Uses Of Bluetooth Other Than Wireless Audio


Bluetooth is a technology that enables the user to create a wireless connection between two devices. It is most commonly used to transfer audio/video files from one device to another, or to enable wireless audio transfer in a convenient way. There are various other usages of Bluetooth which are sure to leave users spellbound.



Bluetooth tethering is a famous usage of the Bluetooth technology. Tethering is a process of sharing the mobile data or Wi-Fi connection of your smartphone with your desktop PC or laptop. Most commonly, this is done using Wi-Fi (for laptops) or a cable connection (for desktops), but there is also an option for Bluetooth connection in the same menu.

Multiplayer Games


Much to the convenience and joy of smartphone and Bluetooth-enabled phone users, the technology can also be used by two different people to play multiplayer games using Bluetooth, provided that both phones have the required specifications. App stores are full of multiplayer games to be played over a Bluetooth connection. It is quite fun to go one-on-one against your best friend while in person. The Bluetooth enables two different smartphones to connect wirelessly so that the users can enjoy whilst playing a game.

Connect Different Devices

As Bluetooth’s main purpose is to create a wireless connection between two devices, there are many devices that can be connected using Bluetooth. Some of the devices are listed below.

Mouse: There are many types of mouse that will easily connect with PC, tablet and even any smartphone using Bluetooth.

Keyboard: Bluetooth keyboards are also available for wireless connection with the PC, tablet and smartphone. They are a good solution for people wishing to use a full keyboard whilst using phones.

Printers: Many printers also come with Bluetooth connection to wirelessly print documents when one is near the printer.

Bluetooth Gamepads: Bluetooth gamepads, like PlayStation controllers, use Bluetooth connection to connect with the console. This also enables them to connect directly with other Bluetooth-enabled devices like a PC, tablet or a smartphone to play supported games.

Home Security

Many smart home security gadgets come with Bluetooth support to control them wirelessly. For example, you can use your smartphone as a key to lock or unlock your doors without the need for a key of any kind. Some alarm systems also come with Bluetooth integration.

Bluetooth in Cars

Bluetooth and cars go very well together and making hands-free calls is one of the many things one can do, which include listening to smartphone music from car speakers, narrating and listening to text messages aloud, and tethering a smartphone with a car’s navigation system to get live updates using mobile data.

Thus, even though Bluetooth is an old technology, it has various uses which will make sure that it stays at the top of the line for a while and remains popular with smartphone users around the world.

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by techtalks @TechTalks June 20, 2016 12:26 PM UTC


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