One transmitter, many listeners: Bluetooth gets broadcast mode

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Berlin (dpa) — Being able to transmit music or information to many listeners at once has many advantages — just think of radio. With that in mind, the Bluetooth Special Group (SIG), which is responsible for developing the radio standard of the same name, has now fleshed out its plans for spatially-limited audio broadcasts to theoretically any number of Bluetooth headphones or speakers. The new function is called Auracast and the specifications will be published in the coming months, but when the first smartphones, notebooks, TVs and stereos with Auracast functionality will hit the market is di…

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