I'm trying to find a way to stream audio from my Samsung Galaxy S3 to my Windows 8 Laptop using bluetooth. The devices are paired, but I cannot find a way to stream music. Is it even possible?
On my computers (both windows 7 and windows 8 and Galaxy S3) it's done the same way:
- Turn on Bluetooth on both devices
- Pair devices
- Allow Windows to install all sorts of drivers for the phone
- Connect devices via Bluetooth (you can do it on both S3 and Windows). I can't remember what exactly was it on windows 8, but Windows 7 has a nice button "Connect" with description next to it saying "Listen to audio from your phone through this computer's speakers".
- Small window pops up on which I can control the audio (Stop, Play, next, previous) with name of my S3 in bar on top.
I remember that Windows 8 has almost the same process, but all I have on me right now is Windows 7. Honestly saying here that I don't know if for windows 8.1 it works the same. But I assume. It's part of the Bluetooth functionality of the Windows, looks like. My Laptop is Dell Latitude E6400 (oldie but goodie), with Dell drivers for Bluetooth. No additional software was ever needed.
Had the same problem here, my PC wouldn't play audio streamed by my Android 5.0 phone. I've reinstalled Bluetooth drivers on my PC and it worked like magic