When you connect a Bluetooth audio device to a Windows Vista-based computer, the audio output is not automatically routed to the Bluetooth audio device.
This behavior occurs because audio devices in Windows Vista do not dynamically switch when you add a new device, such as a Bluetooth audio device.
To work around this behavior, set the Bluetooth audio device as the default audio device in Windows Vista. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
- In Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound.
- Under Sound, click Manage audio devices.
- In the Sound box, click the Playback tab, select the Bluetooth device, click Set Default, and then click OK.
- Restart all the multimedia programs that are currently running.
This behavior is by design.
Article ID: 933144 - Last Review: Apr 18, 2017 - Revision: 3