We own 2 pairs of the same headsets and wish to pair them simultaneously to watch tv on the iPad. Only one at a time seems to work. They have the same name which may be the issue, but I can't find an answer online.

Is it possible to send audio to two Bluetooth headsets simultaneously? If so, how?


iOS will only output sound to one device at a time, and that includes the internal speakers. So no, you can't pair multiple Bluetooth headsets and listen through both simultaneously.

Your only options would be to:

  1. Each use a single earpiece from the same headset.
  2. Purchase a Bluetooth splitter.
  • 2
    FYI earphone splitters work a treat, used them myself from time to time. Jun 18 '17 at 21:45
  • @SteveChambers Agreed. I've used splitters for the kids on long car trips more times than I can remember.
    – Monomeeth
    Jun 19 '17 at 11:32
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    The new iPads don't have jack outputs anymore, so headphone splitters don't work. The Bose+ app works great for me for connecting two Bose headphones through bluetooth.
    – dorien
    Jun 6 '19 at 2:38

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