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Does anyone else have a problem using wifi and bluetooth at the same time?

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I'm currently using the google play music 90 day trial that came free with the Chromecast. I have quite enjoyed using it and like the mood settings which play a radio station based on what mood you ar…
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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
I'm currently using the google play music 90 day trial that came free with the Chromecast. I have quite enjoyed using it and like the mood settings which play a radio station based on what mood you are in etc.

Anyway when I play it and cast to the chromecast, it works perfectly and never stutters. If I play it straight on the nexus 7 again it works perfectly. However we have bought a big bluetooth speaker so that we could play music in the other room. When I use this with the nexus 7 it keeps pausing mid song to buffer.

If I download albums to the Nexus then it plays perfectly, but I can't do this for the 'radio' type lists that it makes for mood etc.

It isn't just Google play - the same happens with playing from Amazon and even playing from my NAS.

Our internet connection is 50mbit with Virgin but I think that is irrelevant given that the same problem occurs when playing media from the NAS on my local network.

The wired network in the house is all gigabit.

The wireless in the house is wireless-n.

The nexus always has bluetooth enabled and downloads files etc fast enough.

I'm going to do some more testing - will try using a 3.4mm jack lead to connect (would rather not on a permanent basis) - I will also try using different devices instead of the nexus 7 - Just wondered if anyone else had experienced similar and found out any solutions?
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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
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I had a pair of bluetooth headphones & when I connected them to my iPad,I could no longer watch iPlayer etc because it kept buffering/stopping
#2
I use a chromecast but only for video, got dedicated Logitech BT adapter plugged into the amp for music with a Z1 compact connected via BT, streaming over Wi-Fi from spotify and it doesn't buffer or lag. also on virgin fibre. might be an option to try this type of setup if no one else has a solution
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sorry re-read your post and I missed the point there re chromecast and your BT speaker, ignore me :-)
#4
Could be the router that's getting annoyed with the Bluetooth. Wifi N can be 2.4GHz or 5GHz so it's possible you're linked both to 2.4GHz. Play locally stored music on the Nexus to the Bluetooth speaker and then do an internet speed check to see if it affects your bandwidth and ping between you and the router.
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kester76
Could be the router that's getting annoyed with the Bluetooth. Wifi N can be 2.4GHz or 5GHz so it's possible you're linked both to 2.4GHz. Play locally stored music on the Nexus to the Bluetooth speaker and then do an internet speed check to see if it affects your bandwidth and ping between you and the router.

I've read up a bit based on that - looks like Bluetooth uses 2.4Ghz and the Nexus 7 2012 only uses 2.4Ghz when it connects. So they are probably interfering :(

Doesn't look like I can do much about it so will go down the route of plugging the Bluetooth speaker in via 3.5mm jacks. I've got a dock for the nexus 7 - so it will work well with that and the dock is next to the speaker. The only reason for wanting it bluetooth was that I like to sit down on the sofa to use it rather than stand next to it trying to use it.
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nbuuifx
kester76
Could be the router that's getting annoyed with the Bluetooth. Wifi N can be 2.4GHz or 5GHz so it's possible you're linked both to 2.4GHz. Play locally stored music on the Nexus to the Bluetooth speaker and then do an internet speed check to see if it affects your bandwidth and ping between you and the router.

I've read up a bit based on that - looks like Bluetooth uses 2.4Ghz and the Nexus 7 2012 only uses 2.4Ghz when it connects. So they are probably interfering :(

Doesn't look like I can do much about it so will go down the route of plugging the Bluetooth speaker in via 3.5mm jacks. I've got a dock for the nexus 7 - so it will work well with that and the dock is next to the speaker. The only reason for wanting it bluetooth was that I like to sit down on the sofa to use it rather than stand next to it trying to use it.

I use this which has WIFI + Ethernet Airplay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sony-RDP-X280iP-Bluetooth-Wireless-Docking-System-for-appIe-Iphone-4S-Ipad-2-/141525737775?pt=UK_MP3_Player_Accessories_AudioDocks_Speakers&hash=item20f397612f
As for connecting to an Airplay device from Android I've not really looked into it. Most of my stuff comes right from the busted ipod touch in the dock but I have used airfoil from windows.

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