Why doesn’t Windows 10 support AptX Bluetooth drivers? This is a question that many Windows 10 users asked on the Microsoft forum.
For example, let’s take the case of a Windows user who purchased a Bluetooth 5 wireless transceiver from EKSA and was puzzled when he realized that this machine does not support AptX and HD Bluetooth 5 and does not pair with EKSA.
I recently bought an EKSA Bluetooth 5 wireless transceiver with RCA outputs to the amplifier. I needed to stream from a Windows 10 laptop to an audio amplifier to improve sound quality and what do I get? After searching online I see that Microsoft does not support aptX and HD bluetooth 5 and Windows 10 ACER Laptop will not pair with EKSA. aptX has been around since the 80’s and now that many companies are switching to aptX Bluetooth 5 there is no way we can stay on this platform.
The user bitterly criticized Microsoft for this situation. He blamed Microsoft for not keeping up with the latest technology, interfering with the universal compatibility of Bluetooth technology and making Windows products obsolete.
Microsoft support agents responded to the query. They mentioned that there are two essential components for the AptX codec to be enabled.
The first is the Bluetooth driver for the device that AptX must support from the device manufacturer. The second component is the Bluetooth audio receiver, which must be compatible with the AptX codec.
Please note that Windows 10 supports AptX Bluetooh drivers. However, the operating system does not clearly show when your Bluetooth connection is using AptX.
We hope that Microsoft will integrate this type of information into the OSUI with the next major feature update.
In the meantime, if you’re still having trouble with Bluetooth, you might want to check out these troubleshooting guides:
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