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Bluetooth to unrelated speaker

2018-08-05, 14:49 PM

I have a Como Duetto that I would like to use for the audio (at least the music) of the Smart Display. I've done this easily with the Echo system. But I cannot figure out how to pair it with the Smart Display. I got these directions from another website. But when I get to #6 I do not even see an option for "Pair Bluetooth Speaker."  I do not have any other Google Home devices, other than the app on my Nexus 5 phone. I would appreciate any tips. Thanks.

 

1. Place Your Bluetooth speaker in pairing mode. This will depend on the speaker you have. but in most cases involves pressing and holding a button indicated with the Bluetooth logo.

2. Open the Google Home app on your smartphone or tablet, and Select Devices by pressing the icon in the upper right corner.

3. Select the Google Home device with which you'd like to pair the Bluetooth speaker.

4. Press the three little dots to the upper right of the Google Home card. You should see three items: Settings, Guest Mode and Reboot. Select Settings.

5. Scroll down the page, and under Sound Settings, select Default Speaker (Choose a speaker)

6. Press "Pair Bluetooth speaker."

7. Your Google Home will then search for Bluetooth speakers. The ones it finds will appear in a list.

8. Choose the speaker you want to pair with your Google Home.

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Re: Bluetooth to unrelated speaker

2018-08-06, 18:27 PM

Hi ,

 

welcome to the community,

 

Have you tried enabling "Paired Bluetooth devices"

 

in Google Home app, select Smart Display settings and scroll down to "Device Settings" and there you will find that option.




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Re: Bluetooth to unrelated speaker

2018-08-06, 19:39 PM

Hi there. Yes I've tried that & it tells me to go to my phone or tablet.

 

I'm editing this reply because I sent an email to the support team at Como Audio (who are awesome btw). He's taken a look at the specs for me & he thinks the Smart Display may only recieve bluetooth, not send. And since there's no aux out slot I can't hook them us directly obviously. Thanks for trying help though.

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Re: Bluetooth to unrelated speaker

2018-08-08, 19:56 PM

I would definitely like this feature as well (the ability to SEND music to a bluetooth speaker).  This works on regular Google Home and Home Mini, but is not enabled on the Smart Display.

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2018-08-09, 12:18 PM

Currently, the function to output audio is not available.

 

A workaround is to use the cast function on the Lenovo Smart Display to cast audio to external Bluetooth devices.

 

https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6279392?hl=en




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2018-08-09, 13:08 PM

Thanks Miguel.  However, that workaround (which i'm not even finding as an option on the Smart Display) only allows you to cast to external cast-ready devices (like chromecast and chromecast audio), not to output to a bluetooth speaker.  Just wanted to clarify that.

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Re: Bluetooth to unrelated speaker

2018-08-09, 13:33 PM

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Yes, apologies for leaving that detail out.

 

Yes currently only cast enabled receiving devices. How are you enjoying your display?




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2018-08-09, 14:01 PM

I really like it, just missing a few items i'd like to see (that are captured in the Feature Request thread).  But it is a slick device, and the screen is top notch.

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2018-09-16, 15:22 PM

Under default speaker there is no option for "Pair Bluetooth device" What am I doing wrong? This is not a "solved solution" it is a "defect: in the product relative to other google home devices.

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2018-09-16, 15:30 PM

Disapointed to see they left software upto hardware vendors. Wish google just kept control of the software themselves. If this devices is going to be sucessful it seems a critical flaw.

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2018-10-26, 21:39 PM

Completely agree Thomas.   It's just mind boggling that a device this expensive, that's intended for media consumption, would not allow you to pair Bluetooth speakers especially considering how lackluster the built in speaker is.  Very disapointing.

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2018-11-18, 20:50 PM

This item is going back.  The video looks nice but its not portable, doesnt allow connecting external headsets and to be honest any tablet would be a better buy.   If they could make this device without needing a phone or tablet it might be worth it. 

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2018-12-13, 21:13 PM

This is not a solution. The lenovo smart display cannot control the volume with the google Chromecast Audio. Lenovo needs to add the ability to broadcast bluetooth

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Re: Bluetooth to unrelated speaker

2018-12-18, 19:37 PM

Hi,

 

Is the bluetooth limitation a hardware or software one?  Is it physically impossible for the smart display to output audio to a bluetooth speaker or could it be added with a software update?  

 

Your help is appreciated!

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2018-12-25, 9:49 AM

Presuming there is no update on Bluetooth transmitting to speakers or headphones ?

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2018-12-25, 15:34 PM

I wish someone would answer this question! It seems like a reasonable one. And not everyone is familiar enough with how things work to be able to intuit the answer. Thanks for asking it. Maybe someday someone will actually answer it.

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2018-12-30, 20:02 PM

Also want an update on this as I have a very nice Bluetooth speaker that is much better for playing music on however I cannot use it since Lenovo disables this feature.

 

A friend has the Google Home dispkayanf than can play music via Bluetooth .

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Re: Bluetooth to unrelated speaker

2019-01-01, 15:57 PM

It appears this limitation is software based because the Smart Display does have Bluetooth. 

 

Can you confirm?

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Re: Bluetooth to unrelated speaker

2019-01-09, 10:50 AM

This should NOT be marked as Solved!  @Lenovo, are you planning on adding Bluetooth Audio output support to the Smart Display or not?  Streaming to another Chromecast or Google device is not what your customers here want.  They NEED the speaker to allow for audio output to a Bluetooth audio device - the same as the Google Home Hub display!  


Seems you're going to have several returns from this thread alone if this is a feature you can't or won't support.

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Bluetooth Connectivity - SmartDisplay 10"

2019-01-28, 16:55 PM

I just got the 10" SmartDisplay. Was super excited. Plugged it in, and tryied to pair my bluetooth speakers (SB300) and to my woes, it can't be done. I went to the msg boards and it seems that OUTPUT to bluetooth audio is disabled (?WHY , and can this feature be added??? ).

 

My question is this, can I do a workaround? 

 

If I get a Google Mini and set the music output on the mini to my Bluetooth speakers, can I then add my SmartDisplay to the music group that with the google mini and have the output come from bluetooth speakers (and the SmartDisplay), has anyone done that? Does it work? 

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Lenovo Smart Display and External Bluetooth Speaker

2019-02-12, 5:43 AM

I really love the Lenovo Smart display but it is very unfortunate I cannot connect it to any external Bluetooth speakers for audio. Any chance this could happen with a software update? The option to pair with a Bluetooth speaker is missing entirely. 

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