Google has lately released the first public beta of Android 11. Amongst various features and changes, the new version also lets you quickly switch between different audio playback devices. So, if you’ve got a phone running the public beta, here’s how to quickly switch audio output in Android 11.
Similar to Android Q, the Android 11 gets the option to switch the output of audio or video to phone speaker, headphones, Bluetooth speakers, or other devices. So, if you need to change the playback device, you no longer need to disconnect it again and again.
The media controls have been shifted to the quick settings section of the notification shade. It features a small button that shows up and lets you pick whether you want audio to play through your phone’s speaker or a connected Bluetooth device.
To gain access to Android 11’s media switcher, you first need to enable new media controls in developer settings of your phone.