Can I stream audio from Android to Windows through Bluetooth? If yes, how?
In case someone's coming from a Windows 10 without this feature, I managed to add it by installing Toshiba's Bluetooth Link, for example, from here: http://files.ecp.toshiba.com/2016/08/19/2123/59/tcp0000200a.exe
I was also frustrated by windows 8 (64bit) with this as well. After upgrading from win-7 64bit to win-8 64bit, I was a little miffed to discover that I could no longer connect via Bluetooth to my windows machine and play what was on the phone.
I tried using the software for win-7 from the adapter manufacturer - no good.
So I bought a MediaLink BT (version 4.0) adapter. The device instructions say to NOT use the CD, that win-8 will install the necessary drivers. --- Drivers installed, BT adapter found and installed, but audio streaming from my phone Still didn't work.
So I tried to let the "autorun" feature of the cd install drivers, but win-8 stopped this saying it was "buggy".
So I "explored" the CD and went to the Vista_Win7>Win64 directory and ran inst.exe. This installed all of the manufacturers BT stack.
Now when I connect my HTC Vivid (ICS) through Bluetooth to my computer, a "remote control" for my phones media player pops up on the pc desktop and allows me to start the player.
This solved my audio streaming from Android to win-8 64bit problem for $14.99... woot!
Yes you can, I just did it. I've Android 4.4.2 and WinXP.
- Enable BT on both devices;
- Make sure under Windows 'BT Configuration -> Local Services' you have 'Headset' service set to 'Automatic startup';
- Connect the devices (using pass-phrase if required);
- Check on Android that 'Media audio' is enabled for the connected PC.
Play some music, enjoy!