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Connecting to Bluetooth (for v3 models)

If you have a v3 model, then you will have the option to set the BLUETOOTH_ENABLE field in the options server.

If you do not see the BLUETOOTH_ENABLE option in the options server, your Time Machine software does not currently support Bluetooth. You can update to the bluetooth-capable version by downloading and flashing the new image or ordering a pre-flashed SD card.

To connect to your Bluetooth Device, you will need to need to:

  • Visit the options server and ensure that PULSEAUDIO_ENABLE is true. 

  • Set BLUETOOTH_ENABLE to true.

  • Click on the Bluetooth Settings Button.

  • Scan for local Bluetooth devices. 

  • Choose the device that you would like to connect to and click "Connect Bluetooth Device".

  • Return to the main options page

  • Save values, and refresh page

  • Set the Audio sink to the connected Bluetooth device.

  • Save values again.​

NOTE: Bluetooth is tricky!!! It will not connect to a device which is already connected to something else. There could be a number of reasons that it does not work for you. Please let me know if you succeed in connecting a device which is not already in our list of known compatible Bluetooth devices.

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