Let us consider the situation; your laptop speaker is not working properly. In such a condition, you can use your Android phone as laptop speaker. In this article, we will show you how you can turn your Android phone into a laptop speaker.
So, without further ado, let us get started.
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Using the same WiFi source
You can turn your Android phone into a laptop speaker by using a third-party app and following the below steps.
Download the third-party app
The first step is to download a third-party app such as SoundWire. It will help you use your Android phone as laptop speaker. Of course, a few other apps, like AudioRealy, are available. However, go for the SoundWire app. It is an audio mirroring app. You can easily download it from the Google Play Store, and the app is relatively easy to use. It’s also completely FREE.
Download its desktop version
Once you have downloaded SoundWire on your Android phone, it’s time to download the desktop version of this app. For that, you can go to SoundWire server and download the zipped file. All you need to do is unzip the file and install it on your laptop.
Connect both devices to the same Wifi
Ensure your smartphone and laptop are connected to the same Wifi network. It is the main requirement; otherwise, this method will not work. If you don’t have Wifi, make use of your Android phone’s hotspot to connect your laptop and the internet.
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Open the third-party app on both devices.
Now, open the SoundWire app on your Android smartphone and the SoundWire Server on your laptop.
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If both devices are not connected, link them together.
Once you follow the above-mentioned steps correctly, your Android phone and laptop will connect instantaneously. If it does not happen for some reason, it is required that you enter the server address manually. For that, you need to copy the server address from the SoundWire app on your laptop and enter it on your smartphone. After doing it, click on the SoundWire icon on your smartphone. Now, your smartphone will work as a speaker.
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Using Bluetooth, USB, or Wifi Tethering
The SoundWire app allows you to use your Android phone as a laptop speaker by connecting them through Wifi tethering, Bluetooth, and USB. The entire process is the same for all three.
Let us see the steps one by one.
- Set up the Bluetooth, USB, or Wifi Tethering from your Android smartphone to your laptop by clicking on Android Settings -> More -> Tethering & Mobile hotspot. To set that, you will need a working internet connection. Once the setup is done, try playing music on your laptop.
If the internet is properly working, go to the command prompt. After that, using the ipconfig command, and check your connection’s IPv4 address.
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After that, enter the server IP address in the Android app. Click on the wire coil button. After the successful connection, the wire starts glowing, and music also starts playing. However, remember that the music quality completely depends on the internet connection. Therefore, sometimes, you can expect a few lags.
SoundWire is basically an audio mirroring app that offers various features such as audio capture, audio compression, low latency, etc. This app is available in the free version, but when you use its free version, it will display advertisements and pause the video every 45 minutes. Besides, in the free version, you can only do audio compression for 10 minutes.
Therefore, we suggest you buy a full version of it which will cost you around $3.99 (approx. Rs. 330). It will come with multiple client support, remove advertisements, and much more.
So, these are some of the ways to use your Android phone as laptop speaker. Hopefully, this article has been helpful. Do you know any other way? Or have you encountered any issues while trying to use your Android smartphone as a laptop speaker? If yes, do let us know in the comment section below. Feel free to reach out to us in case of any doubts or queries. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
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