satimis
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How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:36 pm

Hi all,

Raspberry Pi3 model B

I followed;
PLAY AUDIO ON A BLUETOOTH SPEAKER WITH RASPBERRY PI 3
https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/bluet ... erry-pi-3/

trying to make the blue tooth speaker to work without success.

following software have been installed:-
pi-bluetooth
blueman
pulseaudio
pavucontrol
pulseaudio-module-bluetooth

Reboot did not help. The built-in speaker on display works. There is no error message on PulseAudio Volume Control.

Please help. Thanks

RaspberryPi is connected to wifi router. Would this setup affect?

Edit:
On further tuning, blue tooth is connected. The speak broadcasts ¨Connect to blue tooth¨. But no music of youtube broadcasts on the speaker.

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satimis

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:17 pm

If you are running the Stretch version of Raspbian, PulseAudio is not needed. I'm not sure if it interferes, but you might want to uninstall it. Blueman is never a good idea, I'd uninstall that as well. I don't believe Bluetooth audio will work if audio is routed to HDMI, sounds like you'll want to change that to the onboard audio system, with raspi-config.

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:23 pm

it is very easy.

Left click on the Bluetooth icon at top right of screen then follow normal pairing procedure of Bluetooth device. After it has paired then right click on the volume icon next to it and select Bluetooth speaker :)

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:59 pm

OutoftheBOTS wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:23 pm
it is very easy.

Left click on the Bluetooth icon at top right of screen then follow normal pairing procedure of Bluetooth device. After it has paired then right click on the volume icon next to it and select Bluetooth speaker :)
Hi,

I found the device, the speaker, there but unable to connect it.

Select connect:
Warning

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Connection failed - Use the Audio Menu to connect to this device
Where is the Audio Menu?

Thanks

Regards
satimis

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:28 pm

Douglas6 wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:17 pm
If you are running the Stretch version of Raspbian, PulseAudio is not needed. I'm not sure if it interferes, but you might want to uninstall it. Blueman is never a good idea, I'd uninstall that as well. I don't believe Bluetooth audio will work if audio is routed to HDMI, sounds like you'll want to change that to the onboard audio system, with raspi-config.
Hi,

Uninstall all packages, previously installed, running:

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$ sudo apt --purge remove pi-bluetooth blueman pulseaudio pavucontrol pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
Reboot RaspberryPi

On right top -> left-click ¨Manage Bluetooth Devices¨

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No Bluetooth Adapter found
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satimis

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:06 pm

You need pi-bluetooth. It comes installed on recent versions. Try reinstalling.

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:08 pm

re-install pi-bluetooth
It loads the firmware to the BT module of thte Pi3B

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:01 pm

Hi all,

Reinstall pi-bluetooth but problem remains.

Left-click ¨Manage Bluetooth Device
select the device ¨Awei-y200¨
-> connect..

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Connection failed - Use the Audio Menu to connect to this device
On terminal:-
$ bluetoothctl

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[NEW] Controller B8:27:EB:75:C8:3C raspberrypi [default]
[NEW] Device 30:21:5B:6C:54:FD Awei-Y200
[bluetooth]# connect 30:21:5B:6C:54:FD

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Attempting to connect to 30:21:5B:6C:54:FD
[CHG] Device 30:21:5B:6C:54:FD Connected: yes
Connection successful
[CHG] Device 30:21:5B:6C:54:FD ServicesResolved: y
But still fail. No music plays on the speaker

Music plays on the display built-in speakers

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:18 pm

Douglas6 wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:17 pm
I don't believe Bluetooth audio will work if audio is routed to HDMI, sounds like you'll want to change that to the onboard audio system, with raspi-config.

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:23 pm

Hi all,

Tried again.

Connected Raspberry Pi to another display, Dell 25" display without built-in speakers.

Left-click ¨Manager Bluetooth devices¨
-> Connect ...

This time it connected the bluetooth speaker. But still no music played. The Volume control was turned to max.

satimis

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:56 pm

speaker :)

Hi,

I found the device, the speaker, there but unable to connect it.

Select connect:
Warning

Code: Select all

Connection failed - Use the Audio Menu to connect to this device

Where is the Audio Menu?

Thanks

Regards
satimis
Perfect that means the Bluetooth speaker is paired now you just have to select that you want to use the bluetooth speaker as your audio so right click on the volume icon at the top right and select the bluetooth speaker as your audio device.

Don't go uninstalling anything. The Raspbian OS is setup perfect straight out of the box if your using Jessy or Stretch

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:09 pm

OutoftheBOTS wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:56 pm
speaker :)

Hi,

I found the device, the speaker, there but unable to connect it.

Select connect:
Warning

Code: Select all

Connection failed - Use the Audio Menu to connect to this device

Where is the Audio Menu?

Thanks

Regards
satimis
Perfect that means the Bluetooth speaker is paired now you just have to select that you want to use the bluetooth speaker as your audio so right click on the volume icon at the top right and select the bluetooth speaker as your audio device.

Don't go uninstalling anything. The Raspbian OS is setup perfect straight out of the box if your using Jessy or Stretch
Hi all,

Having tried 2 days still unable to make the bluetooth speaker to work.

Bluetooth manager found the device, the speaker. Also I have on the volume icon selected the bluetooth device. The built-in speakers of the display continue to play without problem.

Then I connected the speaker direct to the phone output of Raspberry Pi with a cable. Still there was no sound.

It is very strange to me. The bluetooth speaker is working without problem. I have tested it on my Samsung mobile phone, both bluetooth connection and direct connection with cable.

Regards
satimis

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:22 am

Strange.

I am still using Jessie OS and haven't yet updated to Stretch. I have many RPi devices and have connected many of then to blue tooth speakers as easily way fro me to get sound out of the RPi.

I don't know if it is a stretch problem or a problem with the earlier posts where you deleted some drivers but it works for me straight out of the box

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:38 am

OutoftheBOTS wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:22 am
Strange.

I am still using Jessie OS and haven't yet updated to Stretch. I have many RPi devices and have connected many of then to blue tooth speakers as easily way fro me to get sound out of the RPi.

I don't know if it is a stretch problem or a problem with the earlier posts where you deleted some drivers but it works for me straight out of the box
Hi,

I have reinstalled all of them. The AWEI Y200 bluetooth speaker detects bluetooth, saying bluetooth connected (there is a pre-recorded message on it), but no sound plays. The strange thing is even I connect the speaker with cable still no sound played.

On my desktop PC, running Ubuntu 16.04, there is a sound setting tab for selecting HDMI, Digital Output, Analog Output etc. Is there a similar settings on Raspberry Pi3 B? My Samsung 24" display with built-in speakers is with HDMI connection. I suppose the sound output is the same.

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:47 am

Douglas6 wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:18 pm
Douglas6 wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:17 pm
I don't believe Bluetooth audio will work if audio is routed to HDMI, sounds like you'll want to change that to the onboard audio system, with raspi-config.

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:57 am

Douglas6 wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:47 am
[I don't believe Bluetooth audio will work if audio is routed to HDMI, sounds like you'll want to change that to the onboard audio system, with raspi-config.
Hi,

Just started Raspberry pi3 B

-> Preferences -> Raspberry Pi Configeration

No items related found.

-> Preferences -> Audio Device Settings

Sound card: bcm2835 ALSA (Alsa mixer)(Default)
no other items available there for selection

Playback
PCM set to max (no other items there)

Select Controls .. (Only PCM there)


Edit
====
On terminal run;
$ sudo raspi-config
Also no items related found there

$ sudo nano /boot/config.txt
uncomment hdmi_drive=2

reboot Raspberry

Still the same without sound output except on the built-in speakers of the display.

satimis

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:16 pm

Hi all,

Now I can make the bluetooth speaker to work via cable (the phone jet)

Right-click the loudspeaker icon on the right corner of the panel -> select Analog

But still I can't make it work via bluetooth.

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:45 pm

This may need someone Raspberry pi foundation to look at.

Considering the speaker is working vai analog and it is paired but when you switch from analog to blue it doesn't work.

1 other thing that I would try, if you have a spare SD card then try botting up with Jessy and see if it will work there just so that you eliminate the stretch OS

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:26 am

OutoftheBOTS wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:45 pm
This may need someone Raspberry pi foundation to look at.

Considering the speaker is working vai analog and it is paired but when you switch from analog to blue it doesn't work.

1 other thing that I would try, if you have a spare SD card then try botting up with Jessy and see if it will work there just so that you eliminate the stretch OS
Whether you suggest download Raspbian “jessie” on following website?

https://www.raspberrypi.com.tw/10366/di ... ssie-lite/

and install it on another microSD card?

This is the second Raspbian image 2017-09-07-raspbian-stretch.zip (on a new microSD card)

Previously I was testing the Raspbian image 2017-08-16-raspbian-stretch.zig (on another microSD card)

I don't have no more spare microSD card. However I have a spare full size 64G SD card.

I'll try more on this new Raspberry image first before I install “jessie” on the full size SD card.

Thanks

Regards
satimis

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:26 am

Hi All.
It seems that Raspberry PI Bluetooth are very unstable,
Initially I also had much trouble in getting Blue tooth speakers working over BT after the latest update it is possible to connect to the BT speakers ,it is somehow trivial one time it will play sound and 9 time no sound even with the pairng successful,then most of the time when you do have sound it constantly drops the sound then you have to remove the BL device in the RPI BT connected devices and do a complete search ,find connect and pair of the BT device and then again if you lucky you have sound if you have sound it could drop again .

I have to say also that the speakers are working 100% stable with my Android phone over BT so the issue is in the RPI/BT HW or SW for me not with the speakers

Kind Regards
QMESAR

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:18 am

I am experiencing similar problems, using two known good bluetooth audio devices and both jessie and stretch.
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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:17 pm

I am also having this problem and the networking, in terms of connecting to other computers on a home network from the Pi, is also not working properly. I have to submit a password, which IS NOT remembered, in order to connect to other computers on my network. It cannot be my hardware because everything works fine in the last Jessie image. I am not trying to do this via HDMI. I have tried all these suggestions, except for re-installing the pi-bluetooth driver. Everything connects to the speaker properly, supposedly, and it delivers no sound.

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:15 pm

I'm having the same issue. My earlier post: viewtopic.php?f=91&t=195470

I have a couple of Blue tooth speakers that work fine with my Android device.
The Bose Soundlink pairs and connects, but there's no sound. My Sony speaker will not pair.

My Pi 3 is running the 'Jessie' version.
My next step is download and switch over to the latest Stretch release and see if the bluetooth issues are resolved.
If I get Bluetooth working on Stretch with my two speakers, I'll update my post.
- V.

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:22 pm

Hi,

I suggest you report and confirm this issue on GitHub: https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/issues
Also, check this thread: viewtopic.php?f=66&t=191073&start=25

We are all experiencing this kind of issue with BT speakers.
There is no permanent fix yet.

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Re: How to make blue tooth speaker to work?

Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:14 pm

I am having the same problem. I have been trying to connect the bluetooth speaker for 2-3 days now. Here what I have tried.

Connected the speaker successfully using command line (and GUI as well).
Routed the audio to bluetooth speaker via audio menu.
The speaker works perfectly on other devices.
The sound from 3.5 mm works on Raspberry Pi only bluetooth doesnt work.

I think it is a problem with the Operating system.

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