Picture of the Sony SRS XB33 speaker -Bluetooth Pairing- button.

How to Connect to Sony SRS XB33

This post shows how to connect to the Sony SRS XB33 Bluetooth speaker with typical wireless devices. E.g. These  include Apple and Android phones, media players, tablets, and computers.

How to Connect to the Sony SRS XB33

With your SRS XB33 powered down (power light is dark), run through these directions to connect it to your source BT mobile device. We use an iPad Air tablet computer for this demo.

1. Go to the Home Screen on your Source Device

Firstly, press the Home button to reveal the smart device’s Home screen.

2. Find the Settings App

We found ours on the second page of the Home screen, as shown next.

Picture of an iPad Home screen, with the Settings app highlighted by an arrow.
iOS Home Screen with Settings App Highlighted

3. Bring up the Settings App

Thirdly, touch the Settings app icon.

The smart device then shows the first page of its settings, as we show in the next step.

4. Go to the Bluetooth Settings  Page to Continue with How to Connect to Sony SRS XB33 

Our Bluetooth Settings screen displays as follows. Note that our Bluetooth is enabled here. But since our Sony SRS XB33 is currently shut OFF (is not in BT discovery mode), it does not appear in the Bluetooth devices list. Also, we don’t see it since we’ve never linked this speaker with our mobile device before.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered in the Other Devices list.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page showing nothing discovered in the Other Devices list.

5. Turn On your XB33 

Additionally, turn on the speaker by quickly pressing and releasing its  Power  button. See this, pointed at by the yellow arrow, in the next picture.

The -Power- button on the Sony SRS XB33 speaker.
Sony SRS XB33 speaker -Power- button.

The speaker then powers up, and its status lamp glows green, as we see in the next picture.

But since our iPad does not know about this speaker, the SRS XB33 will not connect with it automatically.

Picture of the -Power- lamp lit up.
The -Power- lamp lit up.

6. Put the XB33 into Discovery Mode

Now, to see your speaker on your device, place it into pairing mode. To do that, press and hold in the Pairing button, and release when the speaker announces “Bluetooth pairing,” in a female voice.

Find the Connecting button as we see in the next picture, pointed at by the arrow.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB33 speaker -Bluetooth Pairing- button.
Sony SRS XB33 speaker -Bluetooth Pairing- button.

Also, the Bluetooth Status lamp begins double flashing in a pulse-pulse-pause-pulse-pulse-pause pattern.

The flashing -Bluetooth Status- light on the speaker top.
The -Bluetooth Status- lamp blinking.

7. Find the Speaker on your Mobile Device to Continue with How to Connect to Sony SRS XB33

See the screen shot next. We found our XB33, as pointed at by the yellow arrow.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS XB33 speaker as Discovered but not Connected.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- screen, showing the Sony SRS XB33 speaker as Discovered but not Connected.

8. Connect with your Speaker

Tap the listed speaker in the Other Devices list.

Your mobile device then connects with the SRS XB33.

E.g. The the mobile device’s Bluetooth Settings screen might then change to look something like the following.  Note the now-connected SRS XB33 entry, as pointed at by the yellow arrows in the next screenshot.

Screenshot of the iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS XB33 speaker as Connected.
iPadOS -Bluetooth Settings- page, showing the Sony SRS XB33 speaker as Connected.

9. Done with How to Connect the Sony SRS XB33 !

At last, we have now successfully connected to the XB33 BT speaker with a common mobile tablet device.

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References

    1. Sony SRS XB33 Bluetooth Speaker Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2022-`10-09: First published.