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Suppose I am connected to my Bluetooth speaker. I want to play my Youtube Music/Music Player on the speaker.

Now, if I turn on Instagram reels, what happens is the Music Player gets paused and the audio output happens through the Bluetooth speaker. What I want is for my Insta sound output should be through my phone's speaker.

Is there any way by which this can be achieved?

There can be many more use cases for this but this is just a small example.

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If you have a Samsung device, this feature is included with SoundAssistant; note that this application isn't usually installed out-of-box. Other devices may vary based on OEM/model/etc, but if there's no native support you should still be able to find a comparable third party application.

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I believe this will work as long as your device is indeed an Android, but do you know what version you're running? Just in case it makes a difference, these are the steps for Android 13 and I believe 11 & 12 as well.

Try these steps first

  1. Go to your device Settings
  2. Tap on Sound & Notifications, or it might say Sound & Volume, or even Sound & Vibration. Depends on your phone. But as long as it mentions Sound.
  3. Scroll down and should hopefully see an option of Separate app sound > Tap to select
  4. Tap Turn on now
  5. For each input:
    • App - select the app (or Apps) from the list of installed apps shown
    • Audio Device - Select which different device to use for your selected app.

It's pretty straightforward after that. Pair and Sync and your Bluetooth should be set up as a separate Device for app sounds. Your system device media player will take care of the Insta reels.

Hope that helps and does the job.

**These steps are for a Samsung phone

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  • As you have noted, the "Separate app sound" is only available on Samsung devices. Android by default doesn't provide a built-in feature to output audio to separate devices.
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Jul 23, 2023 at 3:38
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    – Andrew T.
    Commented Jul 23, 2023 at 3:53
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    Commented Jul 24, 2023 at 4:22

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