I have problem with my audio devices in my computer. I have 3 audio devices: PC Speakers, Headphones, TV Output. I want to switch between them automatically by this rule: If the headphones are connected - use them for all pc tasks, Else, for Kodi and Steam games use TV Output and for all the other programs use PC Speakers.

Does anyone knows a way to do it?


Sorry for the late answer. Took me a while to figure this one out.

While there is no way to determine auto device priority in windows that I am aware of, as I simply wanted windows by default to switch between my headphones and my speakers, I did the following.

To achieve this I simply disabled all of the other audio devices connected to my system with the exception of my speakers. Plugged my headphones in, and set that to the default device, then when I disconnected my headphones, windows defaults to my speakers since there is no other option available.


Right click on the speaker icon in the taskbar, "Playback devices", "Set as default device".

  • He doesn't want to have to "Set as default device" every single time he turns on or off his headphones (much like myself). – Jeffrey Van Alstine Jun 7 '18 at 1:31

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