This option available in developer options, only allows multi connections and not simultaneous playback
Android P Developer’s Preview was announced for the Pixel devices yesterday, and it brings an array of new features and tricks. The package is still buggy but includes the basic features that would be available with the Android P. Also; we are still yet to get an official name for the Android P.
Now the careful investigation of the Developers preview has revealed some of the hidden features of this Android version. Heading down to the developer’s options menu, we can find we can find an option that allows increasing the number of connected Bluetooth audio devices. Damn, Android is growing.
The latest version of the Android-only allows us to connect up to two Bluetooth audio devices, but with this new Android P feature, we will be able to change to three, four or even five. However, before you start your search for your old speakers, it’s worth noting that this feature doesn’t mean you can stream music into five speakers simultaneously, the change is only extending the number of paired devices that can be connected at any time.
Honestly, the real world application of this feature is very less, and it will hardly go beyond three. But if you own more than two Bluetooth devices or you have separate devices for home and office use, you will be able to switch between them with just a single tap, excluding all the hassles of connecting again.
As previously mentioned, you can now test this feature only in a Pixel device which leaves you with four options-Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 Xl. We will be covering more hidden features of the unnamed Android P. Stay tuned.