Home windows solely enables you to output audio to 1 machine at a time. When you have multiple app taking part in audio, Home windows will route the audio stream via the identical audio machine. It is going to do that even in case you have two completely different audio gadgets enabled and there gained’t be an choice to output audio to 2 completely different gadgets. That is one thing that may solely be completed via a third-party app. There are fairly a number of apps that allow you to output audio to 2 completely different gadgets nonetheless, for a free resolution we advocate utilizing Audio Router.
Audio Router is a free, open supply app that permits you to ship the audio output of an app to your machine of alternative. The audio gadgets should be configured accurately i.e., they have to present up as two separate gadgets. To examine in case you have two separate gadgets configured, right-click the speaker icon within the system tray and choose ‘Playback Units’ from the context menu.
Output Audio To Two Totally different Units
Set up Audio Router and play audio in two completely different apps, or in separate cases of the identical app. Run Audio Router and it’ll present you an interface that resembles the quantity mixer in Home windows. Word the dropdown arrow beneath every app that’s operating, and the audio gadgets that you’re configured in your system.
Click on the dropdown arrow beneath an app and choose the ‘Route’ button.
One other small window will open with a dropdown for choosing the audio machine that you just need to route your audio to. Choose a tool. The audio from the app will likely be despatched to the machine you chose. Repeat for the opposite app that’s taking part in audio and choose your different audio machine.
Audio Router works nicely however it doesn’t acknowledge all apps by their title. For instance, the TV & Motion pictures app in Home windows 10 is listed as video.ui.exe. We anticipate one thing comparable occurs with Groove. It may be a UWP app factor as a result of apps like Chrome and VLC seem with their right names.
Audio Gadget Configuration
In case your audio machine isn’t configured accurately, you have to to repair it earlier than you need to use Audio Router. Whereas we are able to’t give system particular options, a few issues it’s best to attempt are;
- Ensure your sound card drivers are updated.
- When you have a devoted sound supervisor in your sound card e.g. the Realtek sound supervisor, or a devoted sound supervisor out of your system producer, e.g. Dell Audio, ensure you’ve configured it accurately.
- Be sure to’re operating Audio Router with administrative rights otherwise you will be unable to route audio.