Chromebook Bluetooth – How To Add A New Device

Chrome OS now supports Bluetooth, and just like any operating system, you can add new devices and set them up. This will be handy for those who want to set up their wireless headset or mouse. I am sure lots of new Samsung Chromebook owners will be doing this. So, here is how you can set this up.

Chromebook Bluetooth – How To Add A New Device

  1. Click the status area in the lower-right corner, where your account picture appears.
  2. Select your Bluetooth status in the menu that appears.
  3. If Bluetooth is disconnected, click chromebook  Chromebook Bluetooth   How To Add A New Device.
  4. Click Add device.
  5. Select the device you wish to add from the list of available Bluetooth devices and click Connect.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to connect your Bluetooth device.
    • If you’re connecting a mouse, no PIN is normally required. If you’re prompted for a PIN, enter the PIN for your mouse using your Chrome device’s keyboard.
    • If you’re connecting a keyboard, enter the randomly generated PIN on the keyboard you wish to pair and press Enter.

To connect to a device that is already added, click the device from the Add Bluetooth device popup menu and click Connect. You can click the bluetooth icon on the settings try to disable bluetooth. Devices paired to your Chromebook also should show up in this list.

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chromebook  Chromebook Bluetooth   How To Add A New Device

chromebook  Chromebook Bluetooth   How To Add A New Device

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  • Note that while Chrome OS supports bluetooth HID devices, i.e. mice and keyboards, it does NOT support audio devices such as headsets or speakers. You may get the device to pair, but you won’t get it to connect because the requisite profiles are not active.

    • thank you for the update :)

  • Do you happen to know when or if the Chromebook/Chrome OS will support Bluetooth audio devices? I just bought Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Mobile Speakers, and am disappointed that I cannot connect to my Chromebook. Would hate to send it back, if support is on its way!

    • The CB supports BT keyboards and mice. It works better with some brands than it does with others. I could not connect a Logitech mouse. I am told the Microsoft BT mouse works well with the CB. The CB will be able to connect to BT speakers soon. I am told that it will connect with the OS version 28. The recent OS update was v27, so the beta and dev channels should work. I am eagerly awaiting v28, presumably in six weeks.

  • I’m confused. I don’t see Bluetooth listed in the specs of the new Samsung Chromebook. Does this system have the necessary Bluetooth HW but not list it in their online specs? or, do we have to use a USB dongle to use the great new OS feature you describe?

    • Hi,

      these instructions are for devices that support Bluetooth.Sorry for the confusion.

  • Just purchased the Samsung Chromebook. Trying to connect my Jaybird JF3 Freedom bluetooth ear buds. No Luck. Not sure what the issue is. Any suggestions?

    • Hi Mark,
      Audio devices are not yet supported. I just paired a bluetooth mouse to my new Samsung ARM Chromebook today and it works great. But, for audio, I couldn’t even get my USB headset to work. it seems audio only works via the 3.5mm audio jack.

    • marc, the short answer is that you can’t get there from here… yet.

      Chrome OS bluetooth does not yet include profiles for audio. The issue is being worked in Chromium and there have been educated guesses that we’ll have the support in maybe six months, but per Google policy, there is no preannouncement of features before they are delivered.

      As of today, bluetooth HID profie is active, meaning that bluetooth keyboards, mice, touchpads etc. work, but audio and tethering profiles are not yet included in the OS.

  • I’m in the same boat s many people, and when I bought it I decided on the Samsung instead of the cheaper chromebook because I like to pair my bluetooth speaker, I was trying to leave the apple dominance y Have the Ipad 64 gig but if got full with my pictures and can not add another one, I thouhgt I had hit the right software and hardware with the samsung chrome but not beein abel to pair my speakers is great dissapointed, y end un paying more for somethin i can not use. Alejandro

  • I have a Samsung Chromebook. I purchased a Verbatim Bluetooth notebook mouse (model 96674) to use with the Chromebook. I tried to connect the mouse to the Chromebook. The Chromebook recognized the mouse, but it asked for a PIN. The mouse does not come with a PIN. There was no PIN indicated in the mouse’s manual or online. I tried connecting the mouse to my PC. It connected without a PIN. The Chromebook help says that a Bluetooth mouse will normally not require a PIN. How can I bypass the request for a PIN, or what can I enter as a PIN that the Chromebook will accept? I tried 0000 and 1111, etc. Thanks to anyone who can help.

    • I’m getting the same problem.

  • My bluetooth on my Samsung (i think) series 3 or 5 chromebook is driving me crazy! I can’t connect ANYTHING! I tried to connect my bluetooth headset, nope. The name of my device goes bold for a split second, then it goes back. If i do it from the settings tab, it says “connecting to FB-ASST-32″ (the name of my device), then it says “error in connecting to FB-ASST-32″. Is there any hack or patch or anything I can do??

    Thanks!

  • Chromebook wont accept my bluetooth speakers my cellphones do. theres no excuse for them to not upgrade this application to do so, further more there isnt that many applications written for Chromebook yet seeing it is to new same was with Windows Mac etc when thier operating systems were new.

  • I am a 61 yr old newbie. I have a new Samsung CB and just bought Onkyo LS3100 speaker system because of its BT capability and ease of set up. It works well with my Samsung Smart TV, but much like most on this post, I found that it would not play music through Chrome Play Music, after I took the time to figure out how to copy my ITunes music to the cloud. It’s 12/29/13, so my next move is to check and see what OS version I have, and then just wait.

    For you techies, if the CB Bluetooth never gets working for music, is an alternative to get an extended range BT adapter for my HP desktop to play my music through the Onkyo speakers (separate rooms). Note, I also have a Netgear 6300 router. Was the Onkyo system a mistake? I want speakers to work with both the TV and computer music/movies.

  • My chromebook still isn’t able to do Bluetooth audio years later. I’ve been a chromebook user since the Cr-48 first came out but I don’t think I’ll be buying another one. The glacial pace of adding core features like the software to be able to use BT audio (something that even cheap $20 disposable MP3 players have) over hardware they ALREADY HAVE is amazing. They said almost 2 years ago they were “working on it” and here it is 6-7 chrome releases later and NOTHING. Crickets chirping.

    Come on guys. I’m just done with ChromeOS. My next laptop will be Ubuntu.