How to connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill 2

A step by step guide on how to stream music from a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly and which cable to use to play audio.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Please refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [1] for more details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones from the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Beats Pill 2.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect to Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to the Samsung Galaxy S4. Note that this page refers to the Beats Pill 2.0 and not the original Beats Pill first generation, please visit the Beats page on WikiConnections.org for the full range of Beats bluetooth speakers. Before you connect Beats Pill 2.0 speakers to any device we recommend downloading the latest Beats Pill 2.0 firmware from the official Beats Pill support site [2] using the Beats update tool.

Connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill 2 using Bluetooth

A step by step guide on how to stream music from a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill 2 wirelessly.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Beats Pill 2. First you will need to turn on the Beats Pill 2.0 by pressing and releasing the power button, hold the round 'b' for 3 seconds until the 'b' quickly flashes. This indicates that the Bluetooth speaker is in pairing mode.
  2. From the home screen on the mobile touch the Apps icon found on the bottom right of the screen then scroll to the Settings icon.
  3. In the Network connections section make sure that the Bluetooth option is turned to the green on position.
  4. Touch Bluetooth and choose Beats Pill 2 from the list of Available devices to connect to the mobile. Shortly afterwards the Beats Pill 2 will appear in the list of Paired devices with the words 'Connected to phone audio' written below.
  5. The Beats Pill 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 are now ready to be used to play music. Any application which can play music will play on the Beats Pill 2. When the Beats Pill has been paired the round 'b' logo will glow. Next time 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 'b' button to glow. The Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker can store 8 devices, each time it is turned on it will try to connect with the most recent Bluetooth device. Holding the 'b' logo again for three seconds will forget the current active Bluetooth session. For more details download the Beats Pill 2 instruction manual [3] from the official Beats Pill support site [2].
Connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill 2 using Bluetooth

How to play music on a Beats Pill 2 from a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a phone cable

Instructions on which cable to use to connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill 2.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill 2 using a cable to play music. Firstly locate the headset jack at the top of the Samsung Galaxy.
  2. Make sure the device is turned off then locate the IN port located at the back of the speaker next to the OUT port.
  3. Connect the headset jack on the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the IN on the Beats Pill 2 port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [4].
  4. All sounds from the Samsung Galaxy S4 will stop playing on the Samsung Galaxy speaker and begin playing on the Beats Pill 2 until you remove the 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable.
  5. Turn on the speaker and you will hear music playing from the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the Beats Pill 2. You can now play audio on a Beats Pill 2 from a Samsung Galaxy S4.
How to play music on a Beats Pill 2 from a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a phone 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/pill2 - official Beats Pill support site
  3. https://www.beatsbydre.com/content/dam/beats-support/global/quick-start-guides/pill-2-quick-start-guide-americas.pdf - Beats Pill 2 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