AudioBT with TTS: BT audio GPS

AudioBT with TTS: BT audio GPS


Google Navigation now improved when using AudioBT service and Enhanced TTS engine (separate download).

Listen to GPS directions while using your handsfree or car music. Uses SCO profile to route audio as phone call and auto cut your music.

AudioBT is an application that unleashes the power of your in-car handsfree Bluetooth (BT) system or mono earpiece. It allows you to hear application audio messages such as GPS turn-by-turn directions from Google Navigation while you are listening to your regular radio station or music through your car stereo. This application temporarily routes audio messages from other applications to the Bluetooth incoming call audio channel, just like when an incoming call rings, interrupting your in-car audio momentarily. When the audio message is done playing, the system can return to its previous state.

Using the SCO proile instead of the A2DP profile for audio messages makes it possible to hear your messages while listening to any audio source in your car. It also works with any non-A2DP Bluetooth earpiece device.

Tested with Google Navigation and Waze.

Usage of the AudioBT service:
-Activate Bluetooth.
-Start AudioBT. The AudioBT service will start automatically and a notification will be shown.
-Press the Audio Test ON button to test the Bluetooth interface.
-Press the Audio Test OFF button to stop the test.
-Press the Stop Service to turn off AudioBT.

Limitations:
-This application will prevent other audio apps like the Music player from playing. For listening to Music on your mono non-A2DP device, download BTMono instead.
-Notifications will not be heard while AudioBT is running.
-May stop functionning after a phone call.
-The first milliseconds of audio may not be heard. Use Enhanced TTS to improve delay.
-Free version will stop routing audio after 4 messages.
-Requires Android 4.0 and higher.


New TTS engine:
The custom AudioBT TTS engine can be used to bypass your default TTS engine and reproduce the TTS over the Bluetooth, thus eliminating any clipping of the audio messages.

Usage of the TTS engine:
-Go to your phone parameters, Input, Speech synthesis, and select AudioBT TTS. Or use the TTS settings button in the AudioBT application.
-In the parameters, select your favorite language and TTS engine
-Play the sample text, you should hear it through your Bluetooth device.
-Do not turn on AudioBT service while using the AudioBT TTS engine.

Limitations:
-Free version will stop routing audio after 4 messages.
-When using Google Navigation, sometimes two voices can be heard simultaneously. Use AudioBT service running with Enhanced TTS for best results.

Recent changes:
2.2.8
-Crash fix

2.2.7
-Increase STREAM_MUSIC volume while playing.
-Fallback to speaker when Bluetooth is not connected.

2.2.6
-New Get Enhanced TTS button.

2.2.5
-Added BROADCAST_STICKY permission, required on some ROM/devices

2.2.3
-Minor change involving Bluetooth device detection.

2.2.1
-Bluetooth volume control working.

2.2.0
-Use MODE_IN_COMMUNICATION instead of MODE_IN_CALL for better compatibility
-Fallback to speaker mode when no bluetooth device is connected
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About AudioBT with TTS: BT audio GPS
Google Navigation now improved when using AudioBT service and Enhanced TTS engine (separate download).

Listen to GPS directions while using your handsfree or car music. Uses SCO profile to route audio as phone call and auto cut your music.

AudioBT is an application that unleashes the power of your in-car handsfree Bluetooth (BT) system or mono earpiece. It allows you to hear application audio messages such as GPS turn-by-turn directions from Google Navigation while you are listening to your regular radio station or music through your car stereo. This application temporarily routes audio messages from other applications to the Bluetooth incoming call audio channel, just like when an incoming call rings, interrupting your in-car audio momentarily. When the audio message is done playing, the system can return to its previous state.

Using the SCO proile instead of the A2DP profile for audio messages makes it possible to hear your messages while listening to any audio source in your car. It also works with any non-A2DP Bluetooth earpiece device.

Tested with Google Navigation and Waze.

Usage of the AudioBT service:
-Activate Bluetooth.
-Start AudioBT. The AudioBT service will start automatically and a notification will be shown.
-Press the Audio Test ON button to test the Bluetooth interface.
-Press the Audio Test OFF button to stop the test.
-Press the Stop Service to turn off AudioBT.

Limitations:
-This application will prevent other audio apps like the Music player from playing. For listening to Music on your mono non-A2DP device, download BTMono instead.
-Notifications will not be heard while AudioBT is running.
-May stop functionning after a phone call.
-The first milliseconds of audio may not be heard. Use Enhanced TTS to improve delay.
-Free version will stop routing audio after 4 messages.
-Requires Android 4.0 and higher.


New TTS engine:
The custom AudioBT TTS engine can be used to bypass your default TTS engine and reproduce the TTS over the Bluetooth, thus eliminating any clipping of the audio messages.

Usage of the TTS engine:
-Go to your phone parameters, Input, Speech synthesis, and select AudioBT TTS. Or use the TTS settings button in the AudioBT application.
-In the parameters, select your favorite language and TTS engine
-Play the sample text, you should hear it through your Bluetooth device.
-Do not turn on AudioBT service while using the AudioBT TTS engine.

Limitations:
-Free version will stop routing audio after 4 messages.
-When using Google Navigation, sometimes two voices can be heard simultaneously. Use AudioBT service running with Enhanced TTS for best results.

Recent changes:
2.2.8
-Crash fix

2.2.7
-Increase STREAM_MUSIC volume while playing.
-Fallback to speaker when Bluetooth is not connected.

2.2.6
-New Get Enhanced TTS button.

2.2.5
-Added BROADCAST_STICKY permission, required on some ROM/devices

2.2.3
-Minor change involving Bluetooth device detection.

2.2.1
-Bluetooth volume control working.

2.2.0
-Use MODE_IN_COMMUNICATION instead of MODE_IN_CALL for better compatibility
-Fallback to speaker mode when no bluetooth device is connected

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A Google User
Jul 24, 2014
Good
A Google User
Jul 2, 2014
Perfect Idea, but doesn't work :-( I have a note III Verizon and found only 2 apps capable of doing this. BTaudio and SoundAbout. Admittedly having problems with both. I've read that Android 4.4.2 has some issues with blutetooh, so It's hard to rate when not fully working. If this app can successfully transmit driving instructions from Google Maps and / or audio as a phone call to car stereo without chopping anything off, I'd rate it a 5. However, as of now, it CAN NOT. Hopefully it will soon?
A Google User
May 14, 2014
Exactly what I needed Works on nexus 4. Get the enhanced add on set delay to 1 second. I have been looking everywhere for an app that interrupts my FM radio and plays my phone GPS directions on radio. So easy I don't know why it took so long for someone to make this. 2 dollars coming your way bro. Still a little buggy, you need to add command to end call. Phone stays on after I hear the GPS.
A Google User
Apr 29, 2014
Great App in Android 4.1 & 4.2 (5- Star) now 0 This was a great app to complement Waze making it possible for me to receive voice guidance through my normal radio broadcast in the car. Similar to the way Waze works on the iPhone. Unfortunately when my phone (Samsung Note 2) updated to Android 4.3 it became distorted and uncomprehensible. Due to other performance issues since my update to 4.3 I did a factory reset to my phone and now it is completely unusable, it will not play the voice guidance at all although I can still hear the guidance in the backgrounf if I am running the "Audio test ON" loop.
A Google User
Jan 9, 2014
Nice Useful