I'm a recent RPi user.
Pi version - Pi 3, Model B
Bluetooth speakers - Philiphs BT64R

I've tested the speakers with other devices and the bluetooth pairing works fine. I've also tested my Pi with other devices and the pairing works fine too. Bizarrely, I can't get my Pi connected to the speakers.

Here's the trace:

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ bluetoothctl -a
[NEW] Controller B8:27:EB:6E:90:94 raspberrypi [default]
[NEW] Device F0:24:75:F0:7B:8C XXX's iPhone
[NEW] Device FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 PHILIPS BT64
Agent registered
[bluetooth]# info FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12
Device FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12
    Name: PHILIPS BT64
    Alias: PHILIPS BT64
    Class: 0x260404
    Icon: audio-card
    Paired: yes
    Trusted: yes
    Blocked: no
    Connected: no
    LegacyPairing: no
    UUID: Headset                   (00001108-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
    UUID: Audio Sink                (0000110b-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
    UUID: A/V Remote Control        (0000110e-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
    UUID: Handsfree                 (0000111e-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb)
[bluetooth]# pair FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12
Attempting to pair with FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12
Failed to pair: org.bluez.Error.AlreadyExists
[bluetooth]# connect FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12
Attempting to connect to FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12
[CHG] Device FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 Connected: yes
Failed to connect: org.bluez.Error.Failed
[CHG] Device FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 Connected: no
[CHG] Device FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 Connected: yes
[CHG] Device FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 Connected: no

I am not using Blueman. I tried it and then I couldn't connect to any device via bluetooth so I decided to try without it.



If you're connecting to an audio device, this could be happening for various reasons:

  • Pulseaudio is not running (use pulseaudio --start)
  • The appropriate module is not installed (use apt install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth)

See https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/258074/error-when-trying-to-connect-to-bluetooth-speaker-org-bluez-error-failed for more info


you need install pulseaudio and enable each time it by 'pulseaudio -D', then you can connect your bt.

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