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This is the closest you can get, I think. Though latency could be a problem. You should enable USB tethering on the phone and connect to the computer that way for best results.
This is good. Getting youtube on the dash is the biggest feature they are missing. I can do it now on any car with android auto without restriction. It is kinda part of the reason I haven't turned in the volt and got a tesla. Gonna need FSD to sway me if I have to use a tablet or a phone for video instead of the dash.
I really wish they would just come up with an interface for a 3rd party to make an adapter that lets you share your phone screen to the dash with touch support. Solves all the problems.
Use this to stream the audio from your PC to your phone and bluetooth to the car's speakers:
[link] and has a free listening app: [link]
Worth a shot.
this is what you want, never tried it might self but it seems like it would work
>SoundWire lets you send any music or audio ("what you hear now") from your Windows or Linux PC to your Android mobile devices.
There's this app on Google Play Store that should explain how the Switch can solve the "chat audio plus game audio" problem: [link]
SoundWire basically turns your phone into a Bluetooth speaker/headset, although it requires a special server app running on the PC providing the sound to work - which, honestly, would be no problem at all for the Switch.
This was asked a while back, someone suggested [link]. It's neat - stream audio from server (PC/kodi) to android. Works well (if you have compression, otherwise I got hiccups).
Why not just get a chromecast and plug it into on of the HDMI Slots in your monitor/TV? No way that's less convenient than what you're doing now.
EDIT: Or just use this.
Sorta, I have a V10 and the only way I've found to do it so far is by streaming the audio with something like Soundwire. It only works up to 48khz though. The app is pretty buggy, and there's latency on the audio but I used it for a little while and it was okay.
Don't think there's a way to split the audio and video stream. You'd need something like these headphones that you plug in to your TV's audio jack.
This is a feature people have been asking for for years. Something like the Roku remote. Google hasn't listened.
Found this app that works with Window/Linux, but not Chromecast.
I assume you are talking about the entire pc's sound, not just music or whatnot.
if so, try SoundWire
shouldn't be too bad to setup, and this is probably the fastest solution, let me know!
If your phone and the car can both remote in at the same time, you could route the audio via your phone's bluetooth.
You could also just use an audio streamer app on your PC and that would be even better as no video overhead to your phone.
Audio streaming server for PC and free android app to listen: (randomly chosen, use something else if you have better)
I've not tried it myself, but SoundWire and AudioRelay claims that it can stream Windows audio to Android. It is over WiFi not BT though.
EDIT: It is not possible to do it via BT because Android Bluetooth Stack does not support it.
There's this app you could try
There are ways to stream audio over computer networks, and that includes wifi. A free option is:
So... hook up your PC to the DL1608's out, play the audio in your PC, stream over wifi to your android phone, and listen with your earbuds ;)
This seems similar to what you are talking about. It requires a PC to run a server though. [link] If you could run a cable from the headphone jack on the Switch to the mic on your PC that could push the Switch sound to your phone. If this can run in the background (which does not use bluetooth) while connecting to your phone using a bluetooth headset, it might solve the problem! Still a pain but it would alleviate wires on your person. Edit: You can also run a Raspberry Pi for the server. That might actually be a decent, but pricy, solution.
Not directly, no. But a server app casting sound from the source device over a data stream can allow an app on the phone to receive and play back the audio.
There's this app on Google Play Store that I think explains how they're going to solve the problem of having chat and game audio cast through the phone: [link]
It basically circumvents the usual problem of a phone not being able to receive audio through Bluetooth, by running a server app on the transmitting PC and receiving data over the bluetooth stream on the phone app. No reason why the Switch can't do the same thing.
Don't know if it's useful for your case scenario, but I mostly listen to offline music stored on my PC's HDDs. If I wanna listen to music from a different room I use SoundWire. It's an Android app that works with a Windows app. What they do is output sound from your computer into your cellphone. Plug your cellphone audio output to some decent speakers and your music collection can be heard throughout your place.
I have the same problem, for a "fix" I use my android phone or tablet to transfer the audio trough WiFi and use their headphone jack. I recommend this app for that process if you're interested: [link]
The SoundWire app might do what you need:
> SoundWire lets you stream any music or audio ("what you hear now") from your Windows or Linux PC to your Android mobile devices.
If your TV has Android, you could see if you could install SoundWire on it. I'm not sure if the TV play store restricts what you can install, but maybe it can be sideloaded.
I use it on my mobile device, streaming from my HTPC running Linux. It's nice for during the night so I can watch movies and not disturb people that are sleeping. Works really good for this purpose, as the app lets you adjust the latency, but I don't think you'd need to worry about that.
AFAIK, it only works with streaming audio from Linux to Android.
Maybe not what you're looking for, but I've got the rec-out from my receiver ran in to the line-in on my htpc. From there, I use SoundWire to send the phono audio to a spare tablet, via wifi, which then sends it on to a bluetooth amp I've got hooked up on the patio.
Which is pretty damn janky. But it works. I'm hoping you come up with a more elegant solution, here.
I mean, it might work using this to link your PC to phone via WiFi and then from the phone to speakers via bluetooth.
But if it doesn't, or if there is a big delay between pressing play on PC and hearing sound from speakers, VelociraptorLlama has the right idea here, just go get a cheap adapter and voila
If your AV source is a computer (HTPC), you could try a software solution:
Install the server side, install the client app. Then mute the main speakers and listen via your mobile phone w/ headphones.
I've only barely tried it a bit, but very neat so far. You have to play with buffer size, and without the (non-free) option for compression, you'll probably have to struggle with buffer size vs. latency. With compression and very small buffers, you get very small latency. Not quite synced up, but doable/watchable.
If you have main speakers on & this, the latency is too much; weird echo/etc. But if you just want to hear audio via headphones sometimes, it's a viable option.
For non-HTPC sources, I don't know of any smooth solution. I'd love it; just plug in headphones and it automatically switches over.
Bluetooth has a good lag on it, a bit more than I like. Plus it's a huge pain to keep connected all the time.
You could use wireless headphones. You need to manually mute the main speakers and keep the headphones charged.
You could use a wired plug w/ headphones. Probably very annoying.
> Is there a way to use a Nexus 5 as Bluetooth Dongle
> Is there a way to stream audio from my pc to my phone which will go to my beanie?
There's an app for that!
If you need a how to guide then here you go
You can use SoundWire to mirror all audio from your phone PC to your phone via WiFi. You'd have to set up the sever on your PC, start streaming your CD, then enable the streaming in the accompanying app. It's not Unified Remote, but it works (albeit with a fraction of a second of latency, just FYI).
I'm still not sure exactly what you are trying to do, you are not being very clear. You need to identify the parts involved. What do you mean by "original speakers"? What is the media and where is it being played from - the tablet or the computer?
If you want to use your computer as the source, you can use Soundwire. This runs software on your computer and an app on your tablet. The audio goes over wifi and plays from both the computer's speakers and the tablet simultaneously.
Computer software: [link]
Spotify is by far the easiest way!
But if you want to use other music, you could try soundwire:
..but over wifi.
Also, check out : [link]
Which lets you use your phone as a headset speaker.
It is possible that the bluetooth API only supports pairing with the android device as the master.
Sound wire does the job!
SoundWire seems to work. Install the app on your phone and the server on your computer.
I have been using SoundWire for that. It is pretty straightforward to set up.
I'm not sure about Bluetooth, but SoundWire will do it over WiFi.
Be better/easier to just by a bluetooth usb dongle though.
To tide you over for now.. soundwire works pretty well over wifi
SoundWire Appears to be able to do what you would like.
Soundwire worked pretty well when I tried it.
Apparently there are options. [link]
I actually had just messaged a dev about this earlier today. Its likely to come much later but they have other stuff that they are focusing heavily on.
That being said, there is a 3rd party solution that was posted in /r/GoogleCardboard and suggested by the same dev. It's called SoundWire. Windows Server, Android Client, and a YouTube setup video.
The solution I will be using though is a pair of Bluetooth Earbuds. Assuming you live in the US, Newegg has a pair for $10.99 today only here if you don't mind the Apple EarPods style buds.
Regarding RiftCat, as /u/billyalt has mentioned below, one could purchase this auxiliary extension and connect the Z4 headphones to the computer.
Another option would be to use something like this to connect to your computer to the built-in headset via bluetooth.
A third (and possibly not feasible) option would be to have an application such as this run on your Android phone and stream the audio in real time from the computer to your phone. This would most likely bog down your device, however.
Now, does anyone know of high quality headphone drivers and padding that can be used to improve the headset?
SoundWire does what you are looking for.
Seems like this is something that you are looking for -[link]
Wouldn't something like this quickly Googled app do the job?
Voice audio can come through the chat app. Game audio can be cast via bluetooth over a data stream, like this app does: [link]
This works. you may have to make some tweaks so audio delay and bitrate
Have you tried <strong>SoundWire</strong>?
Haven't tried it but this might be what you are looking for: [link]
Try this [link]
Passes all PC audio through to your phone via a network connection.
I recommend using using unified remote for a very simplified UI experience to control your computer. Regardless of media player the generic audio remote works.. Kind of like your keyboard shortcuts. There are fancy remotes with extras for just about any media player. Spotify's is great it has search, and pictures of the albums.
Servers Both require a server installed on your PC.
Unified Remote Server
Sound Wire Server
If Kodi is running on Windows and your mobile is android, then use SoundWire app for android.
I just know how to google: