How to connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill

A step by step guide on how to play music from a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill wirelessly and how to connect the devices using a cable.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [1] for further information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which will connect to the Beats Pill.

These instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2 speakers to your Samsung Galaxy S4. Note that these instructions refer to the Beats Pill 2 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, visit the Beats page for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2 speakers to anything we recommend downloading the latest Beats firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

How to connect from a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill wirelessly using Bluetooth

Simple instructions showing how to pair a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill wirelessly with bluetooth.

  1. Follow these steps to pair a Beats Pill with a Samsung Galaxy S4. First you will need to turn on the Beats Pill by holding the power button, you can find the power button located the top of the Bluetooth speaker. Then press and hold the 'b' for around 3 seconds until the Bluetooth LED located at the rear of the Pill quickly flashes white. This indicates that the Beats Pill is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the Samsung Galaxy tap the Apps icon found on the bottom right of the screen then scroll to the the gear icon labelled Settings.
  3. In the Network connections section ensure that the Bluetooth switch is switched to on.
  4. Press Bluetooth and then select Beats Pill from the list of Available devices to connect to the Samsung. After a short while the Beats Pill will appear in the list of Paired devices with the words 'Connected to phone audio'.
  5. You can now play music on a Beats Pill wirelessly from a Samsung Galaxy S4. Any application on the phone that can play music will play on the Beats Pill. When the Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker has been paired with the Samsung Galaxy S4 the light will glow solid white.
  6. In the future you can turn on the Beats Pill speaker and it will automatically connect to the Samsung Galaxy S4 without needing to pair again, just turn both devices on and wait for the light to glow solid white. The Beats Pill speaker can pair with eight Bluetooth devices, when first turned on it will try to connect with the most recent.
  7. For more details download the Beats Pill instruction manual [3] from the official Beats Pill support site [2].
How to connect from a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill wirelessly using Bluetooth

How to connect a Beats Pill from a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a cable

Instructions on which cable to use to connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill using a cable to play audio. First you will need to locate the headset jack on the top right of the Samsung Galaxy S4.
  2. With the Beats Pill speaker turned off locate the IN port found behind the speaker to the left of the power button.
  3. Connect the headset jack on the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the IN on the Beats Pill port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  4. All music on the Samsung Galaxy S4 will stop playing on the mobile speaker and play on the Beats Pill until you remove the 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable.
  5. After turning on the speaker you should be playing music from the Samsung Galaxy S4. You can now play audio on a Beats Pill from a Samsung Galaxy S4.
How to connect a Beats Pill from a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a cable

See also

  1. http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201304/20130430133529298/GT-I9505_UM_EU_Jellybean_Eng_Rev.1.1_130426.pdf - Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual
  2. https://www.beatsbydre.com/support/speakers/pill - official Beats Pill support site
  3. https://www.beatsbydre.com/content/dam/beats-support/global/quick-start-guides/pill-quick-start-guide-americas.pdf - Beats Pill instruction manual
  4. 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable - The mini stereo 3.5mm (1/8") stereo audio cable is a common cable used to connect audio devices together