1. Teddy Jenkins's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    Random question here but if you can help that would be great.

    I have Samsung S4 and want to stream music to my Bluray surround sound - can do this Via Wifi but the Wifi Receiver cost 80 - I would wire it to the modem but it will be messy and not look great.

    I have a Sony BDV E290 - I was wondering if its at all possible to get a Bluetooth usb adapter and do it over Bluetooth - only question is, Will this work?

    the Adapter is only 9.99 so a much better option for me.

    thanks
    08-16-2013 08:54 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hi Guys,

    Random question here but if you can help that would be great.

    I have Samsung S4 and want to stream music to my Bluray surround sound - can do this Via Wifi but the Wifi Receiver cost 80 - I would wire it to the modem but it will be messy and not look great.

    I have a Sony BDV E290 - I was wondering if its at all possible to get a Bluetooth usb adapter and do it over Bluetooth - only question is, Will this work?

    the Adapter is only 9.99 so a much better option for me.

    thanks
    You could try it. The only possible loss is the small amount of cash, and even then you still might be able to return it.
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    08-16-2013 08:57 AM
  3. Teddy Jenkins's Avatar
    That's true I could probably return without hassle - and its not very much - I just hate when you think you figured out how to do something get home all excited and....well no sound lol

    fingers crossed then eh?
    08-16-2013 09:01 AM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    That's true I could probably return without hassle - and its not very much - I just hate when you think you figured out how to do something get home all excited and....well no sound lol

    fingers crossed then eh?
    Lol...pretty much. I wouldn't let one USB bluetooth reciever stop you. Try another one if that doesn't work. If a second one doesn't then the whole idea is scraped. But perhaps an MHL adapter? I don't know if it will work with just sound, but I can connect my S2 to my TV. There are MHL to HDMI adapters on Shop Android.
    08-16-2013 09:05 AM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    If you mean an USB Bluetooth adapter, then your system doesn't seem to support that (according to the specs, it only supports USB Drive Mode, as in seeing the files stored in your phone, not using a Bluetooth driver for data and/or audio stream). But if your system has an AUX input and you're buying a Bluetooth audio receiver then yes, it should work. But with Bluetooth being so short range, you might want to spend a buck or two on an AUX cable instead, although you would lose mobility.
    08-16-2013 09:36 AM
  6. garublador's Avatar
    If you have an old Android phone my understanding is there's a way to use it as a media player like you're describing. I think it's a common use for an old phone so it should be easy enough to Google.
    08-16-2013 11:17 AM
  7. Teddy Jenkins's Avatar
    If you mean an USB Bluetooth adapter, then your system doesn't seem to support that (according to the specs, it only supports USB Drive Mode, as in seeing the files stored in your phone, not using a Bluetooth driver for data and/or audio stream). But if your system has an AUX input and you're buying a Bluetooth audio receiver then yes, it should work. But with Bluetooth being so short range, you might want to spend a buck or two on an AUX cable instead, although you would lose mobility.
    Well I have tried to connect my phone (Samsung s4) to the bluray player and it didn't recognise the phone at all. I asked at Sony and they said the usb input only picks up the basics such as files on a normal usb stuck like mp3 and photos.

    For some reason using an aux cable the sound quality is no where near as good.

    Hmm seems like I will have to stick with the wifi .

    my shiney new S4
    08-16-2013 11:29 AM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    That's because Android for some bizarre reason (OK, it has to do with memory allocation and efficiency, but still...) removed USB-Storage mode from the OS, thus removing support from devices that don't recognize MTP. Your system, I gather, only recognizes basic USB Storage, which your phone no longer has. If you're rooted, there are apps and hacks to bring it back though.
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    08-16-2013 05:16 PM
  9. o2bnclemson's Avatar
    There's a Bluetooth receiver made by BlackBerry that I use. It was approx $50, plugs right in to any existing stereo, and sounds great. I don't remember the name of it, but it's in the Android Central store and elsewhere. Works great.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk 2
    08-16-2013 06:15 PM
  10. Teddy Jenkins's Avatar
    That's because Android for some bizarre reason (OK, it has to do with memory allocation and efficiency, but still...) removed USB-Storage mode from the OS, thus removing support from devices that don't recognize MTP. Your system, I gather, only recognizes basic USB Storage, which your phone no longer has. If you're rooted, there are apps and hacks to bring it back though.
    What a bummer...

    my shiney new S4
    08-17-2013 08:26 PM

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