Can I use a Bluetooth device with Skype?

Yes. To use Skype with a Bluetooth device such as a wireless headset:

  1. Make sure you are using the latest version of Skype. If you’re not sure what version of Skype you are using, it’s easy to find out.
  2. Make sure that Bluetooth works on your computer. Refer to your computer manufacturer’s documentation or website for more details on how to set up Bluetooth on your computer. You will need to ensure that the Bluetooth software and drivers (known as the Bluetooth stack) on your computer supports the Headset Profile (HSP). We also recommend that you download and install the latest drivers for your Bluetooth stack.
  3. Pair your Bluetooth device with your computer.
    How you do this will depend on both the Bluetooth stack on your computer, and the Bluetooth device you are using.
  4. Make the Bluetooth device your Skype audio device:
  • Sign in to Skype and in the Tools menu, select Options...
  • Under Audio settings, select your Bluetooth device from the Microphone, Speakers and Ringing drop-down list.

Not all Bluetooth headset features may be available when making a call with Skype. For example, whether the buttons on your headset function correctly depends on your Bluetooth stack.

Important: if the device is not Skype Certified, it may not work with Skype. Buy an accessory that’s guaranteed to work seamlessly with Skype from the Skype shop.

If you need more information on setting up your particular device, contact your device manufacturer.

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