I have a Bluetooth speaker in my house. Myself and my partner periodically connect to it using either our phones (2 × Android) or laptops (1 × MacBook and 1 × laptop PC) to play music whilst at home. As far as I know, it's only possible to have a single device connected to a Bluetooth device at any given time.
The problem arises when one of us wants to play music from a device, but we are unable to pair with the speaker because some other device in the house is already paired. There is no way (that I'm aware of) of knowing which device is already connected, or where in the house that device is. The Bluetooth device we're connecting to is a StarTech Bluetooth wireless receiver - a normal speaker actually connects to this receiver. Since this device has no menus of any sort, there's no way to just walk up to the receiver and press a 'disconnect' button. In fact, simply turning-off-and-on-again doesn't work, as the device automatically re-pairs with the last device it was connected to.
There doesn't appear to be an option on any of the devices to 'force pair' with the music receiver device. I totally understand that this would normally be a security concern, but this is a speaker device in our own home, so we'd like to find a way to be able to override this security and allow forcibly disconnecting of any existing paired connections.
Is there any way to achieve this?