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

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

Discussion is locked
Reply to: My Samsung Tab 3 and Windows 10 are paired...
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: My Samsung Tab 3 and Windows 10 are paired...
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
- Collapse -
Clarification Request
Need to know what this would do.

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.)

- Collapse -
I was following procedures...

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.

- Collapse -
That's something that isn't supported.

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.) finds the CNET article, AirStream and more.

So no, the method you used does not play.

- Collapse -

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

- Collapse -
Same issues, more apps etc.

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.

- Collapse -
For most...

that is what they use the bluetooth 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.

- Collapse -
Not all Windows versions and devices do this.

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

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

- Collapse -

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

- Collapse -
Answer? Bluetooth does many things.

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.

- Collapse -
are you already

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.

- Collapse -
(NT) Unfortunately,
- Collapse -
(NT) I have a TV that doesn't have that...
- Collapse -
When I said paired...

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

CNET Forums