Tagged: Bluetooth FMradio
- September 30, 2014 at 4:36 pm #810
The biggest disadvantage of my Moto G (which I love) is that you can’t use the FM radio app without plugging in a wired headphone: the cable acts as antenna. The latest update promises usability with a Bluetooth device. Hooray! I though this meant it would work with wireless Bluetooth headphones, but no, as far as I can see, you still need the cable. Huh? Am I missing something? What does this new Bluetooth capability add?
- October 10, 2014 at 12:23 am #831simonKeymaster
It does work with Bluetooth headset. Yes, you still need wired headset because it acts as the antenna.
On almost all smartphones, you need use the wired headset as FM radio antenna. Bluetooth headset cannot act as the antenna for the tuner.
You can also pair the radio with a Bluetooth speaker or sound system in the car.
- October 10, 2014 at 12:33 pm #833
Thanks, Simon, but I’m still baffled. I understand that the cable is needed as an antenna, but if you plug the other end into your headphones, there is no use in having a Bluetooth connection as well. But I’m not sure that you’d even have that possibility: simply plugging a jackplug into the phone’s headphone socket disconnects not just the internal speaker but Bluetooth transmission of the music player. Are you suggesting that with the updated radio player, plugging in a jackplug does NOT cut off Bluetooth transmission of the radio output, so that e.g. a car sound system can play the output of the Moto G’s radio tuner?
But then you have a weird situation: you would be playing the Moto G’s radio through your car’s sound system via Bluetooth, but you could only do this if you had a useless pair of headphones plugged into it as well. Or have I misunderstood?
What would be more useful would be if you could have a jackplug with a short length of wire to plug in as an antenna, but then transmit the radio’s output by Bluetooth.
- October 11, 2014 at 1:11 pm #835simonKeymaster
Hi David, yes, you can transfer the audio to Bluetooth speaker when the wired headset is inserted. You have 3 possible outputs: headset, phone speaker and Bluetooth speaker.
You may tap the icon in the top right to switch.
- October 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm #836
You’re right! And the cable is enough to act as antenna, as I hoped: no need to connect the other end to headphones. Thanks!
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