Environment: Windows 8.1 on a laptop Dell 17R 5737 with an Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260 adapter with Bluetooth 4.0
iPod / iPhone BT capable device
Problem: The laptop speakers do not play the iPod/iPhone music that is streamed over the bluetooth appaired connection.
I contacted the Intel Support.
It's answer is: "Intel Bluetooth software adds that feature (both SRC and SINK). From Windows 8, Microsoft provides
native support for BT audio streaming support (only)."
or in other words: "
"this particular A2DP role (SINK) is not supported by Microsoft. Perhaps Microsoft will consider adding support in future releases if you
provide them feedback through Windows 8.1 forums."
Question: Can you confirm such Intel diagnostic ( Microsoft do not support the A2DP SINK role) ?
If yes, when do you plan to bring it back to Windows 8.1 ?
On my professional laptop running Windows 7, I was able to listen to the music played on my iPod BT appaired to the laptop.
Here's some Microsoft documentation I read carefully:
- Overview of the A2DP SNK and SRC roles: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc510655.aspx
- The Architectural overview: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn653977(v=vs.85).aspx
There were changes in the Windows 8.1 bluetooth processes.
- The general bluetooth support: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn133849(v=vs.85).aspx
Under Windows 8 it is stated that: Support for the HFP, A2DP, and AVRCP Profiles
So if Windows supports the A2DP profile correctly,it should support the SNK (SINK) and SRC roles !
Best regards. Gilbert.