The Kaiser Chief, on Sep 21 2008, 00:41, said:
I'm about the buy a Parrot PMK5800 to pair with my Kaiser (HTC TyTnII). I've seen it listed as compatible and I'm assuming the Kaiser has A2DP (although I don't actually know
My question is: if my phone is playing music (e.g. with Media Player) and I'm synced up to the bluetooth receiver in the car, will the music automatically stream over or do I need to activate that function on the phone somehow? I've seen a program called BTMusic which would maybe be necessary but the beta expired at the beginning of this month so I guess it's useless.
Any ideas gratefully received.
The Kaiser definitely includes the A2DP profile, but A2DP on WM devices is not always that reliable, and some devices just won't pair correctly.
The way to go is to get the Parrot on the understanding that if it won't work, you can return it. Create the Bluetooth partnership and set it on the Kaiser as Wireless Stereo.
In theory, now whenever you turn BT on, and the Parrot is also on, it ought to pair automatically, and send all music via the BT channel. Some users have found it necessary to switch on the Kaisers BT before the other device is switched on, others have found the reverse.
A useful little utility is A2DP Toggle
from Teksoft. Scroll down the freeware page to find it. This is a small Today Screen plugin which handles A2DP switching once a partnership has been created. It can turn BT on/off as required, and also be set to launch a program (like a music player) when it's activated.