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- Sep 4, 2017 at 11:13 am #21208Parvinder SinghKeymaster
Personally, before using DLNA , I almost prefer to use a direct Bluetooth connection to listen to the music stored on my PC through the speakers of my Home Cinema equipment. Connecting a device via Bluetooth is nothing new, although sometimes some doubts arise because, although the product is paired, it is possible that we can not yet take advantage of an activity as simple as, for example, listening to music with our wireless headsets.
From the side menu of Windows 10, which appears in the right margin, you could quickly connect the audio device by clicking on the “Connect” access although, if it is the first time, I always go to the configuration menu, I enter ” devices “and then go to the” Bluetooth “section.
Do we already have the speaker, headphones or stereo ready to transmit the sound? I at least need to make an additional adjustment to activate any of the devices mentioned:
- In the taskbar of Windows 10 we locate the icon that corresponds to the sound, we place on it and we press the right button of our mouse to deploy a menu of options.
- Next we select “Reproduction Devices”, place the pointer on the device we want to use, access a menu of options by right-clicking again and select “Set as default device”. Now the music should ring from the connected external device.
These additional steps should only be done the first time you set up a new device, not previously paired with your PC, unless you are handling several wireless audio products.
Receive files from a Smartphone
Do you think it will be as simple as pairing the phone with the PC, selecting the files and then sharing them? It is what one can initially think, until it encounters an error message on the Smartphone screen.
With Windows 10 we must proceed in a different way if we want to send content from our mobile device.
We start from the fact that the phone and the PC have already been paired, as I mentioned earlier when dealing with the issue related to audio devices, but now we have to take some additional actions.
Without leaving the configuration menu of the section dedicated to Bluetooth connectivity, you must enter “Send or receive files via Bluetooth“ and then select “Receive files”.
Now it’s time to select the files on your phone and share them with your PC: depending on the total size of the file or files to send, there may be a few seconds of delay. At the end of the process, Windows 10 will indicate the location of the files.
Sometimes activities that seem simpler need a series of concrete additional actions. Sharing a file via Bluetooth should not require more than a couple of actions, and listening to music with a Bluetooth headset should not require more actions than the simple fact of matching source device and target device.
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