Wednesday , June 6 2018

A2DP added in ChromeOS Developer Channel


When I first got my Chromebook I was very disappointed that it didn’t have bluetooth.  I use my stereo bluetooth (A2DP) headphones quite a bit to listen to music so the lack of bluetooth was an annoyance, albeit a minor one.  Just as Android didn’t have A2DP in the first iterations of the OS neither has ChromeOS.  

Well, that is now changing.  

François Beaufort, Chromium Evangelist, posted on Google+ that “Experimental support for Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile aka A2DP has been added in Chrome OS Dev“.  He suggests that if you have A2DP bluetooth headphones/speakers you test it out and report any bugs you may encounter.

Now all I need is a Chromebook with bluetooth.  The Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook does not have the necessary bluetooth hardware, but the Samsung Series 3 is Bluetooth 3.0 compatible.

Source: François Beaufort Google+.

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  1. Michael Reville

    That is excellent news! How long do these features usually take to reach stable? How much data would it take to switch to dev channel?

    • from what I’ve read, assuming no major bugs that need extra time squashing, it seems most of these only take a few weeks to arrive at the stable channel

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