Sound to Speaker / Bluetooth?

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Re: Sound to Speaker / Bluetooth?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:10 pm

It's not "route to speakers" but "route to speaker." This means the internal phone speaker. It could be that audio volume settings for the speaker are set very low? Waze is supposed to duck the currently playing audio. With "play to speaker" on, it will pause the music. That is how it is designed.

Prefer Bluetooth will appear if your phone and car/device have the bluetooth "phone" connection available.

Posting your hardware/software info is always helpful.
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Re: Sound to Speaker / Bluetooth?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:22 pm

DrGBH wrote:I have had a similar problem. I found that directions would play through the phone speaker when 'prefer bluetooth' was checked. However when I set both 'play sound to phone speaker' AND 'prefer bluetooth' OFF, the sound is routed to the bluetooth speaker. Odd!

Prefer BT only really means it will use the phone connection to the car stereo instead of bluetooth streaming. Prefer BT also means it will accept voice commands via BT headset/car connection.

With Speaker and prefer BT off, if your phone is paired with a streaming device, Waze will still use it. Not sure if that's because of the OS, hardware or Waze, but that's the way it works. Waze hasn't implemented, on iOS for example, the standard audio output selection mode that every other app in the world uses...
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Sound to Speaker / Bluetooth?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:32 am

Maybe it's a bug in Waze. Maybe it's hardware or rom-specific. It does work on ios even when bt streaming music. I'm not touting iOS, but saying that it would be expected to have parity on android.


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Re: Sound to Speaker / Bluetooth?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:19 pm

Girevikkb wrote:I would love to get the directions from the phone's speaker. I don't get them at all when it's connected to BT, regadless of how I configure the sound settings in Waze.

"Play sound to speaker" does nothing? Does Android keep a separate volume setting for phone speaker vs other output method?
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Re: Sound to Speaker / Bluetooth?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:07 pm

EricRFMA wrote:Just want to check one thing... you're citing iOS, but I have an Android phone... how might that effect you answers!

Aw, crap. :roll: Um, so a lot of it should apply, but I am not sure of the OS-level portion and how that affects it. I'm sorry, I knew that from your initial post, but somehow, went off on my tangent anyway. For example, I don't know why you wouldn't have the "prefer bluetooth" option in Sound settings.
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Re: Sound to Speaker / Bluetooth?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:14 pm

EricRFMA wrote:Thanks for your reply Alan!

Certainly! I drive a Fusion, so have figured out most of this, I think. There are issues with app/iOS which muddy the situation. Here's some info/tidbits, hopefully helpful stuffz:

1. iOS only allows the phone to output sound via one method at a time. Each output type (speaker, headphone, BT, dock) has its own volume setting iOS stores.
2. Make sure your phone and Sync and paired and that BT is enabled on both
3. Waze should have "Always output to speaker" and "Prefer bluetooth" options under Device/Prompts volume sliders. These two options are mutually exclusive. You cannot turn both on at the same time.
4. Waze's "device volume" doesn't update when another app changes the volume when Waze isn't running for the selected output method. Therefore, the speaker volume could be set very low or near zero and the device volume slider may not show that. The only way to adjust the audio up within Waze is to have Waze play a sound, such as activating voice commands, and while the sound is playing use the volume+ button to increase the volume.
5. When both "speaker" and "prefer BT" are off, Waze will use whatever output was last used, or whatever output is currently in use by another audio-outputting app like Music, Pandora, etc. In this mode, iOS will fade the other audio app output and allow Waze to overlay the other audio program. This will happen even if the other app is outputting to the speaker.
6. When "speaker" output is selected, iOS will force any app currently playing audio to stop playback and then play the Waze sound outputs. This will happen even if the other app is using the speaker.
7. When the iPhone is outputting audio/music to Sync, this is almost always via bluetooth streaming, but could be via the dock connector.
8. Dock connector, Waze, and iOS do not play well at all together. Long-term user Shorty-CM from BC, Canada, has been diligent in documenting issues with each beta release of the app.
9. "Prefer bluetooth" will send Waze sounds through the bluetooth "headset" mode (whatever that's called, I forget), which will make Sync see this as an incoming call, which will interrupt whatever audio is currently playing on the car stereo. This option also allows giving voice commands to Waze via a bluetooth headset or Sync.
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Re: Sound to Speaker / Bluetooth?

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:00 pm

Eric, speaker is the phone speaker. Otherwise, waze will use BT streaming (Sync phrase). If "Prefer BT" is selected, then it will use the BT phone style connection and interrupt any playing audio on the car stereo just like a phone call does.
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