How to Connect Two AirPods to one MacBook

This article will teach you how you can connect two AirPods to one MacBook t watch movies or listen to music with friends. If you and a friend want to listen to something together on a Mac, you don’t have to share one set of AirPods. We all know how awesome it is to listen through our AirPods. But do you know what’s even better? Sharing the listening experience with another person.

Whether it’s music or movies, some things get better when enjoyed together. That’s why you might need to connect multiple AirPods to one Mac so that you and a friend or special someone can have a shared listening experience. It’s similar to the native Share Audio feature on iOS but not as straightforward. Nonetheless, it’s still pretty simple to set up and even works with other kinds of headphones, both Bluetooth and wired ones. 

The feature is pretty similar to Share Audio on the iPhone, which allows two people to listen on each of their AirPods from the same iPhone or iPad.

However, the process is a little different for Macs. A huge difference is that Share Audio only works for two sets of AirPods or other compatible devices, while this setup for Mac works for other kinds of audio devices too, whether they’re Bluetooth-enabled or not.

To start listening on two sets of AirPods on your Mac:

  1. Pair both sets of AirPods on your Mac.
  2. Click Finder, choose Applications in the sidebar, then select Audio MIDI Setup. You can also simply search Audio MIDI Setup in Spotlight on the menu bar.
  3. Click the Add (+) icon at the bottom of the window, then select Create Multi-Output Device.
  4. Tick the box beside the two sets of AirPods that you want to listen from.
  5. Rename the setup by changing the default Multi Output Device to something else.
  6. Click Sounds from the menu bar and select your new audio setup under output. Alternatively, you can go to System Preferences > Sound, click the Output tab, then look for the new device you’ve just made.

Now, you know that it’s possible to output your Mac’s audio to two pairs of AirPods or other headphones at the same time, have fun enjoying media with friends!

Why won’t my AirPods connect to my Mac?

If you’re facing problems connecting your AirPods to your Mac or can’t hear audio after connecting, try the tips below to resolve the issue. 

  • Turn Bluetooth on and off. In the menu bar, click the Bluetooth icon and select Turn Off Bluetooth. Wait a few seconds and then click Turn On Bluetooth. 
  • Remove AirPods and set them up again. Go to the Apple menu → System Preferences → Bluetooth.  Hover the pointer over the AirPods. Click the X → set up the AirPods again.
  • Charge AirPods. Place the AirPods in their case and recharge them before trying again. 

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