Bluetooth support in Android
BT does not work on Android.
This is absolutely essential to our Business' use of Teams.
Anthony Runstedler commented
Hurry up and fix this please, it would be nice to use a bluetooth speaker for my group meetings so everyone can hear.
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.... And that worked super briefly.
Not working anymore even with the "Location" permissions
Works! I figured it out!
I remembered that for Bluetooth, Android was requiring "location" permissions for several apps. Once enabled in the Android app my Bluetooth headphones are detected and working!!
- Navigate to "Teams" Android app in your launcher drawer
- Long press
- Drag/press to/the "information" icon (a circle with an "i" in it)
- Navigate to "Permissions"
- Enable "Location"
How are you supposed to use a video conferencing tool without headphone support?!
I am saying"headphone support" rather than "bluetooth" since many phones today ship without a headphone port making this the defacto method of using headphones!!
Matt Doughty commented
Honestly, it mind blowing that bluetooth support isn't there at all.
Nick Wright commented
Add one more to the chorus of people asking how a company as large as Microsoft possibly thought that it was ok to ship an enterprise conference app without bluetooth support. Because no one ever takes meetings from the car or anything...
I'd been an evangelist for this in my department, because I found it infinitely better than Webex on the desktop. This, however, is a major issue, and I can't support us shifting to this product until it's fixed.
Adam Richards commented
Definitely still an issue. It switches to bluetooth, but the audio on the other end is garbled and unusable. Pixel 3, Plantronics PLT.
Adam Scotch commented
Hello? Has there been a response on this issue? Not having BT in Teams is a major problem. Using my speaker is not an option.
Pavel Franc commented
Frustrating indeed. My bluetooth headphones work with Skype, music player, phone calls... just not with Teams. Android 8, LG V30.
Greg Vandever commented
BT doesn't work all the time on voice or video calls. Only works when it wants.
Definitely need bluetooth support working on the Android App.. Don't even have speaker support...
Josh Barron commented
Not working again in March 2019 - Android v8, Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Jeff Burns commented
Not sure what happened, but Bluetooth is not working again in March 2019...
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Mind boggling that this is an open item for over a year in a conferencing app.
Vincent Colombo commented
I had Bluetooth show up as an option in Teams once. Not sure why. I can't believe this isn't working.
Jeremy Gray commented
Seems like this worked for a while but my nose headphones quit working a week or 2 ago
Tried today on pixel 2. Does not see BT. Need this very much to be able to use in car or on the go