Stream Audio to Multiple Devices with BT5.0
The Galaxy S8 was the first phone in the world with Bluetooth 5.0 built-in. And while it's an amazing feature, people still don't seem to talk about it. The upgrade to Bluetooth 5.0 is a big one that all users need to know about. With it, the Note 8 is capable of some neat things older phones don't offer.
So what makes Bluetooth 5.0 special? For one, it increases the speed of Bluetooth by 800% and gives it multi-channel and directional audio. BT 5.0 also increases the range from 30 feet to over 120 feet. Yes, that means you can stream music from literally everywhere in your house, or even the neighbors in some cases.
Even better, Bluetooth 5.0 can send the same audio (or different audio) to two different devices at the same time. Like two Bluetooth speakers for stereo sound, even if they aren't from the same brand. Similar to SONOS but built-in and it works with everything.
It even works on an app-by-app basis. Meaning you can stream music to speakers or a headphone while directing another sound source (like a video on YouTube) to a different speaker or the phone speakers itself. It sounds confusing, but Samsung's software makes this extremely simple to control. You'll see it in the notification bar once you start playing any audio or video.