To connect your SRS XP500 Sony karaoke party speaker with a wireless source device for the first time, or to refresh old connection info in that device, you have to know how to place this speaker into pairing mode. Now in this mode, this unit broadcasts its name and currently valid connection handles over the Bluetooth airwaves, so that nearby BT source devices can use this information to link to it. Thus in this post, we show you how to make the Sony XP500 discoverable, to let you pair it with phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers. Thus you can play your favorite tunes from those devices, on the XP500.
How to Put Sony XP500 in Pairing Mode, Step by Step
1. Turn On the XP500
Firstly, turn on the speaker by quickly pressing its Power button.
E.g. See this button, pointed out by the bright blue arrow, in the next picture.
The speaker then boots.
2. Press and Release the Pairing Button
Secondly, this lets you find your XP500 on your source BT device. So, place the speaker into pairing mode by pressing and releasing the Bluetooth Pairing button, as we point it out in the next picture.
Additionally, when you press and release this button in a quarter second, the speaker talks to you in a female voice, and says, “Bluetooth pairing.”
Plus, the Pairing Status lamp begins flashing blue in a pulse-pulse-pause-pulse-pulse-pause pattern. We point out this light in the last picture.
3. Done with How to Put Sony XP500 in Pairing Mode
Finally, while the Bluetooth Status lamp is flashing, you should see the XP500 on any in-range phone, computer, tablet, or smart speaker, that is within several feet of it, as we see in the last picture above. The speaker appears as “SRS-XP500” there. At this point, you can connect to the speaker from your source device.
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- 2023-03-31: First published.