Audio playback devices are an essential part of any computer system, allowing users to listen to audio from their computer’s sound card. For many users, the ability to switch the audio playback device between multiple choices is essential, allowing them to choose the device that best meets their needs. Unfortunately, in Windows 10, the process of changing the audio playback device is not as straightforward as it could be. In this article, we’ll explain how to switch an application to a different playback device on Windows 10.
The first step to switch an application to a different playback device on Windows 10 is to open the Windows 10 Sound Settings window. You can do this by typing “sound” into the Windows 10 search bar and selecting the Sound Settings option. This will bring up a window with several different audio device options.
Once you have opened the Sound Settings window, you will need to select the application you wish to switch to a different playback device. To do this, click the drop-down menu next to the “Select an application” option, and select the application you wish to switch.
After you have selected the application, click the drop-down menu next to the “Select a device” option, and select the device you wish to switch the application to. You will then need to click the “Apply” button to confirm your selection.
Once you have applied your selection, the application will now be set to the new playback device. To confirm that the change has been made successfully, you can open the application and check that audio is playing through the new device.
It is important to note that this process only applies to applications that are installed on the computer. If you are trying to switch the playback device of an external device such as a Bluetooth speaker or headset, you will need to follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the external device.
Changing the audio playback device in Windows 10 can be a tedious process. However, if you follow the steps outlined above, you should be able to switch an application to a different playback device quickly and easily. Once you have made the change, you can check that the application is using the new device by opening it and checking that audio is playing through the device.