Bluetooth Gets Huge Technological Update
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has announced an update to the Bluetooth technology that enables streaming “to an unlimited number of nearby audio devices.”
Auracast is part of the big Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) Audio capabilities rollout, which is set to become one of the biggest audio updates in years.
“Auracast broadcast audio will allow you to hear your best in the places you go,” the SIG explains.
“When visiting a public venue such as a transit centre, cinema, conference centre, house of worship, and more, you will be able to receive audio broadcasts from the public address system directly into your Auracast enabled Bluetooth earbuds or hearing device.
“Travellers at an airport, for instance, will be able to receive essential flight announcements such as gate changes, boarding schedules, and other travel information directly to their personal audio device. When used in this manner, Auracast broadcast audio will function as the next-generation assistive listening system (ALS) technology.”
To use the technology, you will need an Auracast enabled Bluetooth earbuds or hearing device.