Nothing feels more frustrating and deflating than getting a beautiful new speaker, setting it up in the most attractive part of your room, and failing to connect your Bluetooth.
Even more frustrating is that most Google searches will lead you to the wrong product or web pages that don’t completely answer your question.
Thankfully, with this article, you will learn everything you need to not only pair your Marshall speaker but also disconnect it from previous devices.
On this page, we are going to go over how to reset your specific Marshall speaker, how to pair it universally, and then we will go over individual products.
So whether you need to connect it to your iPhone, Android, Windows PC, Mac, Smart TV, or Apple TV, rest assured that we have you covered. By the end of this brief look at Bluetooth pairing, you will never have to worry about this finicky, annoying process again!
How To Reset & Pair Your Marshall Speaker
Resetting Your Marshall Speaker
The reason I put resetting as the first part of these articles is what often happens is our speaker will connect its Bluetooth to our laptop (for example) then the user struggles to switch it to a new device because it is still connected to our laptop.
While this may seem like a headache, it is a very easy fix regardless of your Marshall speaker.
- Turn off Bluetooth on the product you intend to use with the speaker.
- On the product that the speaker is currently connected to, click on the Bluetooth menu.
- Remove the Marshall speaker from the list of connected devices on the connected product.
- Now turn off your Marshall speaker and the device you intend to use it with.
- When both products are turned back on, your Marshall speaker will be reset.
Pairing Your Marshall Speaker
Marshall deserves a good amount of credit for making their pairing process universal across all of their Bluetooth products. Regardless of which Marshall speaker you own (you can read more about our favorite Marshall speaker here), the pairing process will be identical to any other product in their catalog.
- Turn on your speaker and confirm it is powered.
- Push the Bluetooth/Pairing button and hold it until the red light next to it begins to blink. Most Marshall speakers will also have an audio queue when the speaker is in pairing mode.
- The speaker is now ready to pair with your device.
- Turn on Bluetooth on your device and wait for a list of compatible devices.
- Select your Marshall speaker from the list of devices.
- The blinking red light will change to a constant red when both devices are successfully paired.
If these instructions did not help you connect to the individual device you are using, you can navigate below to get a personalized instruction guide for mobile devices, computers, and smart televisions.
How to Pair Your Marshall Speaker to Individual Devices
All of the following information will assume that you do not know how to initiate pairing mode on your device.
If your device is already in pairing mode then you can safely skip the first step, but in the interest of giving a full instruction guide to those that may be skimming, these listed steps will be exceedingly thorough.
Pairing Your Speaker With an Android
Android offers two different options for accessing its Bluetooth, both of which I will cover below.
- Push the Bluetooth/Pairing button and hold it until the red light adjacent to it begins to blink.
- Navigate to Settings (gear icon) on your Android device and then click on Connected Devices > Bluetooth. You can also Swipe your finger from top to bottom on your screen to bring down the Dropdown Menu. Hold the Bluetooth button until the menu pops up.
- Switch on the Bluetooth option.
- A list of previously connected and newly available devices will appear — find your Marshall speaker.
- Click on the speaker option and after a short delay, the Android device will be successfully connected to your Marshall speaker.
Pairing Your Speaker With an iPhone
Outside of a slightly different menu, the steps for connecting your speaker to an iPhone are very similar to the Android device.
- Push the Bluetooth/Pairing button on your speaker and wait for the red light to begin blinking.
- Locate the Settings (gear icon) on your mobile device, and click on it.
- Look for the Bluetooth switch and tap it to turn it on.
- A list of devices will begin to appear, including your Marshall speaker.
- Select your Marshall speaker from the list of available options.
- After a few seconds, your speaker should be successfully paired with your iPhone.
Pairing Your Speaker to Windows
Like its mobile counterpart, Windows has two different routes for accessing its Bluetooth menu, which I will highlight below.
- Press the Bluetooth/Pairing button on your speaker until the red light is blinking.
- Click on the Start menu in the lower-left corner of your screen, then click on the gear icon or Settings button on the left side of the menu. You can also type “settings” into your search bar and then select the Settings menu (gear icon).
- From the Settings menu, go to Devices > Bluetooth and other Devices then switch on Bluetooth. To simplify this process, you can also type “Bluetooth and other Devices” in your search bar, select the first option and then turn on Bluetooth.
- Select Add a Bluetooth Device and a dropdown list of available devices will appear. Select your Marshall speaker from the available options.
- After a couple of seconds, your speaker will be paired with your Windows computer.
Pairing Your Speaker to Mac
Apple has made connecting your Bluetooth to their computers refreshingly easy and the solution is little more than a few clicks away.
- Hold down the Bluetooth/Pairing button on your speaker until the red light starts to blink.
- Go to the top left corner of your screen and select the Apple menu.
- Select System Preferences > Bluetooth from the available options.
- Turn on your Bluetooth and locate your speaker in the list of devices.
- Select your speaker and it will connect with your Mac momentarily.
Pairing Your Speaker to a Smart TV
Most modern televisions you purchase nowadays will have some feature that allows Bluetooth, it is just a matter of locating it.
While the menu wording might be slightly different depending on your brand, the steps to configure Bluetooth are relatively identical across all televisions.
- Hold down the Bluetooth/Pairing button on your speaker until the red light is blinking.
- Open up your settings menu and click on Sound > Sound Out/Sound Output. For Samsung TVs, find General >Accessibility and then select Multi-Output Audio.
- A list of available and previously connected devices will show up on your television, locate your Marshall speaker. For LGTV, you will need to click on LG Sound Sync/Bluetooth > Device Selection.
- Select the speaker and soon your television will be successfully paired with your Marshall product.
Pairing Your Speaker to an Apple TV
If you are the proud owner of an Apple TV, the pairing process is much simpler than other smart television brands.
- Hold down the Bluetooth/Pairing button on your speaker until the red light next to it begins to blink.
- From the Settings menu, you will need to go to Remotes and Devices > Bluetooth.
- Search for Bluetooth Devices, a list of options will appear with your Marshall speaker being one of the choices.
- Select your speaker and the device should successfully pair. If your Apple TV asks for a PIN, enter it and the pairing process will complete.
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Technology has made the need for wired connections and auxiliary inputs all but obsolete for those that have a disdain towards clutter.
You no longer have to hoard a cardboard box full of miscellaneous wires due to the advancement of Bluetooth technology.
With the help of this article, you also can safely discard the stress of trying to get your speaker working as well!