Picture of the JBL Flip 5 -Connect- button, highlighted.

JBL Flip 5 Connect Button

Here we describe the JBL Flip 5 Connect button. In summary, the Connect button lets you join from two to over a hundred compatible speakers together. Then they all play the same program. Thus, you can fill a much bigger party area with sound than you can by playing just one speaker. Now the JBL Flip 5 units can be as far apart as is typical for Bluetooth speakers. So the area you can cover with them is large enough for most small to medium size parties.

JBL Flip 5 Connect Button: Explained

Use the Connect button to link two or more JBL PartyBoost compatible speakers together, in “party mode”. Thus, when synced in this way, they all play the same program without any echoes or delays.  PartyBoost mode resembles Amazon’s multi room music groups.  That is, all speakers that join in play the same audio at the same time.

Then, with each speaker ON, you press the Connect button on each one to add  it to the group.

The Connect button looks like an infinity symbol. Thus its nickname.

Picture of the -Connect- button.
The -Connect- button.

JBL Flip 5 Connect Button: How to Use

Note that you can mix and match any combination of JBL speakers in this group. That is so as long as they support the Connect+ protocol.  Most speakers from the Flip, Charge, Xtreme, and Boombox series models will work together as we describe next.

    1. Place all speakers within a few feet of each other.
    2. Power up and pair the first (master) speaker to your Bluetooth source device.
    3. Next, power up each additional (slave) BT speaker that you wish to join with the master.
    4. Press and release the Connect button on the master speaker. The over border around the Power and Bluetooth buttons should then light up, and the speaker makes a rising sound.
    5. Then press and release the Connect button on each slave speaker in turn.  Again, this oval ring will light on each speaker.
    6. Now when you play something on your Bluetooth source device, you will hear it on all connected speakers.
    7. Finally, you can break the connection between the speakers by pressing and releasing the Connect button on the “master” speaker. Or, to remove individual slave speakers from the group, just turn off the subject speaker(s).

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