Audio via Bluetooth - is it possible?

There is no other side. It doesn’t work. That’s all.

The built-in adapter causes problems. Use an external adapter, as recommended, and your problems will likely go away. We made it quite clear that it’s still experimental though. If LibreELEC works, for you, then use that.

We will put A2DP in the App Store soon; but we can’t fix the problems with the internal adapter on Pi 3 that have been widely reported.



You have to trust the device first.
But the recommendation as always is to use an external adapter on Pi and disable the internal.

Can I connect my Bluetooth speaker JBL GO to a Raspi?
I tried to pair and connect in MyOSMC -> share -> bluetooth menue.
I got the message ‘Bluetooth Connection to JBL GO failed.’
Here’s the log

Model: RPi 2B
Display: official 7" Touchscreen
Internet: Lan cable
no CEC
Sound: JBL GO Bluetooth Speaker # INFO: 3.5mm plug speaker works
OS: OSMC with skin Estouchy
Bluetooth: Bluetooth USB Stick

osmc@osmc:~$ cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME=“Open Source Media Center”
VERSION=“April 2018”

# osmc has no lsusb command, I used another raspi with raspbian
osmc@osmc:~$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ltd Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode)

Before you tell me to use ‘a2dp-app-osmc’, that is not possible:
osmc@osmc:~$ sudo apt-get install a2dp-app-osmc
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
E: Unable to locate package a2dp-app-osmc

Did you run sudo apt-get update first?

I’m ashamed, now I hear sound from the bluetooth speaker. Thanks a lot.
Solution was:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install a2dp-app-osmc

One more question, you are running pulseaudio:
osmc@osmc:~$ pactl list sinks short
0 alsa_output.platform-soc_audio.analog-stereo module-alsa-card.c s16le 2ch 44100Hz SUSPENDED
1 bluez_sink.78_44_05_48_B0_77.headset_head_unit module-bluez5-device.c s16le 1ch 8000Hz RUNNING

With raspbian stretch they use bluealsa proxy for bluetooth. Osmc is based on stretch, are you planning to exchange pulseaudio with bluealsa?

There’s been some discussion about this.

BlueALSA is independent of Debian’s distribution, as Debian upstream doesn’t specifically provision for Bluetooth audio streaming in any way.

Unfortunately there are limitations with BlueALSA, so while we’re watching it, and have pinged the developer, we don’t think it’s suitable for OSMC at this time. We do want to get rid of PulseAudio at the earliest opportunity however.

Thank you Sam, I can live with that answer