PulseAudio Gains A Native Bluetooth Headset Backend

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 31 October 2014 at 08:42 AM EDT. 7 Comments
PulseAudio now has a native headset backend for dealing with Bluetooth headsets.

Wim Tayman added a native Bluetooth HSP headset backend to PulseAudio. This backend allows PulseAudio to output audio to a headset supporting the HSP profile. HSP is short for the Headset Profile and is the most commonly used profile for Bluetooth headsets and mobile phones. Those wishing to learn more about Bluetooth HSP can visit Bluetooth.org.

The backend is now in Git and will be found with PulseAudio 6.0, which will hopefully be due out soon given that PulseAudio 5.0 is now eight months old.
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