Dual Bluetooth Audio Output

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by revjoel, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. revjoel macrumors member


    May 20, 2009
    I wear hearing aids and have a ReSound Phone Clip+ connected to my MacBook Pro for Jabber calls for work. What I'd like to do is to have Jabber use my Phone Clip+ for incoming and outgoing calls but have iTunes audio and system sounds play through an external BT speaker.

    Does anyone know how I would go about doing this or if it's possible?
  2. bennibeef macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2013
    Set the mac to output its Audio to the bluetooth speaker and if Jabber can set its own input/output device select the phone clip+ in the application

    It looks like Jabber is able to do that:

    Never tried with two bluetooth devices, but it should work
  3. revjoel thread starter macrumors member


    May 20, 2009
    Thanks. Here's another issue with it: We are now using Zendesk Talk for our support team. Calls come into the browser directly so I would need that audio output going to the Phone Clip+ but all others (system sounds and music) going to the bluetooth speaker.

    I just did what you had suggested and it doesn't work. When I select the output for iTunes to go to the BT speaker, I get an error that the speaker is in use.

    It must be single stream only.
  4. bennibeef macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2013
    Did you set the output device for the system (itunes, sounds etc) in system preferences? Set it there to the BT speaker and dont set it in itunes. (I dont know if iTunes has a settings pane for this, cant look it up right now but if it can set it to default audio output)

    Just change the output settings in Jabber for the clip+

    Which browser do you use?

    this might help for chrome - you can try it out

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