04-28-2012 01:06 PM
I can not get OS X to send audio to the adapter from my MacBook. The adapter paired to my MacBook with no problems, and the MacBook will say it is connected to the adapter, but the LED on the adapter either stays solid red or if I hit 'connect' it flashes green continuously and never fully connects to the MacBook.
All audio settings in OS X are correct, everything is set to use Bluetooth audio. When the MacBook does say its connected (even though the adapter LED says its not) when I try to play audio, about 5 seconds later an error message pops up saying there was a Bluetooth error.
I did get it to connect one time, I'm not sure how I did it but it did connect. I disconnected it to see if I figured it out and could get it to connect again and have had no luck.
Does anyone know how to solve this issue?
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05-03-2012 10:04 AM
You may want to check the Bluetooth protocol that is installed on your Mac. The Wireless Speaker Adapter for Bluetooth® makes use of A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile for Bluetooth) you should be able to update your Bluetooth if needed. When you had it briefly connected, did you have audio?
Red - Not connected
Green rapid - Pairing Mode/Discoverable
Green solid - Connected to BT device
05-10-2012 04:56 PM
I eventually figured out that in OS X, you need to go to Bluetooth Preferences then in the options for the Logitech adapter click both "Use as Audio Device" and "Update Services" for the MacBook and adapter to connect to each other. After that it works perfectly.
Its annoying to have to do this every time I want to connect, seeing as how my BlackBerry Bold 9930 connects to the adapter the second I turn on Bluetooth on the phone, but it appears to be the only way to make the MacBook and Logitech adapter communicate with each other.
12-30-2012 06:36 AM
Hello there, I have also problems connecting with my macbook. It is like you decribed it, it shortly connects and I have audio, then it disconnects. I tried several times and was prompted to restart my computer sometimes as well... any idea what´s wrong?
02-16-2013 10:59 PM
Now I have problems connecting to it too, it worked for about a month.. but now on the mac it saids that it is connected, for a short period of time, than automaticaly disconnects. The logitech adapter led light don't turn green.
I've tried restarting the adapter, removed it from the bluetooth list and add it again, than with update services option and nothing seems to work.
It is still working on my laptop PC but not on the iMac with MacOSX 10.7.5 .
06-04-2013 06:36 PM
To be a bit more specific about connecting to those of you using a Powerbook, pressing the connect button on top of the unit seeks out a Bluetooth receiver like your computer. Open the System Preferences under the Apple menu. Select the Bluetooth item under NetworK and Wireless things. Make certain the item is checked as "On" and "Discoverable" is also checked. The system should attempt to auto-detect and pair to the unit, but that's not the last of it. (If it doesn't auto-pair, then click + at the bottom of the device list to activate the detection mode.) Once the units have "paired," go under the list of devices with the unit selected and click the options button (It looks like a gear). When you click the "gear" and a pop-menu appears, select "Use as Audio Device." If it doesn't just start working, as mine did, then push the connect button on the unit. It may have stopped trying to connect and powered down.
Don't expect digital quality sound by any means and I really had to crank my Onkyo amp way up to get a decent volume. However, when I use anything from iTunes, I use the Equalizer (Window menu or Command-Option 2) and boost the output. Also nice is that I can simply use the mute button on the Mac keyboard and silence everything when needed for conversation or a call without ever moving. The volume controls on the keyboard also can raise or lower the volume. I just set the volume on the receiver to one point and use the Mac Keyboard for adjustments.
Once the unit was paired, I simply turned off Bluetooth, the device went into standby mode, and my speakers on the Mac took over. When I want to use the stereo, I just go to System Preferences, turn Bluetooth back on, click the gear icon and allow the computer to use the unit as an audio device, and it automatically takes the unit out of standby mose and connects. Surprisingly simple and something I've wanted for myself for a long time and could never find anything (for a reasonable price). Not that I still don't feel that even the $40 bucks it cost is a justifyable pricepoint for what is does. It ain't ALL that, but it's nice to have the sound from my computer not blasting in my face all the time. I suppose for that factor alone, it might have been worth the cost.