By now, you’ve probably heard that Google’s upcoming Bluetooth controller will work with Android devices.
If you haven’t heard, it’s Google’s first foray into a Bluetooth controller, but it’s also the first Bluetooth controller to feature an IR blaster, meaning you can pair up with it without having to go into your phone to check it out.
But there’s a catch.
The controller won’t be compatible with all Bluetooth headsets, and some of them won’t work at all.
So how do you get your hands on a Bluetooth headset that’ll work with your Android phone?
In this episode, we’ll find out.
The official Google site has an FAQ on how to get a Bluetooth-enabled Bluetooth controller.
You’ll need a Bluetooth adapter and some Android software, which includes the Android Bluetooth developer tools.
To get started, open up your Android device and head to Settings.
Under the Bluetooth tab, look for “Bluetooth Controller”.
Then click the “Play Bluetooth” button to see a list of supported Bluetooth headsets.
If there’s no list, you’ll need to scroll down and select a Bluetooth device that’s compatible with Android.
If you have a Nexus device, you can go to Settings -> About phone -> Bluetooth Controller and tap the “Choose your Bluetooth controller” link to get started.
Then you’ll be taken to a page that looks like this:The device you select here will show up as a Bluetooth Controller.
Tap the button next to it to pair it up.
If the controller doesn’t have an IR Blaster, the app will ask you for a pin number.
The app will then start to display a list with your Bluetooth device, and you’ll then be able to pair the device up.
Now that the Bluetooth controller has been paired, you should see a “Play” button next the controller.
If it doesn’t work, tap the button again to see if it does.
If so, tap that same button to start pairing it up with the device.
It’s important to note that it takes some time for the controller to start playing.
If that happens, just tap the play button again and it should work.
You can tap the IR blaster button to turn it off, but we recommend that you wait until after you’ve paired the controller with your phone.
You might want to turn off the IR Blaster if you’re in an area where it’s not available.
After a couple of days, you might be able see some progress on the controller, and then it will show a blue LED when the controller is paired with your device.
You should be able access your phone’s screen and see a message on your phone saying the controller has paired successfully.
If everything works out, you’re all set!