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I just got a new bluetooth speaker, an Urbanears Stammen (concrete grey)

I can connect to it from my phone, using Bluetooth, and play back sound no problem. But I can't get my Windows 10 laptop (Dell XPS 15) to use it as a playback device.

I can connect and pair to it no problem, as you see in the screenshot below

bluetooth

It also shows up under bluetooth in the device manager. It's not listed under "Audio inputs and outputs", which I thought it should be, but I can see it under "Sound, video and game controllers".

device manager

But I can't select it as a playback device :(

speaker

I found this relevant superuser question: Windows 10 computer paired w/ bluetooth speaker, but doesn't send music to speaker

And I tried the suggested steps listed there, but nothing helped :(

Any further ideas I could try?

  • Try removing the Dell Bluetooth drivers. – Daniel B Dec 1 '18 at 13:32
  • You mean to uninstall the Dell Bluetooth device from the device manager? Tried that - no luck :( – Tobbe Dec 1 '18 at 13:54
  • No, you’ll most likely have to uninstall it from “Add or remove programs”, then let Windows install the default driver. It’s a long shot anyway, but in the early days of Bluetooth on PCs, the drivers varied widely in functionality and stability. – Daniel B Dec 1 '18 at 14:20
  • Tried that. Windows automatically reinstalled the same Dell drivers again – Tobbe Dec 1 '18 at 20:35

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