Configure Ubuntu 16.04 as Bluetooth A2DP Sink

This post shows steps configure Ubuntu 16.04 as Bluetooth A2DP Sink. When Ubuntu is acting as A2DP sink you will be able to Play Songs from mobile and listen on laptop/desktop speaker over Bluetooth.

Create a file as below,

vim /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf  
# This section contains options which are not specific to any
# particular interface
[General]
Enable=Source,Sink,Headset,Gateway,Control,Media
Disable=Socket

Install Blueman as,

sudo apt-get install blueman 
 $ sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth 

Start blueman manager as,

 $ blueman-manager 

You may see a window like below,

Start Bluetooth on your mobile and make it discoverable, now click “Search” icon in blueman-manager window, so you can see your mobile gets listed in blueman manager like below,

Click “Setup” and “Pair Devices” and Next, once the device is paired successfully, click “Connect”

Once the mobile is paired successfully to your laptop, just play songs on mobile and you should be able to listen those on your laptop.

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