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

Simple instructions on how to stream music from a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly and how to connect the devices using a cable.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [1] for further 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 XL.

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

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

A simple guide showing how to play music using a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly using bluetooth.

  1. The following instructions describe how to pair a Beats Pill XL with a Samsung Galaxy S4. First turn on the Beats Pill XL by holding the power button, then press and hold the 'b' button for three seconds until the 'b' blinks. This indicates that the Beats Pill 2 is in pairing mode and ready to connect to the Samsung Galaxy S4.
  2. From the home screen on the phone press the Apps icon found on the bottom right of the screen then scroll across to the the gear icon labelled Settings.
  3. Under the connections tab make sure that the Bluetooth switch is turned on.
  4. Tap Bluetooth and select Beats Pill XL from the list of Available devices to pair with the Samsung. Afterwards the Beats Pill XL will appear in the list of Paired devices with the words 'Connected to phone audio'.
  5. The Beats Pill XL and the Samsung Galaxy S4 are paired and ready to be used to play music. Any application that plays music will play on the Beats Pill XL. When the Beats Pill has been paired with the Samsung Galaxy S4 the round 'b' will stop flashing and glow. In future you can turn on the Beats Pill speaker and it will automatically connect to the Samsung Galaxy S4 without needing to pair again, turn both devices on and wait for the round 'b' logo to glow. The Beats Pill can connect with up to eight Bluetooth devices, when you turn it on it will attempt to connect with the most recent. Holding the 'b' logo again for 3 seconds will disconnect the current active Bluetooth session.For more details go to the Beats Pill XL official support site [2] to download the Beats Pill XL support site [2].
How to connect from a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill XL wirelessly using Bluetooth

Playing audio on a Beats Pill XL from a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a phone cable

Learn how to connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill XL.

  1. These instructions show you how to hook up a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Beats Pill XL using a cable to play music. First find the headset jack at the top of the phone.
  2. Turn the Bluetooth speaker round so the back is facing you making sure the power is switched off.
  3. Access the IN port by pulling out then rotating the rubber port cover to the left of the 'beats pill xl' logo. The IN port is found next to the charging port.
  4. Connect the headset jack on the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the IN on the Beats Pill XL port using a 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable [3].
  5. Any music from the Samsung Galaxy S4 will stop playing on the mobile speaker and begin playing on the Beats Pill XL until you remove the 3.5mm stereo male to 3.5mm stereo male cable.
  6. Switch on the speaker and you will hear music playing from the Samsung Galaxy S4 to the Beats Pill XL. You can now play audio on a Beats Pill XL from a Samsung Galaxy S4.
Playing audio on a Beats Pill XL 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.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall/ - Beats Pill XL official support site
  3. 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