Screenshot of the Sony SRS XE200 speaker showing as discovered on iPadOS.

How to Make Sony SRS XE200 Discoverable

To pair your SRS XE200 Sony Bluetooth speaker with a BT source device for the first time, or to refresh old connection info in that device, you first have to know how to place this speaker into discovery mode.  Now in this mode, this speaker broadcasts its name and currently valid connection handles over the wireless airwaves, so that nearby BT source devices can find and connect to it.  Thus in this post, we show you how to make the Sony SRS XE200 discoverable, to let you pair it with phones, tablets, computers, and smart speakers.  Then, you can play your favorite tunes from those devices, on this great sounding XE200 column speaker.

How to Make Sony SRS XE200 Discoverable, Step by Step

1. Turn On the XE200

Firstly, turn on the speaker by briefly pressing its  Power  button.

E.g. See this button, pointed out by the hot pink arrow, in the next picture.

Picture of the Power button on the Sony SRS XE200 speaker.
The Power button on the Sony SRS XE200 speaker.

The speaker then comes on.

Picture of the green glowing power lamp.
The green glowing power lamp .

2. Press the Discovery / Pairing Button 

Secondly, this lets you discover your XG 300 on your source BT device. So, place the speaker into discovery mode by pressing and releasing the Pairing / Discovery button. we point it out in the next picture.

Picture of the Pairing button on the Sony SRS XE200 speaker.
The Pairing button on the Sony SRS XE200 speaker.

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.”

Picture of the blue glowing Bluetooth Pairing light on the speaker.
The blue glowing Bluetooth Pairing light on the speaker.

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 Make Sony SRS XE200 Discoverable

Screenshot of the Sony SRS XE200 speaker showing as discovered on iPadOS.
The Sony SRS XE200 speaker showing as discovered on iPadOS.

Finally, while the Bluetooth Status lamp is blinking, you should see the XE200 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-XE200” there.  At this point, you can go ahead and connect to the speaker from your source device. You have now made your XE200 speaker discoverable.

Other Posts About the Sony SRS XE200 Boombox 

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    3. Putting the Sony SRS XE200 Cordless Speaker in Pairing Mode
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References for How to Make Sony SRS XE200 Discoverable

    1. Sony SRS XE 200 Bluetooth Speakers Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2022-10-05: First published.
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