How to connect two AirPods to MacBook

How to connect two AirPods to MacBook

Oftentimes, we want to enjoy music or any piece of entertainment with our friends but the limitations of technology restricted us to do so.

Not anymore! You can now connect two AirPods to your MacBook so that a special someone or a friend can hum a tune you’ve been humming for so long.

The feature is a little complicated but akin to the native Share Audio feature found on iOS.

Setting up and using the feature lets you connect two AirPods – even headphones from other brands work.

So, if you and your friend each have your AirPods (1st gen, 2nd gen, 3rd gen), AirPods Pro (1st gen & 2nd gen), or AirPods Max, follow the step-by-step guide explained below for a shared listening experience.

How to connect two AirPods to MacBook

Step 1: You’ll need to pair both the Airpods to the computer. To do so, select them separately as Outputs in System Settings > Sound > Output.

Step 2: For your convenience, set the output volume for each Airpod now as you can’t set it once you select the combined device.

Step 3: Launch Audio MIDI Setup in Applications/Utilities.

Step 4: Now, click on the + at the bottom left and choose Create Multi-Output Device.

Step 5: You’ll need to check the boxes next to both AirPods. If you want, you can rename the output by clicking on the name Multi-Output Device in the list.

Step 6: Choose the new device you created from the Sound System or volume menu.

The aforementioned settings do not give separate volume sliders for each headphone pair. To adjust the volume for each set of AirPods, you’ll need to use the physical controls on the earbuds.


Can we connect 2 AirPods to MacBook?

It is possible to connect two different pairs of AirPods to one MacBook.

How do I connect two sets of AirPods on my iPad?

To connect two different sets of AirPods to your iPad, Bluetooth should be enabled. Now, open the case and place it near the iPad with AirPods still in the case. When you see the prompt, connect the first pair of AirPods to the device. Start playing audio on your device, with the AirPods connected.

Can I connect my Mac to 2 Bluetooth speakers?

Yes, you can connect two Bluetooth speakers to your Mac. Use the built-in tool to play music through any two speakers. Speakers made by any manufacturer’s work.


Connecting two AirPods to MacBook makes for an immersive co-listening experience.

When you share two pairs of AirPods, it makes way for an enthralling listening experience, as each person gets to enjoy spatial audio and surround sound that the AirPods offer.

To make movie watching a more interesting experience, use Apple TV, if you have one as it can boost your movie nights with native audio sharing.

As is with iPhones and iPads, tvOS’ Share Audio supports controlling the volume and noise cancellation independently.

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