How to Install Bluetooth Module for PulseAudio in Linux

Ofcourse you need Bluetooth enabled Linux laptop/desktop along with and PulseAudio sound software, to stream audio from Android/iOS.

Step 1. Search PulseAudio Bluetooth Module

In Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint you can search the pulseaudio package:

apt-cache search pulseaudio | grep -i blue

in Fedora:

dnf search pulseaudio-module-bluetooth

in CentOS/Scientific Linux:

yum search pulseaudio-module-bluetooth

in SuSE/OpenSUSE:

zypper search pulseaudio-module-bluetooth

in Arch Linux/Manjaro:

pacman -Ss pulseaudio | grep -i blue

Step 2. Install the bluetooth module

## Debian/Ubuntu Linux ##
sudo apt install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
## CentOS/RHEL 8.x or Fedora Linux latest ##
sudo dnf install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
## SUSE/OpenSUSE Linux ##
sudo zypper in pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
## Arch Linux user ##
sudo pacman -Syu pulseaudio-bluetooth

Step 3. Configure Bluetooth Module

sudo nano /etc/pulse/system.pa

add the following configuration:

load-module module-bluetooth-policy
load-module module-bluetooth-discover

Step 4. Restart Bluetooth Service

Kill a running daemon on Linux

$ pulseaudio –kill

Start the daemon if it is not running

$ pulseaudio –start

Wagiman Wiryosukiro

Petani Sistem Informasi, tukang las plugin & themes Wordpress. Co-Founder SistemInformasi.biz. Saat ini aktif sebagai Developer & kontributor di OpenMandriva Linux.

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