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Feature-request: Support for Android Bluetooth Control Commands (e.g. for Headsets and Earphones)

asked 2014-01-30 14:40:56 +0300

Tim Drub gravatar image

updated 2014-06-24 10:38:40 +0300

jukey gravatar image

This Request is valid at least for the following Android apps:

Device specific observations:

  • Plantronics Headset: Now I have the problem, that the pause/play/next, etc. buttons are not passed to the app. The headset goes into "pause" mode (no sound) but Antenna Pod keeps on playing. Pushing the play button once more does not reconnect to the sound from the app. I need to disconnect the headset an disconnect again to get it working again.
  • Sennheiser PX 201 BT: Start/Stop Music does not work. If I turn off the earphones the Andoid app (Spotify) keeps playing using the device speaker
  • ...add your device here
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UPDATE Could be the Antenna-Pod app is not the most stable one. I tried PodDroid from the Yandex Store and here Bluetooth reconnects to the stream once I press the button again.

Still, the problem remains, media keeps on playing in Android, when pause button pressed.

Tim Drub ( 2014-01-31 11:41:38 +0300 )edit

I confirm the problem. (AntennaPod+Plantronics Headset)

The "Pause" button does work on Android phone.

ortylp ( 2014-03-30 19:54:13 +0300 )edit

Hi, I improved the description as it seems to be a valid request for most of the Android apps.

jukey ( 2014-06-24 10:39:46 +0300 )edit

I want the android emulation layer to support the bluetooth AVRCP profile.

droll ( 2014-06-25 06:03:05 +0300 )edit

Start/Stop over bluetooth does not work in my motorcycle helmet audio headset - Interphone F4. Also the maximum volume is way too low compared to earlier phones I've used with the headset. I play music via Spotify with Jolla.

vilvo ( 2014-07-01 09:36:44 +0300 )edit

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answered 2019-02-18 17:26:17 +0300

mase gravatar image

BT control works when the mpris-proxy is running, also with Antennapod.

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Could you provide more details? Thanks.

sistux ( 2019-02-18 18:15:32 +0300 )edit

Just add a systemd service like described here: https://together.jolla.com/question/174156/bug-bluetooth-media-control-with-android-apps-and-native-apps/

mase ( 2019-02-18 18:46:28 +0300 )edit

It seems that mpris-proxy rsp. bluez-tools is not available for Bluez4 (i.e., on a Jolla 1 phone).

olf ( 2019-02-19 00:32:28 +0300 )edit

@mase, please convert this to a comment to your other, real answer.

olf ( 2019-02-19 00:33:38 +0300 )edit

@olf, which answer do you mean?

mase ( 2019-02-19 07:30:09 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2014-01-30 14:40:56 +0300

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