Bluetooth Speaker handoff issue
(This forum looked like the ONLY appropriate place to pose this question...I searched for a "portable Bluetooth speaker/multi-room audio" themed forum, but didn't find one. If there's a more appropriate place to post this, please set me straight!)
Hi, Bluetooth experts...this is a question relating to Bluetooth peculiarities as related to portable Bluetooth speakers.
We recently got a new Oontz Angle 3 Bluetooth speaker to replace an aging JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth speaker. What we liked about the JBL was that we could pair it with both our iPhones, and when the JBL was powered up, whichever iPhone started playing music FIRST would automagically handoff to the JBL and start playing there. When that iPhone stopped playing, the next iPhone could automagically start playing on the JBL.
Switching audio between our two iPhones was seamless.
With the Angle 3, after we paired both iPhones, we have to MANUALLY go into the iPhone Bluetooth settings screen and Connect and Disconnect every time. If one of us fails to Disconnect, the other person can't Connect. No magical handoff.
In other words, anything BUT seamless.
Is there some particular flavor of Bluetooth that does the magic here? The JBL being a few years old and the Oontz being brand-new, I figured the handoff magic would be IMPROVED, not diminished.
Any thoughts from Bluetooth experts are appreciated!