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My Samsung Tab 3 and Windows 10 are paired...

by rcrosby57 / November 3, 2015 1:38 PM PST

but, when I click on the connect button in the Action Center, Windows 10 will not connect. Why?

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Clarification Request
Need to know what this would do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2015 1:51 PM PST

For example someone wanted to pair their tablet with a Windows PC and send audio.

Not going to happen. Long reasons why. There may be apps to make this happen but not a stock feature.

OK, what would this connection do and over what interface? (WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.)

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I was following procedures...
by rcrosby57 / November 3, 2015 1:57 PM PST

to pair a bluetooth device to play music with the bluetooth connection. I see on the list of bluetooth connections on my tablet the name of my computer as well the name of the tablet on my computer, yet no sound. I read further and it mention is to hit the connection button, which I did, and my tablet is not recognized.

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That's something that isn't supported.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2015 2:03 PM PST

The tablet is not like a Bluetooth speaker and there are now thousands of posts about folk that wanted to send sound from the PC to a tablet.

So no, that should not work. Without you installing some app (which I don't have handy to name.)

https://www.google.com/#q=play+music+from+pc+to+tablet finds the CNET article, AirStream and more.

So no, the method you used does not play.

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Actually...
by rcrosby57 / November 3, 2015 2:28 PM PST

I wanted the other way around...to play music on my PC, which is connected to my TV, from my tablet.

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Same issues, more apps etc.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2015 2:33 PM PST
In reply to: Actually...

The stock Windows Bluetooth stack doesn't have a "be a bluetooth audio player" feature. You can tinker with the search to see the prior discussions but that is less well down than what I searched for.

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For most...
by rcrosby57 / November 3, 2015 3:14 PM PST

that is what they use the bluetooth for....music. I can't figure out why Microsoft didn't give Windows 10 the capability, but were able to play music via bluetooth with Windows 8.1. I had no problem with Windows 8.1.

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Not all Windows versions and devices do this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2015 3:29 PM PST
In reply to: For most...

Well, I'm expanding this to mean "not all Windows and devices."

If you want a Windows PC to behave like a Bluetooth Headphone or Speaker you'll have to find an app for that in many setups.

And YES to make it very interesting, some devices can work, like we see at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2_Q_m7hGxs

But this is NEVER a sure thing. It varies with devices so with each PC, with each tablet, it may or may not do what you asked.

-> Since I have yet to see this work with the PC behaving as a Bluetooth speaker I'm going to write that it's not something you get "out of the box." But there are apps to add such functionality.

PS. Edited to correct typo.

Post was last edited on November 3, 2015 3:35 PM PST

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Overall...
by rcrosby57 / November 3, 2015 3:49 PM PST

what is the purpose of being able to pair a bluetooth device, yet can not play music on a PC?

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Answer? Bluetooth does many things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2015 4:02 PM PST
In reply to: Overall...

One could be to sync, transfer files, and about a dozen other things. The one thing you asked to do, is not one I see work in about a dozen devices. I supplied that video to show that in a rare combo of PC and phone it did work.

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are you already
by renegade600 / November 3, 2015 2:40 PM PST
In reply to: Actually...

are you already using your tv as a monitor? If the tv input on the remote already has a selection for mirror, then use that and bypass the pc.

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(NT) Unfortunately,
by rcrosby57 / November 3, 2015 3:14 PM PST
In reply to: are you already
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(NT) I have a TV that doesn't have that...
by rcrosby57 / November 3, 2015 3:15 PM PST
In reply to: Unfortunately,
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When I said paired...
by rcrosby57 / November 3, 2015 1:58 PM PST

I just assumed it was referring to bluetooth. My bad...

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