Will the Jambox work with the Macbook Pro?
- Asked by Larry S from Louisville
- Nov 18, 2010
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11 Answers from the Community
No do not buy this for MacBook Pro. It should work but it does not. Loads of complaints on support site. I have one it works for a few songs and then breaks
- Answered by Benjamin M
- Dec 1, 2011
Well, it works, but you have to re-pair it each time you want use it using bluetooth...
- Answered by Julien T
- Sep 15, 2012
It connects, but there are lots of pops, tiny gaps, and static. I've connected from an iPhone 4 via Bluetooth and from a Macbook Pro. The iPhone sounds fine (albeit, not very loud), but the Macbook Pro (Late 2008) is not acceptable. Check out their support forums and you'll see loads of complaints. I returned mine.
- Answered by Oliver J from Playa Del Rey
- Jul 25, 2012
Not under Bootcamp. Apple didn't provide drivers for wireless speakers in Windows.
- Answered by Anders M from Copenhagen
- Jun 8, 2011
Yes for sure via the headphone jack and included cable. And if your Mac has Bluetooth A2DP (stereo) capability you should be able to stream wireless.
- Answered by Lee A from Ventura
- Dec 21, 2010
Sure does! Open Bluetooth and Turn On. Hit the "refresh" button on the Jambox so it's waiting to connect. "Add New Device" under the Bluetooth settings and wait for the Jambox to appear. Select it. Now, on your Mac go to System Preferences / Audio / Output and select Jambox. All audio playing either from your iTunes or from a page opened in your browser will play through the Jambox perfectly.
- Answered by Richard A from Brooklyn
- Mar 21, 2013
I just bought a Jambox and it does not work well with my MacBook Pro in Bluetooth mode. It snaps and burbles, then stops transmitting sound when the volume is adjusted. I then try to return to wired-mode and the sound is muffled and I need my computer to forget the device before the MacBook Pro speakers work properly again. Had I known about the MBP connection issues prior to buying the Jambox, I would have opted for a different product.
- Answered by Robert D F from Barcelona
- Dec 28, 2012
YES! I bought mine two days ago and it paired in less than a minute with my MBP. Same for my iPhone 4S. Jawbone corrected this sometime ago. Zero problems connecting.
- Answered by Stephen A from Whitehall
- Dec 11, 2012
Well, I don't know about everybody else... and yes, it was a little trickier figuring out how to do the pairing (do it through the system preferences pane, both in the Bluetooth one and the Sound preferences)... but sound-wise, it works great. Nary a pop or crackle. I used it while working for several hours in a row.
- Answered by John F from Schwenksville
- Nov 10, 2012
The Jambox is a bluetooth device, so if you can pair with it, you can use it.
- Answered by Christopher M from Toronto
- Nov 19, 2010
Jambox works with any bluetooth device. Just pair the device and start playing!
- Answered by Jeffrey F from Santa Monica
- Nov 19, 2010