Bluetooth Sound on Intel Edison

Note: regrettably the Intel Edison has been canceled by Intel, leaving the market to arguably inferior products.


Bluetooth speakers can easily be used with the Intel Edison to wirelessly play sound. Perhaps use your Edison to create your own homebrew SonosĀ®-like speaker system.

Setup Bluetooth sound on Intel Edison

opkg install alsa-utils kernel-module-snd-usb-audio bluez5 gstreamer pulseaudio

opkg install kernel-module-ftdi-sio

configure Linux Bluetooth audio

This process is generic to any Linux computer with Bluetooth, including the Intel Edison:

rfkill unblock bluetooth
bluetoothctl
power on
agent on
scan on

pair <id you find>
trust <id>
connect <id you paired with>

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