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Jun202009

Fun with Bluetooth

Warning! This is a geeky post!

One of my requirements for a new car was being able to stream stereo audio (and make phone calls) over Bluetooth from my Blackberry Pearl to the car audio system.

This isn't hard to do in the FFH if your phone supports it.  You just connect the phone to MS Sync per the instructions and select "BTST" as your Media source in MS Sync.  Then any music or podcast you play on your phone will be heard over the car's speakers in stereo:

BlackBerry Pearl streaming music to MS Sync

MS Sync allows you to hook up more than one Bluetooth device. These devices can be connected at the same time if they are performing different functions. The different Bluetooth functions are called "profiles".  There are profiles for hands-free phone headset (eg a Jabra headset), stereo audio, remote control of a media player, dial-up networking, and others.

Last night I had fun hooking up my Samsung NC10 netbook via stereo Bluetooth to MS Sync so I could stream Internet music from http://lala.com. My phone served as the internet connection for the NC10. I was able to use the BlackBerry as a phone too over MS Sync.

For last night's experiment, the Bluetooth connections went like this:

  1. The BlackBerry was connected to MS Sync for hands-free headset functions - making and receiving phone calls
  2. The BlackBerry was connected to the NC10 to serve as a dial-up modem to connect the NC10 to the Internet over Verizon's EVDO data plan
  3. The NC10 was connected to MS Sync to act as a media player and stream audio from the internet

Getting this to work was a bit of a challenge. I have Windows 7 on my NC10 and the native Bluetooth drivers for Windows don't include the ability to stream audio.  So first I had to locate some drivers from Broadcom for the NC10 and install them. 

Now I had all the connectivity I needed but the BlackBerry wouldn't connect the NC10 to the Internet - it kept failing at the last step. Also, the BlackBerry and the NC10 both wanted to connect to MS Sync to stream audio, and the BlackBerry also wanted to connect to the NC10 to stream audio over it.  A real mess!  Depending on which device was turned on when, I'd get a smorgasbord of connections, none of which was what I wanted.  What I needed was a way to specify which connections were allowed between which devices.

Luckily Windows 7 provides this capability when you bring up the properties for a Bluetooth-connected device.  You can select or de-select which BT services are active between the computer and the device.  I set the BlackBerry to NC10 connection to allow dial-up networking only:Click to enlarge

 

 

I set the NC10 to MS Sync connection to allow for stereo audio connections but not hands-free headset phone connections:Click to enlarge

 

 

Now everything works perfectly.  I get in the car with my phone and it pairs with MS Sync for handsfree headset and stereo audio.  I turn the NC10 on and go to MS Sync Bluetooth settings and tell it to connect to the NC10, over-riding the stereo audio pairing of my phone:

Telling MS Sync to connect to my Samsung NC10 (WOODB000-PC)

I tell the laptop to use the phone to connect to the Internet:

Samsung NC10 connecting to Internet via Bluetooth connection to BlackBerry Pearl

Finally, I go to http://lala.com, and voila!  Bluetooth heaven!

A Bluetooth Concerto - NC10 using BlackBerry to connect to Internet and streaming music from Lala.com to MS Sync

This all works much better than you would expect.  If you make a phone call from the BlackBerry the Internet connection is dropped, the call audio is routed through MS Sync, then when you hang up the Internet connection is re-established and the music starts to play again.

I warned you this post was geeky...

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Reader Comments (9)

Win 7 & lala, hmmm (Debian / last.fm here)

June 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrfruth

Wow, I would never have dreamed that was possible, way to go! Makes me want to go buy a netbook! ;-)

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRob M

Great writeup. How are you liking the MS Sync with your music? You are using a 64GB usb drive with it correct? Any trouble/hassles?

Also, I notice a lot of your screens are large white backgrounds.... can that be changed? Seems like that would be very annoying at night time on the eyes.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Yes, I am using a 64gb card which is great. The interface to Sync is a bit clunky but I love having all the different options - CD, DVD, Jukebox (ripped CDs), Bluetooth Stereo, media player/card, Sirius, AM/FM radio.

At night the screen changes to a nice dark background.

June 23, 2009 | Registered CommenterBill Wood

Wow, Bill. You have done a great service by explaining all of this! I was feeling kind of left out because I don't have built in gps or SYNC in my car but now I am not sure I want it. It has been so easy to sink my bluetooth headsets and speakers with my notebook - I am disappointed to hear how complicated the auto issues are. The great thing is you are now set to go, and with 54mpg you certainly can get far!

June 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

Sheila, I was attempting something inherently more complicated than connecting the netbook to a headset. If I had only been connecting the netbook to MS Sync it would have been just as easy. But trying to orchestrate two devices (netbook for stereo bluetooth and phone for internet access), both of which are capable of stereo bluetooth, made for a few challenges. The complication was in no way due to Sync btw.

If you had MS Sync and just wanted to connect your phone or computer, its dead easy.

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