Bluetooth Headset: media apps sends audio to speaker

asked 2019-01-15 11:59:39 +0300

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updated 2019-01-15 14:33:38 +0300

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I have a plantronics Savi W720 headset. In SFOS it worked basically. It was always a bit tricky whether the media application or the call would divert audio to the headset once connected. Sometimes, I had to connect BT first and then start the app, sometimes the other way around (especially for my loudlink carkit) Since SFOS the behaviour changed: For the plantronics headset the call now goes to the headset, but the audio of the (default jolla) media app is always going to the speaker and can't be routed to the headset. Any help for a hot fix appreciated.

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The problems with bluetooth are not hardware specific, your post is a duplicate of many, I found at least 10 individual posts reporting problems very similar to yours.

Please, always use the search box before posting questions, this way we can minimise the amount of duplicates on the same subject, which only serves to dilute the subject.

Edz ( 2019-01-15 15:26:30 +0300 )edit

Of course I have searched, but those questions concerned very old versions of SFOS. And it just changed going from SFOS to which may be good for the devs as they still remember what they have changed. Me specifying the brand of my headset is there for debugging. I will also try with another headset, once it is loaded.

Flight406 ( 2019-01-15 16:50:29 +0300 )edit

@Flight406 if you find anything please let us know: I have a nokia BT handsfree, and I used to even listen music with that with Jolla phone, now with XperiaX the sound from a call is broken, and the music / sound never goes through it :( ...

nas ( 2019-01-15 22:01:29 +0300 )edit

Now tried my Jabra Halo O2 and it works for the media player. I can hear music. So something very specific to the device profile seems to go. If I go to device settings, the plantronics only supports HFP. The Jabra support indicates profiles: HSP, A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, DID. This surprises me a bit as the plantronics is clearly the higher class (dect) Headset. How can I tell my jolla to also accept A2DP e.g.?

Flight406 ( 2019-01-16 12:55:55 +0300 )edit

I just want to mention that I too experience this problem. I have indeed found several other threads mentioning the same issue, but most of them are indeed outdated. According to pacmd list-sinks there is a output-a2dp port, but pacmd set-sink-port fails.

Not being able to use a Bluetooth speaker severely diminishes the user experience for me. Note that this happens on a Jolla 1.

Priority to fix this from Jolla seems low so far, can someone please fix this for the next OS update?

PureTryOut ( 2019-03-12 02:21:22 +0300 )edit