The audio output is not automatically routed to a Bluetooth audio device on a Windows Vista-based computer

When you connect a Bluetooth audio device to a Windows Vista-based computer, the audio output is not automatically routed to the Bluetooth audio device.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs because audio devices in Windows Vista do not dynamically switch when you add a new device, such as a Bluetooth audio device.

WORKAROUND

To work around this behavior, set the Bluetooth audio device as the default audio device in Windows Vista. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2. In Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound.
3. Under Sound, click Manage audio devices.
4. In the Sound box, click the Playback tab, select the Bluetooth device, click Set Default, and then click OK.
5. Restart all the multimedia programs that are currently running.

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The audio output is not automatically routed to a Bluetooth audio device on a Windows Vista-based computer

The audio output is not automatically routed to a Bluetooth audio device on a Windows Vista-based computer

Article ID : 933144
Last Review : April 24, 2007
Revision : 2.1

SYMPTOMS

When you connect a Bluetooth audio device to a Windows Vista-based computer, the audio output is not automatically routed to the Bluetooth audio device.

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CAUSE

This behavior occurs because audio devices in Windows Vista do not dynamically switch when you add a new device, such as a Bluetooth audio device.

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WORKAROUND

To work around this behavior, set the Bluetooth audio device as the default audio device in Windows Vista. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Click StartStart, and then click Control Panel.
2. In Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound.
3. Under Sound, click Manage audio devices.
4. In the Sound box, click the Playback tab, select the Bluetooth device, click Set Default, and then click OK.
5. Restart all the multimedia programs that are currently running.

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STATUS

This behavior is by design.

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Starter
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition

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