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SBluetooth Sound

Hi I have an ARC pro system but I cant get the sound via bluetooth, the sound is fine on the ipad and I get sound from the bluethooth speaker if I play music or something on the ipad, but nothing if I use the ARC app from the bluetooth speaker...

Any ideas? 

Andy P.

2059 posts

Community Moderator

I can double check but I am pretty sure that Bluetooth on the device can only connect to one other device so in this case if the powerbase is connected via Bluetooth no other device can connect using the same Bluetooth.

Workaround: Use the headphone jack on the device to connecto to an external speaker.


36 posts

I used to be able to get sound on a bluetooth speaker while racing using the Scaley app on my iPhone 6s. I know for sure because I posted this thread at SFI when I discovered that turning off the ringer would make the app go silent, even though music would still play:


Now, I cannot get sound from the Scaley app out of my bluetooth speaker, regardless of the status of the ringer.


I can get sound from MA2 (Magic Arc App, described in this thread: and available at the iOS app store, Google Play, and the Windows 10 store). Interestingly, I can now get sound from MA2 even if the ringer is turned off, so Magic must have fixed that.


Sound is nice, it might be worth giving Magic's app a try. It has a landscape display mode, track call activated by a button on the controller, 16 million user selectable colors for folks with color perception problems, fixed or dynamic leaderboard, and supports multiple pace cars. You can speak directly to Magic for bug reports and feature requests.

Red Rebel

14 posts

I found out by chance I could run the sound via a bluetooth speaker it works fine,  I just wished they had that info in the manual.  

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