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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by JoanneF, Jan 16, 2021.


  1. JoanneF

    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    Hi. Can I start by saying I'm not very tech minded so if anyone can help with an answer, can you please reply as if I was a three year old whose first language isn't English?

    I bought Mr F Bluetooth headphones for Christmas. I have successfully linked them to his android phone (for radio) and ancient ipod. The ancient ipod, for some reason, doesn't connect to our WiFi so can't get any new music.

    We have a slightly less ancient ipad. It does link to WiFi so it can get new music. It can't seem to ”see” the Bluetooth headphones to pair with them though (I unpaired the other devices as I believe the headphones can only pair with two things at once). And it is a bit unwieldy anyway if he wants to use the headphones while out. The ipad is successfully paired with our Bluetooth speakers and both phones for when we are away from home and need to use mobile data for internet.

    So, he has an android phone - I found an Apple app that allows him to listen to his music through the headphones with that. Thought I was pretty smart. But after the free trial, it will want £9.99 a month - to listen to the music he has already bought and paid for, either from iTunes or from CDs that I successfully uploaded years ago.

    Can anyone either recommend an app for listening to iTunes that isn't going to as him to pay to listen to his own music, or any other solutions? He has Amazon music on subscription but that seems to only work on one device (Alexa) and we don't want another subscription.

    Thank you in anticipation.
     
  2. MollySmith

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    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    That looks like something to check out, thank you x
     
  4. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    I’m not sure how Amazon play works as we don’t have it, any music that I’ve downloaded from Amazon as a purchase happily plays on the iPad or androids or via wifi onto my Marantz music centre. I presume Amazon play works in a different way. I e plugged earphones in but not used Bluetooth headphones, but the iPad has no problem picking up various other Bluetooth devices like a speaker. Are you up to date with the latest iPad software update? Another thing to try is to temporarily disconnect one of you other devices that are Bluetooth paired on the iPad and try again. Other then that I’m stumped
     
  5. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    You should be able to put new music on the ancient iPod through iTunes on your laptop/computer. Would that help the situation?
     
  6. JoanneF

    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    Our ipad no is so old it is no longer supported by updates :(

    The thing is, it just keeps going so we never felt the need to replace it.

    I tried disconnecting, reconnecting, switching both things off and on. I'll check Molly's link tomorrow, hopefully I'll have some luck.
     
  7. JoanneF

    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    Unfortunately no, the headphones can't pair with the iPad, and even if they could its a bit big to carry around.
     
  8. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    No I meant the iPod -
     
  9. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    That could be the reason why
     
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    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    Ah, I understand - yes that could work :)

    Indeed. :(
     
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    JoanneF PetForums VIP

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    Yes, I'm a fairly tidy person so I do have the connectors, and, because I set it all up when I used to be a lot more tech savvy, I have all the music on the pc. Sounds possible!
     
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