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Make a Bluetooth Speaker with Raspberry Pi with Bluetooth 4.0

I have tried to make a Bluetooth speaker with raspberry Pi three months ago. It was failed because of the old Bluetooth 2.0 USB device. It is too slow to get the smooth audio transferring.

Now I have a new Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle.

I checked the information from the terminal window.

The procedure of installation is same as the post I posted before.

The dongle I got is $2.99 each. Good price. After I tested it, I can say Good quality.



Try to make a Bluetooth Speaker with Raspberry Pi

I  have an old model Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Model B rev2, which I got five years ago. And I have a retired speakers. So I think, maybe I can make a bluetooth speaker system with this Pi.

I chaecked my inventory. Found two bluetooth USB dongles.  I think it is enough. After googling, I found this one.

Raspberry Pi Bluetooth+Airplay Audio Receiver combo

Go though the steps, I also read the comments of it. I did the following.

Step 1: Preparing the Pi

  • Download Raspbian image here. I download Raspbian Jessie Lite, the latest one for now.
  • Transfer image to sdcard using Win32 Disk Imager following instructions on
  • Insert sdcard and power up
  • Important! Expand file system to full 8GB capacity
  • Reboot
  • Login as user pi (password: raspberry). Please note that for the rest of this guide it is assumed that you are logged in as “pi”.
  • Update operating system and reboot:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y upgrade
sudo reboot

Step 2: Installation

This script is from the comment of adenbeckitt. He modified the original script which is not compatible with Raspbian Jessie.

pi@raspberrypi ~ $ cd ~
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ git clone
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ cd raspberry-pi-audio-receiver-install/
pi@raspberrypi ~/raspberry-pi-audio-receiver-install $ ./
Device name: RpiAudio

Step 3: Testing

From my cellphone, I can pair the Bluetooth dongle on my Raspberry Pi. Name of the device is RpiAudio, which I entered on installation.

The pin code is default 0000.

See attached screenshots

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