Dec 12, 2015
Sep 11, 2014
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are two entirely different ways of connecting to the system wirelessly. You can use each for different types of tasks. We will describe them individually below:
Wi-Fi is the recommended default way to manage your speaker using these devices. For this you would need to install the SoundTouch app on each of your devices. You would want to use the same Log-in credentials (Email and password) to log in on each device. Using this method you can control the speaker's volume and specify what online streaming service the speaker will play.
Bluetooth is a secondary means of connecting directly to one of your phones or tablets, and can only be used with one device at a time. Bluetooth connection allows you to play the sound from any app on that phone or tablet, rather than only the sources available in the SoundTouch app. This means that a wider variety of media like Youtube, games, or music stored only on a phone can be played.
The steps for pairing a device via Bluetooth can be seen here: (https://www.soundtouch.com/KnowledgeCenterView#!/feedtype=SINGLE_ARTICLE_DETAIL&id=kA1330000004O0oCA...)
However it isn't necessary to do this for all 8 devices. The Wi-Fi connection through the app should be sufficient for most everyday use.
Hope this helps!