How to connect two AirPods to one Mac

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Whether it’s music or movies, some things get better when we have fun together. That’s why you may need to connect multiple AirPods to the same Mac so that you and your friend or someone special can listen to music together.

It’s like the built-in share audio feature on iOS, but not so easy. However, they are still quite easy to configure and even work with both Bluetooth and wired headphones. Let’s see what happens.

How to connect two pairs of AirPods to Mac at the same time

  1. Make sure both sets of AirPods are paired with your Mac via Bluetooth.
    If you need help, check out our article on pairing AirPods with a Mac.
    Connect both AirPods to Mac via Bluetooth.
  2. Now go to Finder → Applications → Utilities.  
  3. Open Audio MIDI Setup.
    Open Audio MIDI Preference from Finder on Mac
  4. In the lower left corner of the Audio Devices window, click the + button → select Create Multiple Output Device.
  5. Uncheck the box from the default MacBook speakers and check the box next to the two sets of AirPods.
    check the box next to two sets of AirPods on Mac
  6. Check the box next to Drift Correction next to the second pair of AirPods.
  7. Now go to Apple menu → System Preferences → Sound and select Multiple Output Device.
    Connect two pairs of AirPods to Mac at the same time

Your Mac’s audio will now play in both pairs of AirPods or the headphones of your choice. Pretty neat! 

Why won’t my AirPods connect to my Mac?

If you’re having trouble connecting AirPods to your Mac, or can’t hear sound after connecting, try the following tips to fix the issue. 

  • Turn Bluetooth on and off. On the menu bar, click the Bluetooth icon and select Turn Bluetooth Off. Wait a few seconds and then click Turn Bluetooth On. 
  • Uninstall AirPods and reinstall them. Go to Apple menu → System Preferences → Bluetooth. Hover over AirPods. Press X → Set up AirPods again.
  • Charge AirPods. Place the AirPods in the case and charge them before trying again. 

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