and you're golden. I haven't done much digging here, but there might be an app that does multiple bluetooth devices. However, again, I'm quite certain phone manufacturers don't have this in default settings.
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I bought a bluetooth transmitter that has a 3.5mm jack as input for next to nothing on eBay (from China - free shipping). That would eliminate the need for a stereo, FM receiver, etc. It's pretty much exactly the FM transmitter you are referring to but it transmits bluetooth natively.

I use it with a bluetooth Logitech headset (which also has a microphone so I've paired it with my phone) but use it in this application (with the bluetooth transmitter) for a wireless TV headset to watch TV without disturbing anyone else. It also works great with Skype paired to my laptop that has bluetooth and of course works really well with the phone.
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^^ this sounds like it might work. You can pair the other speaker over your phones regular bluetooth. However, I still believe manufacturers design it so that audio is only sent to one place at a time. Although I haven't actually tried. Try plugging regular headphones into the jack and pairing sth over bluetooth. Then play something and see if you can hear it both ways. If it works, there's your solution.
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Also... lol your profile photo B2theden
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Lol thanks
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If the speakers have 3.5mm input and output on them then you could use a dual male sided cable and piggy back one speaker from the other. Other than that I don't know of any way as I've never done it or had the need myself.

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