The New Version of Bluetooth Is Here to Fix Your Headphones
Bluetooth’s new low-energy audio capabilities will save your battery and let you stream to multiple sources at once.
Ever wish you could start your own silent disco, or have the audio from a faraway TV beamed directly into your ears? Well, here comes Bluetooth to your very specific rescue.
Today at CES, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group announced that a few new capabilities will be coming to its namesake technology. These enhancements will be rolled into Bluetooth as a set of features known as LE Audio. That LE stands for “low energy,” and the goal for the update is to allow a standard Bluetooth signal to better manage and share wireless audio streams between devices without overworking the batteries in your phone, your smartwatch, or your headphones.