How to Connect Two AirPods to One Mac

Apple AirPods are among the best wireless headphones thanks to their amazing sound quality, great build, and good active noise canceling. However, the thing I love the most about the company’s pair of wireless headphones is the ability to instantly connect to other Apple devices. 

You can also quickly pair your AirPods with any Bluetooth-enabled devices out there, rather than only iPhones, iPads, and Macs. All is made possible by its H1 chip under the hood and high-speed Bluetooth connectivity. 

With great sound quality, the Apple AirPods are perfect for listening to music and watching movies. No matter what you use the AirPods for, things get better when you share your experience with one of your friends or family.

So, Can you Connect Two Sets of AirPods to the Same Mac?

Yes, you definitely can.

One of the coolest things you can do with your wireless headphones lies in the ability to connect up to two sets of AirPods to the same Mac machine. In fact, this is not something new as it’s similar to the Share Audio feature on the iPhone, which allows for a shared listening experience on each of your AirPods from the same iPhone or iPad.

However, what sets them apart is that the feature on Mac even works for audio devices without Bluetooth connectivity. In the section below, we will walk you through the steps on how to connect two AirPods to one Mac. 

Before we get started, we suggest you update both your Mac and AirPods and enable Bluetooth on your Mac machine.

AirPods and MacBook

Step 1: Once Bluetooth is now on, open Finder on your Mac, then go to Applications. From here, select Utilities and click on Audio MIDI Setup.

Step 2: From the Audio Devices window on the bottom left corner, hit the + button and select Create Multi-Output Device to proceed

Step 3: Now, simply uncheck the default MacBook Speakers and check the box next to the two sets of AirPods that are now in range. 

Step 4: Make sure you check the Drift Correction option next to the second pair of your AirPods

Step 5: Click on the Apple menu at the top menu, select System Preferences from the drop-down menu, and select Sound, followed by Multi-Output Device

Step 6: Once the setup is complete, you should hear your Mac’s audio from both pairs of AirPods connected via Bluetooth.

By pairing two sets of AirPods on the same Mac, you can listen to music or watch your favorite Netflix shows with a friend or family. The coolest thing is that Apple AirPods support surrounds sound technology, thus offering an amazing shared listening experience.

AirPods won’t connect to a Mac

A lot of users are facing problems connecting their sets of AirPods to a Mac machine or the headphones won’t make a sound after connecting. If you happen to be one of those who have been touched by the above problems, try the below solutions:

Disable Bluetooth and enable it: One of the easiest ways to fix Bluetooth-related problems is to turn it off and on. To do this, turn off Bluetooth on your Mac and then turn it back on after a few seconds, and see if the problem is dealt with. 

Re-pair your AirPods: If the problem still persists, then try disconnecting your AirPods and repairing them. Head to Apple Menu > System Preferences > Bluetooth.

Make sure your AirPods are fully charged before connecting: Your AirPods require a decent amount of battery charge so they can pair with your Bluetooth devices. In this case, place your AirPods in their case and recharge them before moving ahead. 

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