Luckily, if your speaker has wifi capabilities, it’s easy to connect using the default network name and password that the manufacturer gives you when you set up the speaker initially.
How to Connect wifi Speaker
The exact method may vary by device, but the basic process is almost always similar enough that you should be able to figure it out even if you’ve never done this before.
Connect Bluetooth speakers
One of the biggest concerns people have with wireless speakers is how difficult they are to set up. You’ll need your speaker and smartphone or computer handy as well as access to your wifi network, but once you have everything in place, it’s pretty simple.
You need to follow these steps. While your Bluetooth speaker should come with a quick start guide (if not, check its product page for information), there are three key things you need to do if you want to connect any Bluetooth device: pair it, discover and connect.
Here’s what those words mean: Pairing is basically like setting up a new device on your smartphone—you provide some information about yourself such as name, email address, phone number (and sometimes even your credit card info).
Once paired with another device, both devices will remember who they belong to keep things running smoothly.
Discovering lets your speakers find other devices in its range so you can use them together—for example, if two Apple products want to share data.
It works kind of like GPS tracking; when something wants to make sure it stays connected without having to input anything additional, it announces itself over an open network, so other nearby devices know where to look.
Connecting is joining one thing with another thing—in our case, we’re connecting our speaker(s) with our computer or smartphone.
Now that we know what each term means individually, let’s get started! Follow these steps to connect your speaker to wifi:
- Turn on your speaker. Your Bluetooth speaker may come with a step by step guide, so take a minute and flip through it quickly.
- Otherwise, here’s how: On most devices (including smartphones and tablets), tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Switch Control.
- The switch at left should light green;
- Tap Exit.
- Swipe down from the top of the screen twice on many Android smartphones, then tap Wireless & Networks.
- Touch Settings for iOS users, then scroll down until you see Airplane Mode.
- Tap Off, then back out again by touching Home.
- Open Settings again > General > Accessibility, then switch to Toggle VoiceOver ON.
- Next, double-tap anywhere on-screen to move VoiceOver to On position.
- Next, turn wifi off by tapping Settings> wifi>Off>Done.
Note: If your speaker didn’t come with instructions and you’ve lost yours, Google it. There might be a pdf somewhere online that could help!
Go into your settings app and search for Bluetooth. This will show you all available Bluetooth enabled devices nearby, including computers/computers/tablets/phones etc…
You should see your connected devices in blue if their Bluetooth is switched on within range of your speaker.
Connect Amazon Echo
Amazon.com Resemble (second Generation) is a hands-free audio speaker you control with your articulate. Resemble related to Alexa—the mind behind Amazon.com Echo—to play songs, make phone telephone calls, set alarm systems and timers, ask questions, inspect your schedule, weather, traffic and sporting activities ratings and more.
All you have to do is ask! Connecting your speakers to wifi is super easy — all you need are two things: a speaker made by Sonos and an internet connection.
You can connect most Sonos speakers via your home router or network with the WPS push button method or traditional ethernet cable plugged into your router.
Some models of Play:1 do not support ethernet connectivity — instead, they use wifi. In these cases, after pressing one of those little buttons on your wireless router for 60 seconds, wait for a solid white light to appear on your speaker.
Then choose Sonos from your device’s wifi-menu and enter 1234 as both password and username (no quotes).
On some Android phones that don’t show which characters you’ve typed passwords, it’s easiest to enter 1234 as a password instead, then connect using that same SSID but choosing My iPhone or My Android phone. Don’t worry – it’ll remember any networks it connects to, so it will auto-connect next time unless you change its settings.
How to Connect wifi Speaker With Sonos
Connecting via Ethernet
Connect an Ethernet cable (sold separately) between your router and any of your Sonos speakers. Alternatively, you can use an Ethernet switch (sold separately) as a central connection point for multiple speakers.
Connect an Ethernet cable (sold separately) between your router and any of your Sonos speakers.
Alternatively, you can use an Ethernet switch (sold separately) as a central connection point for multiple speakers.
Connecting wirelessly via wifi
Suppose you don’t have access to wired network connections where all of your Sonos components are located. Set them up wirelessly by connecting them directly to a wireless access point that’s connected to your wireless network.
All Sonos players support 802.11b/g/n on both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies (802.11n is required when connected to other Sonos devices).
You also need at least an 802.11g connection in order to stream Apple Lossless audio files over AirPlay – even if they’re stored on another device such as your computer or NAS server.
While we recommend connecting your Sonos system to your wireless network whenever possible, it’s also possible to connect your speakers manually using either a USB cable or an Ethernet cable (which will require an open port in order to be connected directly to the router).
Either way, once each player has been connected and assigned its own unique IP address. You should be able to browse content on any computer or smartphone within range of the same wireless network.
For example, you could play internet radio stations from Paris through a Sonos PLAY:3 or download MP3s from your networked hard drive and play them through a pair of PLAY:5 speakers.
As long as both computers or smartphones are connected to your home wireless network, only your unique private IP addresses will allow anyone else nearby to connect their computers or devices to interact with the system.
Connect Google Home
In order to stream music from your Google Home speaker, you’ll need to connect it to your Home’s wifi network.
Here’s how to connect Google Home
- After plugging in your Google Home and connecting it to power (it takes about 15 minutes for set up)
- open up Google Home.
- You should see instructions on-screen that direct you through setting up your device.
When prompted, follow these steps
1) Open your phone’s wifi settings page.
2) Under wifi networks, select your own wireless network.
3) If you have WPA or WPA2 security enabled on your router, enter your password. Note that if you don’t use a password with WPA or WPA2 security enabled, your phone may automatically connect using an unsecured method called PSK/PBC.
4) Press Save
5) Wait while Google Home connects to wifi. Your speaker will let you know when it is connected.
6) Enjoy listening to music on Google Home! Once connected, all of your current streaming services—like Spotify, Pandora, and YouTube Music—will work with Google Home.
Streaming services not currently supported by Google Home will also work after connecting to wifi; they just won’t be supported natively by voice controls at launch.